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You get what you need

As a wise man once observed: "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need."

December 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Do your best, even in charity

There are a couple of holiday stories you can expect to see pretty much each year.

November 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Here's another bill, Mr. and Mrs. America

Just in case you wondered in the hissy-fit back east this fall was worthwhile, reports came out this past week about what it is costing taxpayers - currently working taxpayers. You know, those fools who go on working and paying their bills and keeping up with their adult responsibilities despite how unfair life may be.

November 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Flunk the walk-out professor

Just when you think the American work ethic isn't what it once was, along comes George Parrott and our faith is restored - NOT!

November 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Happy Thanksgiving, turkey

It is estimated that Americans will consume something like 4,000 calories today.

November 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Making memories in the dark

Life is full of all sorts of experiences that some of us swear are the best ever.

November 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We've already lost

The campus cops who made international news this past week by pepper spraying a group of California protesters have done irreparable harm to the interests of those who hired them, and they certainly appear to deserve to be fired.

November 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Where is the blue food?

Years ago, beat comedian George Carlin asked the immortal question: where's the blue food?

November 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


And they can't kill all the ants

Anyone who's ever read much Stephen King knows how much the horror fiction author likes to use rock lyrics in his work. You know, like "You can't always get what you want. But if you try real hard, you just might find, you get what you need."

November 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surely we'll never turn back

Ah, the fresh air that has blessed our land!

November 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Here's what we know

Here's what we know as of the moment ...

November 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You bet your fur

An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.

November 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stay for the winter, just don't send us the bill

Hey, knock yourselves out.

November 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to chose right

It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.

November 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give the workers a break

They aren't trying to stop a war.

November 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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A time to reflect and look forward

Wednesday is a time for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations. It marks the official Earth Day 2015.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A dirty job

At times, Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker's and City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster's positions may be unpleasant.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​Fair is fair: Care workers deserve OT

Prior to Jan. 1, 2015, many workers who provided home care assistance to elderly people and those with illnesses, injuries or disabilities were not entitled to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

April 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Playing politics

The Kansas legislature, through Senate Sub for HB2258, has made it harder to remain stuck in poverty. Not by providing more resources to the poor, but by taking more away.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hill’s mission helped others

It took a life-altering disease to change the focus for Lauren Hill.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make the trip

The fourth-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It’s our duty

Your voice counts.

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Misfire:'Constitutional Carry' legislation not needed

On Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 45, the permitless concealed carry legislation, earning praise from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action and criticism from Everytown for Gun Safety and a related group, the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Wichita East misses a teaching moment

It was a classic teaching moment for Wichita East High School parents, teachers and administrators.

April 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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