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Today's Opinions

  • Saturday brings the time to ‘Shop Small’ to aid local business

    There’s a lot of focus on this Friday — it’s the day big retailers mark some special buys and draw big crowds in the pre-dawn hours.

    Yes, I’ve joined some of the people out there in years past, battling for those Black Friday Specials. This year, like more recent years, however, I will be relaxing at home on this day instead of fighting the crowds and interrupting what I hope is a good night’s sleep after stuffing myself on Thursday with my wife’s excellent Thanksgiving fixin’s.

  • ER staff comes to aid during time of need

    Editor:

    I have wanted to submit a letter for sometime about the wonderful staff in the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. But I witnessed something today that touched my heart in a way that I knew now was the time to write it.

  • Poker run benefits Shop With A Cop

    Editor:

    We would like to take this time to thank all of the people and businesses that gave cash, gifts and time to help with Shop With A Cop Motorcycle Poker Run for the fourth year.

  • Scouts to collect food Saturday

    Editor:

    The Scouting for Food pickup is Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. This past Saturday, we had more than 90 people come out to participate with the first phase of the 2011 Scouting For Food effort. These volunteers distributed more than 1,500 flyers throughout the city and some outlying areas (i.e. Hwy. 36 to Hunters Ridge, M&T Road, Indians Hills) – a big thanks to everyone that came out to help. 

  • Community has role in helping to battle drug abuse problem

  • Nation honors veterans’ sacrifices Friday

    As Veterans Day approaches, we recognize the sacrifices made by all our veterans, and thank them for their service to our country.  As your representative and a veteran, I make every effort to make sure the men and women who have served our nation in uniform get the respect, treatment, services and benefits that they deserve.

  • Grandparent program seeks support for 2011

    Editor:

    As the holidays approach, the greatest gift is from your heart and remembering others.

    For the past three years, we have sponsored the “Adopt a Grandparent Program.” We have provided gifts with Mary Kay products and other essentials to various facilities in our community.

  • Belcher’s commitment makes family proud

    Editor:

    We would like to congratulate Brittany Belcher, who participated and completed the Susan G. Komen three day, 60 mile walk for a cure in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 21-23. We are so proud of her for her determination and passion for such a great cause.

    We appreciate and want to say thank you to everyone that supported Brittany through personal donations, played in our softball tournament, joined in the poker run, and bought T-shirts and to the businesses that helped her reach her required goal of $2,300.