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Today's Opinions

  • Relay for Life

    To the editor:
    The time has come once again to take in our county Relay for Life, which is Friday, June 24. Take a minute of your time if someone asks you for a donation, hear them out. It doesn’t have to be a lot; even $1 helps.

  • Good times at ice cream social

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success. All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.
    We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local businesses who provided items for our silent auction. We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream.

  • Alabama relief

    To the editor:
    A few weeks ago, Harrison County, in its usual fashion, responded to a community in need. The area was Franklin County, Ala., which received a direct hit from a large tornado. A group of local farmers decided to find a location similar to ours and help with supplying materials that would begin to put their lives back together. Nearly $15,000 of fencing and building materials were sent from Harrison County on a truck donated by Sadler Trucking (Mark Sadler). The following is an update on what happened to the materials.

  • Thanks Dr. Joe

    To the editor:
    The Hospital Board and HMH Staff are to be commended for sponsoring a reception on June 12 to honor the lengthy and highly successful medical practice of Dr. Joe A. Nichols.  
    Janice and I went to Dr. Smiser for a few years before Joe started his practice in that office. It was easy to transition to Dr. Nichols, and we were with him until his retirement. Being born during the Depression, I thought of Joe as one possessing many of the admirable traits of the “country doctor”.  

  • Local museum is a jewel in our crown

    To the editor:
    No matter how many times I visit our hometown museum I leave with more knowledge of our community’s history, more appreciation for Harold Slade and the Historical Society, and great pride for what I consider a jewel in the crown of our town.
    A very good friend of mine from Cincinnati came down late Saturday for an overnight stay with us. She wanted to get a feel for the place I call home and go away having a “visual” picture of all the places I speak about when we’re together.

  • Do you want to be our friend? Click yes or no

    Who hasn’t dreaded the choosing sides way of teaming up?
    Two “coaches” are selected and then those coaches choose from a pool of wanna-be players until the final player remains and the last coach to choose is stuck with the last player.
    I always feared not being liked enough to be picked in any draft and being the lone player left behind, which in theory would be the lesser athlete, but in reality is the least popular.
    We all want to be liked; from sporting activities to business.
    Life’s just that way.

  • May today be the beginning of a new journey

    Mr. Dotson, school board members, administrators, teachers, parents, family and especially the graduates in the class 2011: Good evening.  
    I first want to thank the class for allowing me to be the speaker this evening. I am honored and will attempt to keep it short and get you out of the heat.
    Just 25 years ago I was in your seats. At that time, we had graduation in the auditorium, the overflow was  in the library and both were extremely crowded. Lots of things have changed over the last 25.  

  • Let’s not forget the arts

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the Cynthiana Arts Council, Maysville Community College, The Cynthiana Democrat and the Licking River Writers for sponsoring, promoting and hosting the 2011 writing contest and recognition reception, showcasing the works of the finalists.
    The reception was such a delight. There were so many excellent writers in attendance. I was particularly impressed with and awed by the young writers. Such talent and imagination. I certainly hope these young writers will be encouraged, inspired and supported throughout their years to come.