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Poor, poor celebrities!

Every so often our culture proves that it is just too warped to take seriously.

April 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Is this trip necessary?

During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."

April 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

All glory is fleeting

Here's how the Bible addresses it:

April 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Just do it!

There's one thing you've got to say about advertising - if it doesn't work, it tends to go away.

April 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get out and vote

There's an old saying that suggests we get the government that we deserve.

April 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Get priorities straight

There were a couple of stories that may have raised some eyebrows this past week - radiation moving across the nation; Americans putting our young military personnel and our economy in harm's way in yet another Middle East event; the continual economic melt down, which came complete with some of the first admissions that we are facing serious inflation in this economy.

April 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Do it, or else!

Most of us can remember the chilling portrayal actor Billy Drago pulled off in the 1987 classic big screen version of "The Untouchables."

April 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Bee careful we don't get stung

With all of the issues that face Americans, with all of the continuing argument over how we can best invest our resources, there are down-to-earth issues that are failing to get the attention they deserve.

March 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Endorsements are closing

It's coming up to that time of the election again, the end of the endorsements.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Way to go Shawnee Mission

Now here's a good idea.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Hey, there's no agenda a work here

You've probably heard about the teenager in Iowa, apparently raised in an arch-conservative home, who snapped over the issue of illegal immigration, who went to his high school and started shooting everyone in sight.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Remember Qumar David

Considering everything else that is going on in the Middle East these days, it's no wonder that there was little international attention to the death of Qumar David in Pakistan.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

So what? Leave him in prison

Time is funny.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

High justice from the high court

Way to go, Kansas Supreme Court.

March 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We need a cutback liste

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters and the gay rights group Kansas Equality Coalition undoubtedly have many things in common, but a couple are these:

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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Good call

A judge went above federal guidelines last Friday to give a Kansas City, Kansas, man nine years in prison to protect the elderly people he preyed upon, the Associated Press reported.

March 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Stormy weather

In the Golden Belt recently, we've gone from warm to cold and from rain to snow, all in the matter of one day., We all know just what can be dished out by Mother Nature. But, as winter fades to spring, the area faces a different kind of weather threat – thunder storms and tornadoes.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Setting the pace

"Where else can a dollar donated touch so many lives," said Rick Chochon, United Way of Central Kansas pacesetter co-chair and United Way Board member. He was addressed the UWCK's first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday afternoon. It was an opportunity to honor the top 15 payroll companies and other special award winners.

February 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Page Turner

News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.

February 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Celebrations create lifetime memories

I admit it.

February 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Measles protection makes good sense

Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Good things are happening

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Buckle up!

Why buckle up?

February 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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