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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - April 7, 2016

    Tired of obstructionist politics

  • Easter is a love story

     The drama of Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter is a love story. It is the story of God’s love. 

    I think the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) is the love story Jesus told during his life to help prepare the disciples to understand how his death could be used by God to redeem the world. 

  • FSA tips: growing organics

    By Val Dolcini

    The strength of the rural economy rests upon growing, making and creating products that people want to eat, buy and use. Over the past seven years, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has worked to enhance the range of products made in rural America and to expand the domestic and international markets for those products. These changes strengthen traditional agriculture, be it promoting biofuels or bio-based products, improving animal genetics or even developing more plant varieties.

  • The grieving process

     Years ago when I served in parish ministry I used to visit all of my parishioners’ homes.  It was a great way to get to know people, do a parish census and find out what the real needs were.

  • Kasbah to rooftop: finding peace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I can’t stop smiling. 

    It started when I rode that camel on the beach in Morocco, and continued as I followed my intuition wherever it led. 

  • Letter to the Editor - March 31, 2016

     In regards to your article on alcohol fees over the past two years, since it was never mentioned, I would like to know what percentage of those fees came from standalone drive-thru package stores?

    How many of the extra 77 drunk drivers shopped these vs. shopping at Kroger or any walk-in store that sells other things?  How many more lives are in danger with 77 more drunks on the road?  

  • Holy Week: a spiritually intense time

     If you were in church last Sunday there may have been palm branches. If so, it would have been just like it was about 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, the week before Jesus’ resurrection. 

  • Be kind

     Recently I asked multiple folks what they had learned in their lives.  The best answer I received was from a fellow Rotarian who said: “I’ve learned that the best advice you can give anyone is, ‘Be kind.’”  Love and kindness are essential parts of our being.