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Scammers will scam

As we head towards a new year, as the holidays slip by, as we face another dreary winter ahead, it's not a bad time to suggest that we get what we pay for.

December 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Merry Christmas

We have recession and depression.

December 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Reach out this season, even without a helicopter

Some ideas seem good when you first hear them, but they lose their gloss upon more sober consideration.

December 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Dog rescue was a Christmas treat

Like the gift of a dusting of snow right before Christmas, the story this week about a dachshund rescue wasn't in competition with the presidential race, or the economy or the treason trial as top news story.

December 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Compromise will serve us well

It took them a while to get to the point, but the Great Bend City Council kept at it Monday night - despite the impending severe weather threat - to accomplish what was in the best interest of city employees.

December 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


County crews come to the rescue

This week the Barton County Commissioners approved plans to offer pins and other items to show appreciation for the work that county staffers do, and when that is being considered in a vacuum it may not seem all that important.

December 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's a king-sized success

Man, that's scary!

December 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Nothing 'pretty' about this

If you want to get American women of "a certain age" mad at you, just suggest to them that the movie "Pretty Woman" is not appropriate, and that the prostitute-turned-wife fairy tale glamorizes a form of slavery.

December 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Keep building those bridges

There are all sorts of hackneyed references you could fall prey to.

December 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You earn respect every day

When you went to school years ago, all of the male teachers, even the coaches, unless they were actually out in the field, wore a shirt and tie.

December 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pay attention to the rules

We hear about it every year, the people who get upset with the rules on a passenger jet and act like a jackass at 30,000 feet and 500 mph.

December 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This horror can return

Earlier this year, a Barton County Health Department worker who has helped increase the rate of children's immunization protection in Barton County was recognized by the Barton County Commission as the recipient of an Employee Recognition. WIC Clerk Pamela Luna was active in the Kansas Immunization Dare To Be A Champion and through her efforts, the county saw an increase in immunization rates from 76 to 80 percent, according to information from the Health Department.

December 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Grab for the opportunities

Great Bend City Council members' support for a coming outdoors event was a good decision, and it also helped to show it takes more than just your run-of-the-mill conventions to make a community a success.

December 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It is our money

It's very easy these days to find a pathetic story and tsk,tsk over the miscreants involved.

December 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's intentional injury

Many of us can remember the ad campaigns from Colt firearms.

December 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


‚ÄčA vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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