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Today's Opinions

  • What was God thinking when he created crazy moms?

    My friend Cristy and I often ponder the deep mysteries of the universe.

    For instance, “What was God thinking?” one of us will start, then say, “by putting trans fats and carbohydrates that turn into belly lard in foods that taste good?”

    One of our favorite ponderings involves mothers. Like, what was God thinking when he created crazy, neurotic mothers?

    She has one and I am one.

  • Donations being accepted for JMI week-long retreat

    To the editor:

    I am writing or behalf of Jordan’s Imani (Faith) Ministries, Inc. (JIM). Our organization is a non-profit designed to provide a safe environment for individuals and families to come together, to share, communicate, and to learn more about subjects that matter in their lives. To receive tools to better manage their lives with hope, faith, dignity and love by focusing on education and the renewing of their minds toward change.

  • Ms. Rita will long be remembered for her dedication, passion

    To the Editor:

    The Harrison County School System has lost a remarkable lady. Mrs. Rita Rogers was a classroom assistant at Northside Elementary School. Over the past 20 years, Mrs. Rogers has touched the lives of thousands of students that walked through the halls of the school. She also touched the lives of many fellow staff members, including mine.

  • People should help themselves

    To the editor:

    Let’s speak out and if we all pull together, we might get our point out. So, if you are a working person, please speak out and quit paying for people who don’t work or who try to help themselves.

    The reason I am writing this is to explain my letter to the editor that appeared in a previous paper. Anyway, it is time for working people to have a say and to get help. If you are one that lives strictly off the government, you should not be allowed to booze it up and you should have to show how you spend government money.

  • Grow thick skin and ‘get thou over it’

    A writer friend in Denver once got a letter from a now-former reader of hers who said not only would she never buy another of my friend’s books, but she would tell all her friends to boycott them too.

    The reason? The reader accused my friend of quoting from a “lesbian” Bible.

    According to the reader, supposedly the Bible translation my friend used may or may not have had a lesbian on the team of translators.

    If I told you the Bible translation you’d be shocked since it’s probably the most used modern English translation worldwide.

  • Mother asks for help keeping daughter’s memory alive

    To the editor,

    My name is Lisa Poteet and Kayla was my daughter. Since that horrible day on Nov. 24, 2008, when our precious Kayla was taken from us, this community has continued to show our family love and support in so many different ways. It has meant so much to us and we will never be able to thank you enough.

  • Government assistance isn’t fair

    To the editor:

    This is in regards to a previous letter to the editor about government assistant programs.

    I was told to divorce my husband, then I could get health care and other assistance. I am a diabetic and was told this in 2004. My husband of 43 years has had five bypass surgeries and six stints since 1993. He finally decided to stop working in 2001, after being told stress of work was causing his heart more harm.

  • Postal food drive is a success

    To the editor:

    It is hard to put into words the thanks and gratitude to the people of this city and county for your generosity and support of the Harrison County Food Pantry. You just out did yourself again this year. Over 4,000 pounds of food was collected. A great big thank you goes to our postal employees that collect and weigh all this food. I know this is extra work, time and effort on their part, but without them, this would not be a success.