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Today's Opinions

  • Spaghetti dinner raises funds for autism battle

    ­Editor:

    I am hosting my autism spaghetti meal fundraiser, Sunday, April 29 at the First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The food will be ready between 12:15-12:30 p.m. A plate includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, brownie and drink. The prices are as follows: children 3 and under eat free, children 4-10 eat for $3, and everyone 11 and above eats for $5. I have homemade cakes and fudge that will be for sale.

    There are four theme baskets: Cardinals, Wildcats, autumn and Christmas. Other items will be sold during a silent auction.

  • Dick Clark remembered for impact on our youth

    Living for many years in a rural community in the panhandle of Florida, we had no television at all. That meant lots of radio and records; Mother and Daddy dancing in the kitchen to Bing Crosby, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Laine, Patti  Paige, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and others whose names I can’t remember. 

  • Champions event proved a big success

    Editor:

    On Friday, April 20, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County along with its community partners held a “Stand Up for Carroll County Kids” event on the courthouse lawn. That evening, more than 200 people gathered together for an evening of fun, entertainment, along with a serious message. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our speaker for the evening, Leigh Ann Roberts, said it best when she stated that it should be Child Abuse Action Month.

  • Senate’s inaction on transportation budget leads to a special session

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Community made mock crash possible

    Editor:

    Youth Services Center and Carroll County High School would like to say “thanks” to the people in our community who made the mock crash a success.

  • Preventing child abuse can aid in battle against drug and alcohol abuse

    April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness month. The question might be asked what child abuse has to do with a group like Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Every day in the United States, five children die as a result of child abuse, most of which are under the age of 4.  Alcohol and substance abuse are the leading cause of child abuse. 

  • Historical president hopes to breathe ‘new life’ in the organization

    Editor:

    As the newly-elected president of the Port William Historical Society, I am hoping to breathe new life into the half-century-old organization through the creation of more educational and dynamic meetings, the creation of new monthly community events and the expansion of current ones, historic-themed field trips that will be open to all members of the community, scheduled summer house tours and the integration and development of a junior historical society.

  • Friends, prayers help in battle with cancer

    Editor:

    Since I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer several months ago, this has truly been a wonderful experience for me.

    I told Father Davy last month that the prayers and good will I have received has really made this problem a joy.