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Garage salin' into trouble

It's winter, so you wouldn't expect there to be much garage sale traffic these days.

December 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Fight or run

We deserve.

December 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Get those immunizations

In an effort to bolster sadly low immunization rates in Barton County, the Barton County Health Department is holding an immunization carnival from 10 a ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Sweet dreams

Once one has decided to get a brand new mattress, they need to decide what to do with the old one. Unfortunately, in many places ...

July 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Step Up: A chance to serve awaits

Recently, we applauded the men and women who serve on public boards. We neglected to mention that finding people who are willing to run for ...

July 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


State legislature has plenty to learn from local bodies

"I feel like we abdicated our responsibility," Sen Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, was quoted in the AP story "Kansas cash balance to be lower than ...

July 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Basketball player was a true inspiration

Probably the worst aspect of ESPN is when the network pushes a political agenda, pretending like they are legitimate decisions rather than a shameless reason ...

July 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Keeping them out of jail

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger summed up what her agency does in one sentence Monday morning. "Our program is to keep people out ...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Take a long view

A backlash is beginning to be felt in Kansas finally, after years of cheap and stingy actions taken to constantly reduce what the state pays ...

July 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Awarding Roses: Thanks for serving

This week three members left the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education and three newly elected board members took their places. One individual left ...

July 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Reduce and reuse

Last week, the Barton County Commission granted $15,000 Sunflower Diversified Services to help bolster its recycling efforts. The county wisely includes $15,000 under ...

July 15, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Weather training pays off

I love those National Weather Service training sessions.

July 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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