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Columns

  • Reader input needed in special projects

    It’s that time of year again where I beg and plead for reader input! See, I’m on my knees now.
    We have several projects in the works and each needs reader-involvement.
    The first and most immediate call is for recipes from local cooks for the annual Gift Guide.
    I’ve been to enough pot lucks to know there are some amazing cooks in Harrison County. If yours is not a super, double-secret, under-lock-and-key recipe, share it with other readers.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. “Let’s do _____”
    6. Lake in France
    9. Q-Tip, e.g.
    13. Verdi’s composition, e.g.
    14. Hockey legend
    15. Emotion at center of “The Scarlet Letter”
    16. Dutch genre painter Jan _____
    17. Prefix for “new”
    18. *Served hot or cold
    19. *Popular hue
    21. *Turning pumpkin into Jack-o’-Lantern
    23. Sea to a Spaniard
    24. Common menu item, as on a computer
    25. Busy ___

  • Hard to beat a good thriller

    Oh how I enjoy a good scary movie.
    I am not referring to the types of movies where the only basis of horror is shown by a beautiful young woman, half clothed, running from a house screaming after she finds her boyfriend dead.
    I am talking about some of the great horror and scary movies that leave you afraid to go home alone in the dark.
    For the sake of time, I would like to rank only a few of the greats that have left me afraid of being alone in the dark over my short lifetime.

  • Busy community is a successful one

    I’m excited for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    There are some good things happening here that are moving us along.
    I hear the negative comments. I know we need industry and we need jobs more than anything else, but to paraphrase my grandmother, sometimes you can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
    We’re not going to solve world hunger here, but we can certainly take pride in the good things that are happening.

  • Theme: Movie Villains Statepoint Crossword

    ACROSS
    1. Still no cure for these
    6. Grandmother in Britain
    9. Soothing plant gel
    13. Copycat’s behavior
    14. Yoko ___
    15. Fill with high spirits
    16. Edible seaweed
    17. Stir or fuss
    18. Rock bottom
    19. *Unstoppable hitman in “No Country for Old Men”
    21. *Wilkes and Ratched, e.g.
    23. Beauty treatment site
    24. ___ Verde National Park
    25. *Simian planet ruler
    28. The Destroyer in Hinduism
    30. Composure under strain

  • Some things are left better off not posted

    Recently tragedy struck Harrison County when a 14-year-old girl took her life.
    While the details of the incident are not all that important at this time, thoughts and prayers go out to those friends and family members who will forever be burdened with the untimely loss.
    As for my main point of this week’s column, I would like to focus toward what I feel continues to be an ongoing issue among society.
    This week I unfortunately came across a rather lengthy and pointless discussion thread on Facebook.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Things on a list
    6. Grease container
    9. Bear with the biggest chair
    13. Halves of diameters
    14. *He followed “Give’em Hell Harry”
    15. Underneath
    16. Bornean ape
    17. NFL QB ___ Newton
    18. Knightly cover
    19. *Party choice
    21. *It narrows the field
    23. Usually comprised of 6 - 12 games in tennis
    24. Often the object of desire in old spy movies
    25. It often draws a crowd at parties
    28. South American Indian people

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: WORLD SERIES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Played, as with an idea
    6. “Lake” in France
    9. Confederate soldier’s hat
    13. Copycat’s behavior
    14. She married a Beatle
    15. They go from high to low
    16. Ancient Roman’s language
    17. Small sandy island on a coral reef
    18. Like days gone by
    19. *One of its teams hasn’t won one since 1908
    21. *Chased in playoffs
    23. Friend from Paris
    24. Belongs to us

  • On the campaign trail

    Will the madness stop?
    Each year at election time, the commercials and news clips become almost unbearable. Well, not almost, most assuredly unbearable.
    Enough with the mudslinging!
    Tell me why I should vote for your candidate. What makes him qualified for the position?
    Also with each election comes the Democrat’s practice of accepting candidate endorsement letters to the editor.
    Highlight the word “endorsement.”

  • Well paid should never complain about wages

    As a way of sparking some potential interesting letters to the editor, I would like to offer up the conversation regarding the current situation in the NFL.
    Referees!!!
    Love them or hate them, they are just as much part of any game played as the athletes are.
    Take referees out of a game and we would be stuck watching a variation of the ultimate fighter in most cases... which could prove to be interesting in some cases.