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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Did Russia’s meddling influence the results of the ‘16 election?
    I’m registered as an independent voter and have been for 25 years. I care not for the Democrats or Republicans. I didn’t think I could support Trump or Clinton in the race for president.
    However, if I had known of Russia’s support of Trump and their campaign against Hillary I would have had to hold my nose and voted for Hillary.

  • Abuse Of Opioids Costing Businesses Millions

    (Dr. Matt McCarty is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in chronic pain management. he founded Genotox Laboratories (www.genotoxlabs.com), a rapidly growing national reference lab providing medication monitoring services through urine drug screen confirmations and pharmacogenomics testing)

        As the children of Brian and Courtney Halye found themselves preparing for school one morning in March, they began to worry because their parents still had not made it out of their bedroom.

  • Viewpoint

    It was interesting to read this week that the greatest golfer of all time is something less than mechanically inclined.
    According to his wife, Barbara, Jack Nicklaus has been disparagingly tagged with the nickname, ‘Handy Jack.’
    She made the comment that her father was a whiz at repairing any and everything around the house when she was growing up and she thought that all men could do those things.
    She then related a story of how she asked Jack to attach a simple shelf to the inside of a cabinet door to hold spices, cups or something of that ilk.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    On Saturday morning, April 1, I want to Walmart to get groceries and a 24 pack of water. As I went out the door of the store I prayed that the Lord would help me get the things into my car.
    After opening the trunk I turned around to start putting them in and a gracious lady pulled her cart beside mine and asked if I needed help and that is when she became “A Servant of God.” She had no idea I had asked God for help. God truly does answer prayer.

  • Staying healthy eight ways

    Way back in the early dawn of history-well not really-there was much said about the power of positive thinking. Somewhere along the line, we discarded that notion and took back up with worrying, fretting and fussing.
    Since there is nothing new under the sun, I recently ran into an article explaining that there are positive health benefits that result for the human organism when that human engages in a positive, sunny outlook.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Big Ben’s face
    6. “C’____ la vie!”
    9. Hefty competitor
    13. Water-resistant wool cloth
    14. William F. Cody, ____ Buffalo Bill
    15. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____
    16. Food-borne bacteria
    17. Bro to sis or sis to bro
    18. Bat dwelling?
    19. *It lights up the sky
    21. *S’more cooker
    23. Turkish title of respect
    24. Sensational promotion
    25. *Take a first aid one on a camping trip
    28. Lover of Aeneas

  • Believe in a trusted news source

    What is your No. 1 news source?
    How confident are you in that source?
    I have been in the news-providing business for over 40 years. It’s a place where writers have been drummed with “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”
    That’s not something that happens on social media. Real news happens and is reported by real journalists.