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Columns

  • Too many die too young in wars of ‘stupidity’

    Editor’s note: The following is the speech given by Chuck Duffy at Battle Grove Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2012, for the annual Veterans’ Day program.
     
    Good morning! I thank the Battle Grove Cemetery’s board of trustees, superintendent Mr. Billy Grayson and his competent staff for hosting this annual event. I am grateful to take part in this occasion.

  • Mirror magic

    A month or so ago, I met a man with part of his right arm missing – he was a tree trimmer and had an accident involving a chain saw.
    I asked him if the missing part ever hurt. He said as a matter of fact, it was bothering him as we were talking.
    Doctors call it “phantom pain.” The limb or body part is no longer there, but the person may still feel as if it is. Sometimes an amputated foot tickles or gets that “pins and needles” sensation of having fallen asleep. Sometimes a missing arm or leg aches or itches – or hurts like heck.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: ANIMAL WORLD
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order

  • Vote for America not a party

    Who did we vote for, or rather, what party did we vote for?
    I wrote this column prior to the general election results in an effort to remain non-biased, which all reporters should aspire to, especially while writing about politics.
    I am a registered Democrat, mainly because my pappaw was and I always tried to be just like him, but to say that I am a die-hard Democrat would be a misstatement.
    I recently read a few letters that were submitted supporting political parties instead of supporting political candidates.

  • 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.