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Columns

  • Help is out there
  • Donate life

    Every week when I'm at the Marion County Judicial Center doing my public record chore I regularly and repeatedly hear people say "no" to being an organ donor when renewing their driver's license.
    It infuriates me.
    I just don't get it.

  • Automotive industry becomes regional point of pride

    By Rick Games

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.
    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

  • Take time to appreciate others

    "Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
    - Mary Kay Ash

    I have worked at The Lebanon Enterprise for 12 years now, and the people I work with have become a second family to me.
    I’m not just saying that. I mean it.
    I think they would agree with me, too.
    We are a family.
    We’ve experienced lots of ups and downs together.

  • High school was a pleasant surprise

    By Gabby Barnes
    Guest columnist

  • Repent, really?

    By Dennis Hagan
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a column that appeared in the July 23 edition of the Enterprise.

    When I take a look around our great nation (through my own eyes versus the mass media), I see a nation that continues to bloom with compassion and good will. Where great people work hard every day to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in economics and education.

  • School is back in session: Drive slow and let them grow

    Years ago J.T. Whitlock would run PSA commercials every year when school started. One of his favorite messages was “Drive slow and let them grow.” I thought these were a little on the corny side, but they were effective. Folks, school is starting this week and everyone is a little excited and out of their summer routine. Traffic will be heavy with all the moms and dads headed to school with their children for that first day. School buses will be out on the roads after a short summer recess. So, slow down, be patient and remember: Drive slow and let them grow.

  • Guys and Dolls, tutus and tomatoes

    Marion County is a happening place.
    In this week’s edition, we have stories and photos from many different events and attractions that took place within our county lines just this past week.

  • Flushing out the pipes

    If you drove through downtown Lebanon earlier this week, you probably noticed city crews digging up part of the street at the intersection of Main Street and S. Spalding Avenue.
    Whatever temporary inconvenience that may cause, know that their efforts will probably go a long way toward reducing the risk of the kind of flooding downtown experienced three times last year.
    By clearing out a blockage where a portion of the storm sewer collapsed, water should be able to flow more freely.

  • Saying farewell to Lebanon

    By Matt Overing

    I remember my parents would always remind me to thank the parents of my friends that let me come over and hang out.
    I remember thinking it was stupid, because I was going to hang out with my friends, not with their parents.
    When I moved into my own apartment, I realized why you say thanks when you visit another home. It’s courteous to the owner. I learned to appreciate friends that would come over and say thanks.