Category: Opinion

It’s a bird, it’s a plane?it’s bizarre

?People of earth, this is Dale Suderman.? The entire world watches the breaking television news story as a Michael Jordan type sports hero?also rumored to be an alien?announces he will leave the sports world to seek the planet of his birth.

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Miles to go and resolutions to keep

Marie Edgeworth said, ?The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterward; they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.?

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Hearing is not always knowing

After 40-plus years of marriage, one would think a guy would have a clue about what the woman in the house means when she talks. I might fall in the category of having not much of a clue.

I no longer get direct instructions, but rather clues about what I?m supposed to be doing.

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Holidays rekindle trivia, memories

Another year has flown by and it?s the holiday season again. I consider
myself very fortunate to have many reasons to be happy, and I wish the
same for you in the coming year.

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Job well done

Transitions are inevitable and usually for the better. But that doesn?t mean we can?t feel sad about them when they signal the conclusion of something that has been very good. That?s how we see the upcoming retirement of Tabor College President Larry Nikkel.

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Gifts to remember?and hold on to

?You can’t always get what

you want. But if you try

sometimes, well, you just might find, you get what you need.?

?The Rolling Stones

And God said: ?If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other??

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Christmas is for us, Charlie Brown

One of my all-time favorite holiday videos is ?A Charlie Brown Christmas.? Within the larger plot, the story of the first Christmas comes alive with purity and simplicity as told by a little child.

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Year end is closing fast upon us

Year end is fast closing in on us and I have to say it has been a good one for the most part. Life can always be better, but it sure can be a lot worse.

At this time we reflect on the past and look to the future. Year 2008 promises to be busy and exciting and maybe a little scary, too.

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Letters (Week of Dec. 26, 2007)

United Way to cease operation in county? During the past several years, Marion County volunteers have attempted to establish a United Way organization to support charitable agencies in the county. During this, county businesses and individual community members have been asked to financially support this effort. Recently it has become apparent that our county is not willing to provide the […]

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Editorial- Thanks?again

Once more we citizens of Marion County owe a huge debt of gratitude to the utility crews and emergency responders who gave so much time and energy to help our communities recover from power outages during last week?s ice storm. True, they were compensated for their efforts, but working long hours in cold weather and away from family and friends […]

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