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Today's Opinions

  • Green beans, Arsenic and graduation

    First garden report: The green onions are thriving and some have found their way into a casserole already.
    Potatoes are happy, radishes will be ready in a jiffy and the green beans look a little bewildered. They are crowded for sure, and what, if anything, turns out from them in this experiment will be interesting at least.

  • Local media serves a purpose for Harrison County

    I admit that I have ink in my blood. It’s an old cliche, but after 41 years, I feel comfortable making that proclamation.
    I can reach back to the 1960s and remember sitcom sets where someone was reading a newspaper.
    Jackie Gleason (Ralph) opened nearly every show with him sitting at the kitchen table, newspaper in hand and coffee nearby. Somewhere in the background Sue Ann Langdon (Alice) was seeing what she could do to annoy her husband.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Early stage
    6. Mythical giant bird
    9. Recipe instruction
    13. *____ Davis, won Tony and Oscar for same role
    14. *Derek Jacobi won one in “Much ____ About Nothing”
    15. Cockatoo’s cousin
    16. Cell phone bill item
    17. Rare find
    18. Winged
    19. *Three-time winner Lin-Manuel
    21. *Dick Van Dyke’s winning role, 1961
    23. River in Spain
    24. Musical finale
    25. It would
    28. One of algae
    30. Sacred beetle, to King Tut

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Bluffer’s game
    6. R&R spot
    9. “For” in Spanish
    13. Nimble
    14. Not square?
    15. South Korean port
    16. “Superman” Christopher
    17. Turkish military leader
    18. 1960s abstractionism
    19. *____ eggs
    21. *Small decorative appetizer sandwiches
    23. Questionnaire check box
    24. Insubstantial
    25. Tank filler
    28. Willy Wonka mastermind
    30. #4 Down hometown
    35. Building extensions
    37. Charles Manson’s home

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I doubt many in Harrison County have ever heard of the name Phthias Russ.
    Phthias was a negro league baseball player from 1921 to 1925. Born in Cynthiana on April 7, 1904, Died Aug. 9, 1930.
    He won a batting title in 1928 for the Chicago American Giants. His career was cut short because of illness. He played baseball, basketball, track and football for Sam Houston College in Texas and attended Mehary Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee.
    He was an All American football player in 1924 for Sam Houston College.

  • Viewpoint

    Too often we mark our calendars for long weekends, thanks to federal holidays, without really thinking about what that holiday is for.
    Memorial Day is one of those.
    When school is still in session, students simply look at this as a day they know they won’t be in school.
    Adults in the work-force, know it is a day off, and a time for a potential long weekend get-away.
    As a community, we really don’t have any type of organized activity to honor those who have given their lives in service to this country.