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Today's Opinions

  • Proud of coal contributions

    To the editor:

  • Public building should be smoke free


    To the editor:

  • Theme: Holiday Traditions Statepoint crosswords

    1. Prepare for surgery
    6. One time around
    9. “____ we forget”
    13. Uniform shade
    14. Sacha Baron Cohen’s ___ G
    15. Raccoon cousin
    16. Smidgins
    17. Olden-day aerosol can propellant
    18. Be of one mind
    19. *”A Visit from St. Nicholas” beginning
    21. *Waiting time
    23. Chapter in history
    24. Moldy appetizer
    25. Greyhound, e.g.
    28. Sea World attraction
    30. *They hang around
    35. Cross to bear
    37. “You betcha!”

  • Don’t fall victim to holiday scammers

    ‘Tis the season.
    Yes siree. Gifting. Baking. Decorating. Sharing. Scamming.
    Huh?
    That’s right. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for cheating thy neighbor.
    Well, maybe not neighbor precisely, but certainly cheating others.
    We are supposed to be living a Hallmark movie at this time of year. You know, no stress, perfect children, plenty of money for gift-buying; that’s the Hallmark life. Right?
    Then why is the Better Business Bureau warning about scams and bogus bargains?

  • Blessings towards those for the Blessing Ball

    To the editor:
    Leesburg Christian Church would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make our first annual Blessing Ball a great success.  
    This was truly a blessing to our guests as well as those of us who volunteered for this very special ministry. Our guests have continued to talk about their “special” evening and what a wonderful experience they had, and hopefully we were able to share the love of our Lord with serving others.  

  • How will you celebrate Christmas this year?

    I was recently reminded during a sermon at my church of the true meaning of Christmas.
    I have written so many articles in my short time here at the Democrat, where I stand on my soap-box and scream “no” to the countless society customs that we all find ourselves committing time and time again.
    Perhaps some of the most silly customs that we continue to embrace each and every year are those of Christmas.

  • Theme: HOLIDAY SONGS

    ACROSS
    1. Muslim woman’s headscarf
    6. Found on a keyboard
    9. *What mommy gave Santa
    13. Idealized image
    14. Beatle bride
    15. “Saturday Night Fever” music
    16. Yo-Yo Ma with a cello, e.g.
    17. Like sashimi
    18. Team event in track
    19. *”Away in a ______”
    21. Number of football players on field per team
    23. Zeus, e.g.
    24. Dog pest
    25. Boozer
    28. Red Cross supplies
    30. Like Tinkerbell
    35. Absent soldier

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    To the editor:
    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It is never too early to learn about the services hospice can provide. Medical, emotional and spiritual needs are only a few of the things hospice can help (provide) patients and family when dealing with the worst days of their lives.
    Nine years ago my family met the hospice team when my husband Jack was dealing with cancer. What a blessing they were to us after he died. I told Hospice of the Bluegrass that I needed to give back what I received.