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Opinion

  • By Wendy Doric

    Guest columnist

     

    Wendy Doric here again from Just Paws. We have a mission that is fairly simple and we need your help by letting us assist you with spaying and neutering your pets!

  • "If you just communicate you can get by. But if you skillfully communicate, you can work miracles." - Jim Rohn

     

    Communicating - it's my job.

  • I want to commend Tiffany Adams on her article in last week's Enterprise. It hit a nerve in me that I haven't had in many years. It's the hot topic in the African American community. If I may quote you, you said that it's 2011, not 1911. Some people in this community are still stuck in time. You also talked about how some teachers acted out their prejudices when you were a student in school.

  • I am embarrassed to be a Marion County citizen after watching the recent school board meeting that dealt with Mr. Smith's evaluation. Only Mr. Mullins seemed respectful of dealing with facts and focusing on Mr. Smith's work performance. This meeting appeared to be held with a planned agenda. This meeting seemed directed to run him out of town. Congratulations - this is exactly what was accomplished.

  • New Beginnings Community Church would like to express our gratitude to Jimmy and Jane Higdon of Higdon's IGA for their service to their community. Jimmy and Jane Higdon donated a huge amount of food to many churches, including our own food ministry, allowing us to continue to help struggling families in our community. We pray God's continued blessing over them, and we wish them well in all their future endeavors. They are both true examples of Christ's hands and feet in our community.

    Kelly Townsend

  • How are your elected officials to rule?

    The Bible's II Samuel, chapter 23, verse 3 says, "The God of Israel said, the rock  of Israel spake to me, he that ruleth over men must be just ruling in fear of God."

    Thomas Jefferson said, "There is scarcely a King (or would be king) in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the people's money, then all their lands, and then make them and all their children slaves forever."

  • Every year, Jimmy Higdon provides a survey for his constituents. As a citizen, I hope you will take time to respond. 

    Just like voting, this survey is an opportunity to address your government.

    With that in mind, Sen. Higdon, here are my thoughts as just one of your many constituents.

     

    Please let me know how important the following issues are to you: 

    Rate the issue on a scale of 1-10. One is not important; 10 is very important

  • With the economic situation the way it is, it's been a difficult year for everyone. These dark days have given some people the opportunity to rise to the occasion and to shine as wonderful examples to the rest of us, to show us "how it's done." Two of those people in this category would be Jane and Jimmy Higdon.

  • Susan Spicer, you've taught me how to cook!

    As a young girl growing up in Loretto, my mom tried to teach me but I was more interested in social activities, such as dancing, working, hairstyles, etc. Consequently, I fed my family lots of tuna fish sandwiches, scrambled eggs and cornbread as they grew up.

  • By Tiffany Adams

    Guest columnist

    As a Smith supporter against all of the negativity directed towards him I say, "We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Martin Luther King could have chosen an easy life. He could have chosen safety and security, but instead he ventured out into the deep waters, to borrow an analogy from William Turner, a professor at Berea College and this year's featured speaker for the Martin Luther King celebration at First Baptist Church.

  • In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting that occurred in Arizona, the rush to judgment came shortly thereafter.

    Some people blamed political rhetoric for poisoning the mind of gunman Jared Loughner since one of his victims was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has managed to survive.

  • While many people made (and have probably already broken) New Year's resolutions, we thought it might be worth recommending some resolutions for the community and the powers that be. So, here it goes.

     

    1.) Get E-911 already!

    The editorial staff of this newspaper (past and present) has been crusading for Enhanced 911 services for more than a decade and, as we start a new year, we will continue our cry for E-911.

  • At the start of January, there are two things that can always be counted on: It will take at least two weeks to write the new year correctly on such things as checks, and the General Assembly will return to the Capitol to begin a new legislative session.

  • By Beth Flanagan

    Guest Columnist

     

  • Governments big and small have been going through their rituals of transition this month. 

    The new Congress was sworn in last week, as was the new General Assembly in Kentucky. Governors around the country took office, and we recently had the swearing in for the new Lebanon City Council, local city commissions and Marion County Board of Education members.

    On a personal level, I'm grateful that we avoided the pomp and circumstance that sometimes surrounds these events.

  • Usually, the first week is an organizational week during which the different parties elect their leadership. This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government. With the passage of these bills, the "Agenda for Prosperity," very few can say we didn't deliver on that promise this first week.

  • My family was visiting from Texas during Christmas. My grandson went to Walmart and lost his wallet, thinking it was gone for good with all his Christmas money in it. But, because of Lewis Browne and his honesty, my grandson has his wallet back. Lewis made calls until he was able to locate my grandson. Thank goodness there are still caring and honest people.

    Charlotte Falvai

    Lebanon