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Today's Opinions

  • God’s name shouldn’t be attached to personal opinions and ideas

    To the editor:

    Do you know why many people stopped going to church? Or why they never started in the first place?  It might be because we keep attaching God’s name to our opinions.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and their opinion is neither right nor wrong, because it is their opinion. But if there is a God (and I’m convinced there is), I wonder how he feels about us attaching his name to our opinion. We try to give authority and clout to our own ideas by throwing the G-word into the same sentence.

  • Once you’re His, there’s no sin He can’t or won’t forgive

    ‘When I was about 10 I had gorilla legs, which embarrassed me horribly.

    Next to my fair-haired classmates who all had fine downy fuzz on their legs, I thought I stood out and that everyone thought I was as hideous as I considered myself to be.

    That was also in the olden days when girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school, so I couldn’t hide my legs underneath a pair of jeans.

  • Building of Hassall’s house was a blessing for more than just family

    To the editor:

    There has been a lot of talk in town about the Hassalls selling their house. Some people are even concerned they are getting dollars out of it. I would like to share with you what I got out of their house.

    I got the privilege of working with all of the professionals and volunteers who gave of their time and money to work on it. I got to see the “best side” of my hometown, (businesses and public) who gave so much. I also got the satisfaction of helping give a deserving family a helping hand.

  • Poteet family thanks community after losing daughter

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 24, 2008, our 16-year-old daughter Kayla and our 15- year-old daughter Brandi were in a car accident with two of their friends. Our daughter Kayla did not make it and Brandi was seriously injured. It has been 6 months since the accident but we have not forgotten anything that anyone has done for us. We would like to thank everyone for all your calls, cards, support, love and prayers that we have received since that horrible day. The outpour that we received and still receive has been tremendous and we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us.

  • Decision to sell is Hassalls only

    To the editor:

  • Hassall family shouldn’t be judged; only God has the right to judge

    To the editor:

    In my opinion, we can collect a general opinion about people by their actions, but unless we know them on an intricate level, it is impossible to know their full situation. So I am baffled when I read letters criticizing the Hassall family for selling their house.   

  • Majority of community supports Hassall family’s decision to sell

    To the editor:

  • Food, light and ventilation are needed for hens and Christians

    Several years ago I wrote a story for the newspaper about two local sisters who raise chickens and sell the eggs.

    As part of my, um, research, I ate some fresh-out-of-the-chicken eggs, sunny-side up, if I recall. That’s the way I like my eggs, but I also like them scrambled with onions and artichoke hearts, or maybe mushrooms.

    I’m so glad eggs are no longer on the Evil Foods list (and if they still are, please don’t tell me). I love eggs!