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Today's Opinions

  • Now is time to ask questions

    I am puzzled. The general election is less than two months away, governmental problems abound, but no one seems to be upset or saying anything.

    This is when politicians can be held accountable – virtually the only time voters have any direct say.

    On election day, the winners will be elected and voters will generally be unable to vote them out for four years. Now is the time to make politicians explain what they plan to do if elected, yet no one is asking any questions.

  • ALS stole Fair’s mobility, but it did not steal his spirit

    Over the past couple of months, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has brought an increased awareness to the disease. My awareness of ALS began when my father, Alex Fair Jr., was diagnosed with ALS on March 29, 2011. Our lives were forever changed when he received the diagnosis.

    If by chance you are not aware of ALS, it stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and respiratory failure.

  • What the Bible says about working

    We recently celebrated Labor Day. The Bible gives many examples of good workers.  God is the greatest workman of all, having “made the heavens, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein.” Someday, he will create new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

  • Clear choice for solicitor is defined

    This is a partial response to Sandy McGarry’s article, “Local voters have clear choice in solicitor’s race,” in the Aug. 31 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Ms. McGarry states that her candidate, Randy Newman, is a “passionate” prosecutor. This implies to me that he is a “soft” prosecutor who would not waste time indicting criminals, but let them go on “probation” to free up the backlog of pending criminal cases in our 6th Circuit.

  • Drivers should respect stopped school buses
  • Abandoned shopping carts creates havoc in parking lots

    John Richard’s letter addressing  the ills displayed by grocery store shoppers in the Aug. 31 edition of The Lancaster News probably earned him “Atta Boys” from readers all over the region.

  • Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

    With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, then U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities.

    Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

  • Thanks to all who helped with festival

    Our third annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building Festival, held Aug. 23, was even more successful than its two predecessors.

    We are delighted to report we netted just over $9,600 after expenses. The money will be applied toward our next home, which we plan to start within 30 to 45 days.