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Today's Opinions

  • There’s no app for restoring souls

    My niece, Jennifer, has an iPhone.

    Last week, she and her husband, Marc; my sister, Peggy, and I (and Jennifer’s iPhone with all its cool applications — “apps”) went to Baja, Mexico to visit my parents who live on a beach on the Sea of Cortez.

    Want to know the name of a song on the radio? Jen’s phone has an app for that. Want to know the Spanish word for just about anything? She’s got an app for that.

  • Newberry is honest, impartial, will be fair as district judge

    To the editor:

    There is only one candidate to endorse for the position of district court judge and that is Peter Newberry. He has over 20 years of legal experience as a trial attorney. He is a very honest and impartial person and believes that every person should have a fair trial. He believes in helping one another and has been very successful with bike programs for two counties that include all age groups. He is a major player in Relay for Life, Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County and many worthwhile organizations.

  • Nothing we can do would make God turn his face away

    (Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is on a beach in Mexico, enjoying spring break with her sister and her parents. This is a column that ran in June 2002.)

    I once knew a woman who called herself a “Shameless Hussey.”

    Her last name is Hussey, but she preferred being called “Shameless.” She called herself a “Brazen Hussey” the time she stripped on “The Phil Donahue Show” in 1993. A self-confessed thrift store queen, she had been invited as part of a how-to-be-frugal show.

  • The many faces of Elder Abuse

    To the editor:

    As America’s population grows older, we will witness an increase in a very unpleasant development that too often accompanies ageing. It’s called Elder Abuse. It can be perpetrated by caregivers, friends, family, and strangers. It can happen in aged care facilities, in the family home - wherever the aged victim may be - and it manifests itself in a variety of ways.

    Physical abuse consists of misuse of physical force which can result in bodily injury. Slapping, hitting, shaking, kicking, and excessive restraint are examples of this kind of abuse.

  • God of ‘another chance’

    Recently, I met a young guy who told me about his faith journey with Jesus.

    He had grown up in church but didn’t want to follow Jesus once he got older. He didn’t go into details, but he said he was a knucklehead and did a lot of stuff he knew was wrong and didn’t really want to do what’s right.

    One day he was out driving and hydroplaned his car and it stopped just before going over a ledge.

    He said as he thought about what had just happened and how it could’ve ended, he heard God say to him, “Give me another chance.”

  • Flat Run Veterans Park sign was a contribution of many

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who were involved in funding and installing the sign and platforms for benches and trash cans at Flat Run Veterans Park. First, I would like to thank United Community Fund for donating $1,000 toward this endeavor. Also, thank you to the County Fiscal Court and the City Council for agreeing to pay half of the remaining balance, which was a very generous amount. Your kind attention was appreciated.

    Thanks to Steve Snapp for designing a sign that is great looking and one in which we can be proud of.

  • Parents thankful for help

    To the editor:

    On Monday, March 22, our son was involved in a single truck accident, in your county between Oddville and Claysville. The shoulder of the road gave away with him and his tri-axel dump truck rolled over.

  • Welcome to the forgiveness feast

    One of my favorite jokes goes like this:

    A woman whose husband just left her for another woman walks the beach and finds a bottle in the sand. After pulling out the cork, a genie appears and grants her three wishes, with one stipulation: Whatever she wishes for her husband receives double.

    She wishes for a million dollars and — poof! — she gets it, and her husband gets two million. Next, she wishes for a diamond necklace. Poof! One is at her feet and two end up on the neck of her husband’s new girlfriend.