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Today's Opinions

  • Building obstacles in order to overcome them

    Overcoming obstacles can be a challenge for anyone. Creating them, well, that's something else all together.
    Yet, that's exactly what Marion County JROTC students were doing this past weekend. On Saturday, students and their instructors constructed the first part of what they plan to be an obstacle course.
    They started with a 15-foot rope climb, a low crawl, a balance beam series and a six-foot wall. The plan is to add another dozen obstacles before the course is complete.

  • Building obstacles in order to overcome them

    Overcoming obstacles can be a challenge for anyone. Creating them, well, that's something else all together.
    Yet, that's exactly what Marion County JROTC students were doing this past weekend. On Saturday, students and their instructors constructed the first part of what they plan to be an obstacle course.
    They started with a 15-foot rope climb, a low crawl, a balance beam series and a six-foot wall. The plan is to add another dozen obstacles before the course is complete.

  • Building obstacles in order to overcome them

    Overcoming obstacles can be a challenge for anyone. Creating them, well, that's something else all together.
    Yet, that's exactly what Marion County JROTC students were doing this past weekend. On Saturday, students and their instructors constructed the first part of what they plan to be an obstacle course.
    They started with a 15-foot rope climb, a low crawl, a balance beam series and a six-foot wall. The plan is to add another dozen obstacles before the course is complete.

  • Why not postpone deer season?

    With deer season starting soon there are many does with fawns so young and small that they still have soft spots and some are even newborn. Deer season should be postponed or killing these does banned.

    Also, there is no bear season in Marion County, so if a bear is seen, do not kill it. They are harmless anyway.

  • Letter: Why not postpone deer season?

    With deer season starting soon there are many does with fawns so young and small that they still have soft spots and some are even newborn. Deer season should be postponed or killing these does banned.
    Also, there is no bear season in Marion County, so if a bear is seen, do not kill it. They are harmless anyway.
    I will never understand how hunting is a sport when high-powered guns with scopes are used against a defenseless animal. If a person needs the meat, that is different. However, health experts are advising eating little.
    Barbara Warner

  • Do veterans deserve a discount?

    A question arose recently concerning businesses offering discounts to veterans. Should businesses offer, or better yet, should business owners feel obligated to offer a vet a discount on goods and services?
    Let me say that I hold the highest respect for the men and women who served and are now serving in  the armed forces of the United States.
    I especially appreciate the service of Vietnam vets who weren't treated with the utmost respect either during the war or after it ended with the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

  • Letter: Support groups here to help

    Grief is a journey that all go through. It can be debilitating. Grief affects us all in many ways emotionally, physically and spiritually. There are times in life that we can get stuck in grief and are not sure how to get through the heartbreak. Fall will soon be here and holidays are just around the corner, both are difficult when dealing with loss.

  • Scrutiny is not dying

    I have to acknowledge a random stranger for some motivation and inspiration.
    Last Tuesday I was in Frankfort, and while I waited for Mike Haydon's memorial service to begin, a man behind me was engaged in a conversation that piqued my interest.
    The word "scrutiny" is what drew me in.
    The man, who I didn't know, was telling those around him that now was a good time to do something because there was less scrutiny than in the past because newspapers were going broke.
    Now, let me put a few things out there before I dissect what I heard.