Category: Opinion

Best bet for fuel relief is ‘natural’

I?ve been mull?ing it over about breaking our dependence upon foreign oil and can?t help but think that it won?t be solved until we figure out how to easily make our cars, trucks, trains and boats more efficient.

Switching all of our vehicles to hybrids and electric will take a long time since not everyone is in a position to buy a new vehicle just now. And it isn?t possible to make enough ethanol to substitute for all of the gasoline we need.

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We’re in need of a (diaper) change

Change: to make the form, nature or content of something different. Reform: to change to a better state or form; to improve by alteration. Do these words sound familiar? If not, you?ve been successful at ignoring the slew of presidential advertisements flooding the airwaves. To catch you up, ?change? is to Barack Obama?s campaign as ?reform? is to John McCain?s. […]

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Singalong with Buble was pretty OK

There are a lot of things going on in the world that I could have picked for a column topic: plummeting gas prices, a suffering economy and the presidential election, to name a few. Instead, I thought I would tell you about what I did last Friday night. Not only does this require a lot less thinking, but it also […]

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5 years ago (week of Oct. 15)

n Heavy rains last Wednes?day night, particularly to the west of Hillsboro, caused the South Cottonwood River to overflow its banks on Thursday. Rainfall reports in Hillsboro ranged from 3 to 5 inches. n Rolland ?Bay? Lawrence, a Tabor College standout football player from the early 1970s who went on to become an all-pro in the National Football League, had […]

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An end, a beginning

Word that USD 410 had settled the lawsuit filed by patron Raymond Brandt brought to mind the words of President Gerald Ford when he pardoned his predecessor, Richard Nixon: ?Our national nightmare is over.? The comparison is exaggerated, but also appropriate on at least two counts. First, the lawsuit may not have been a ?nightmare? because one could argue that […]

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Letters (Week of Oct. 8 2008)

Jail project is neither profitable nor helpful   As a concerned citizen of Marion County, I feel obligated to inform others on the pressing issue of the plan to build a new detention center. I grew up in Marion and still to this day believe we have a wonderful community in which our children can play safely. From personal experience […]

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A week of big stories and events

The issue regarding the one percent sales tax proposed for a new jail was one of the biggest stories of this past week. It befuddles me that we are just now starting to hear what is actually planned one month from the election. The information presented was vague at best and biased.

After the Hillsboro meeting I had a man come to me and say he had seen in my column that I hadn?t found anyone who supported the jail idea. He said, ?Well, now you have.?

He went on to say, if I understood correctly, that he bought a vehicle and groceries out of the county because he didn?t receive friendly treatment locally.

There are two major problems I see with that mindset. He doesn?t intend on helping pay for the jail anyway and won?t be contributing to the local sales tax collections regardless of what they are used for.

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Tabor?s centennial celebration and homecoming was another major event this past weekend. It looked like a big success to me and included many visitors from far and wide.

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Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 8, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 8, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 8, 2008)

bob_20071003072432.jpg "And joining us now is Ranger Bob, who will give us some advice on dealing with the local grizzly bear population. Good evening, Bob! …Bob? …Bob?"

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Why do our kids turn out like us?

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.? ?C.G. Jung, ?Integration of the Personality,? 1939

?Oh, Lord help that child?that is so me!? Have you ever caught yourself saying that? At times when your daughter or son (that child) does something that instinctively and immediately upsets you?

Then just as quickly you realize that whatever they have just said or done could have easily come from you because their reaction is all to familiar. Remind you of anyone?

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Many questions about that bailout

The recent $700 billion bailout of lending institutions has me puzzled. I have many more questions than answers. For example…. If the commercials were true, and no one could do ?what Countrywide can,? why did the mortgage company keep doing it? Why did all the subprime lenders continue to write bad loans despite obvious signs those who were borrowing were […]

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