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Time to get involved

If you are one of those who believe there's nothing for you to do to get involved and make this a better place in which to live, man, is there an opportunity open for you!

October 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Keep praying for rain

Just in case you've been wondering what all the hullabaloo has been about this summer, all you have to do is look north.

October 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Keep your hands off our fat

"Doin' right ain't got no end." - The Outlaw Josey Wales

October 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stop beating around the bush

We need to stop beating around the bush and decide what sort of a society we want to craft in this place and time, because our culture will be influenced by someone. Wheat it will NOT do is stand pat.

October 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stuff isn't getting better

Stuff isn't getting better.

September 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Show your ID and vote

County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is trying to get the word out.

September 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


But she wasn't seeking publicity

So, imagine this: You are a self-proclaimed lesbian actress whose cable TV program about lesbians has been canceled and you are trying to promote a musical tour when a national airline is dragged into the limelight by you because of your excessive public display of affection with another woman on board a flight.

September 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just say NO to cadmium junk

According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, here's the low-down on something called cadmium: "Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Due to its low permissible exposure limit (PEL), overexposures may occur even in situations where trace quantities of cadmium are found in the parent ore or smelter dust. Cadmium is used extensively in electroplating, although the nature of the operation does not generally lead to overexposures. Several deaths from acute exposure have occurred among welders who have unsuspectingly welded ...

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


How well we waste our money

Maybe we really do get the government we deserve.

September 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Share reading with a kid

It's not likely that our children are going to value that which they don't see being valued at home or in the society around them.

September 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get involved in solving the problem

It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.

September 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's too bad, but it is sure real

The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You asked for it

Oh, my, wasn't it just so touching when Charlie Sheen was able to sober up long enough this weekend to wish his former cast members well as he attempts to drag himself out of the pits of his self-induced has-been status for about the 10th time in his relatively short life?

September 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


She just isn't responsible -- for anything

Apparently the legal giants who have once again shown that justice is blind, deaf and dumb in America have come to believe their own publicity and really think that Casey Anthony is a legal untouchable in our system.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's all about tough police work

Times are tough all over.

September 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Cliches hit sour chord

The ever popular "here's a stilly phrase you should never say," has returned. They are phrases that you should try to avoid saying.

September 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Local help needed

It is a problem much bigger than many of us realize.

August 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Motto Musing

The Barton County (Missouri) Sheriff's Office has added "In God We Trust" decals to its vehicles, and posted a photo on its Facebook page.

August 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Pastor teaches a valuable lesson

A preacher transformed himself into a "homeless person," at the church on the morning he would be introduced as the head pastor by church elders ...

August 27, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


A bad rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a large increase in the minimum salary threshold for the "white-collar" overtime exemptions (executive, professional and ...

August 25, 2015 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


It’s a gas, gas, gas

Finally, finally, the fog has lifted and news about officials in Washington, D.C. tackling matters of national import is emerging. The Agricultural Marketing Service ...

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to say thanks

More details are emerging about the circumstances surrounding last Friday's standoff suspect Chris Solida, his alleged shooting of his wife, and the fate of ...

August 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


New apartments cause for celebration

The fact that 24 new apartments were all leased by the time they became available shows how badly Great Bend needed something like The Reserves ...

August 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Forgetting isn’t an option

Monday, Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider reported the turnout at the immunization carnival held earlier this month wasn't as great as they ...

August 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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