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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks extended for support of team

     

    Editor:

    The U12 Lady Panthers just concluded their softball season. The girls had a great time and a winning record.

    None of the success we enjoyed would have been possible without the support of our community.

    A small town sure is a great place to live and coach; therefore, I’d like to thank my assistant coaches, Scott Schirmer and Jimmy McEndre for all of their time, sweat and dedication.

  • Haven of Hope fund drive raises $7,100

    Editor:

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services, in Carrollton, has been experiencing a virtual rainstorm of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

    The 2009 annual Baby Bottle Fund Raising event has had church families from Carroll, Trimble, Henry and Gallatin counties filling baby bottles with their pocket change. Together, they blessed Haven of Hope with over $7,100. This money will be used to meet center operating needs, and to purchase teaching materials for our clients.

  • Tobacco festival plans pageants, outhouse race Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee, I would like to say it’s that time of year again. The festival is fast approaching and we would like to invite everyone to come and join the fun.

    We are having the festival pageants again this year. They will be held downtown in the courthouse square under the tent in the front yard.

    Miss teen and pre-teen will be held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m.

    Sweet pea/babies will be held on Thursday evening, Sept. 24 starting at 6 p.m.

  • Tips are important to delivery drivers

    Editor:

    The recession has taken its toll on many people, even all the way down to me a delivery driver. Prices go up, tips go down.

  • Special newspaper issue offers interesting stories

    Since January, lots of folks have asked me how I’m enjoying retirement. Well it’s great, but after almost 27 years of recommending books, watching story hour children become parents of story hour children, and watching our programs and services grow year by year, I do miss the job.   

    One of the things I really enjoyed about my work was the opportunity to write a column for the newspaper every few weeks. With the editor’s permission, I thought I might try my hand at doing it still, but from the viewpoint of a casual observer in the community.

  • A lesson learned from the weekend’s bridge closure

    Finally, the long-awaited first weekend closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge for structural repairs has come and gone. And think it may have been educational for many of us here in Trimble County.

    First, knowing that the bridge would be closed, my Better Half and I traveled to Indianapolis on Saturday to visit family and wineries. (Not necessarily in that order.)

  • Fundraiser for Luckett proved to be a tremendous success

    Editor:

    We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a successful Golf Scramble benefit for Renee Luckett.

    First off, we are in complete awe of the wonderful people here in our community and surrounding counties and the people of Madison, IN.  The outpouring of donations and hole sponorships to help Renee were beyond what we could have hoped for or ask for. There were too many of you to list here. You know who you are and we are forever grateful for your generosity and kindness.  It will not be forgotten.

  • English graduates plan October reunion

    Editor:

    I’m writing to attempt to make contact with as many people as possible for an important event being planned this fall. 1929 marked the first year of the English School functioning as an education facility for grades one through eight.  Several years later, it expanded to include some high school grades, but only for a few years. The school was an important part of numerous lives and was the center of activity for the English community for many years. The last graduating class walked across the stage in May of 1963.