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Today's Opinions

  • New Year, new opportunity

    By Taylor Riley

     It’s that time of year again! You know, the time that everyone you know invites you to use his or her guest pass at his or her overcrowded gym facility. It’s the time to jump on the bandwagon of wishful thinking that this year will be YOUR year.

    Happy New Year!

  • The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit

     Hostess Twinkies were invented in 1931 by James Dewar, manager of Continental Bakeries’ Chicago factory. He envisioned the product as a way of using the company’s thousands of shortcake pans which were otherwise employed only during the strawberry season. Originally called Little Shortcake Fingers, they were renamed Twinkie Fingers, and finally “Twinkies.”  

  • Letter to the Editor - Jan. 7, 2016

     Fight for your pension benefits

  • The blessing of holy fear

     Perhaps you had a late night when you were on a date and found yourself on lover’s lane. There is kissing and maybe touching. You wonder how far this is going to go.  What was your greatest fear?  

    Most people would say it was getting caught. What if someone recognized the car you were in?  What if blue lights started flashing? What if someone you knew, like your dad, showed up to shine a light in the car and see what was going on? What does God think?

  • Trusting God with impossible things

    One of the great parenting lessons I learned from my parents was to set firm limits and keep them.  

    With those limits were clear opportunities to receive more freedom and responsibility if I showed I was ready.  

  • The gift of life

    By Rick Rash

     This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones. 

    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories.  She dreamed of having the opportunity to simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs and enjoy holiday treats. 

  • YMCA recalls changed lives

    By Peggy Kilgore

    As a holiday gift to our Oldham Era readers, we would like to offer some inspiration and motivation. We are always hearing great stories of achievement and determination from our Y members, many of whom have had life-changing experiences by getting on the path to better health.

    Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Letters to the Editor from Students - Dec. 24

     Students in Georgia Drury’s fourth grade class at Locust Grove Elementary were provided with the following prompt with which to complete a writing assignment: