Times are tough all over.
Many of us are "young" enough to remember when we were warned not to sit too close to the TV or you'd go blind.
It seems especially poignant that today, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America, a person who has been blessed in ways the rest of us can only dream, has chosen to take a stand against the expression of prayer for our nation.
Ohio is in trouble for daring to suggest that naked dancing girls shouldn't do anything besides dance.
Whether it's Sen. Jim DeMint, who spoke out this week, or any other serving member of Congress, suggesting they are going to blow off this week's joint session and the president's speech is just wrong.
On the one hand, you have taxpayers at home whose homes are threatened.
Anyone who's been around feral animals and who have been paying attention has noticed we have a problem, and believe it or not, that means anyone who has just been paying attention, because we are all surrounded by feral animals whether we notice them or not.
There are a lot of slants applied to the meaning of this long weekend.
It seems to have been the summer for wild animal attacks around our nation, and that should come as no great surprise, actually, because we continue to encroach on wildlife habitat.
So close, already.
It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.
According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?
For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.
It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.
"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."
It isn't always convenient, recycling.
A youth sporting event turned into a brawl, this past Monday in Wichita. According to reports, a parent complained that his son wasn't getting enough playing time; then six men surrounded the coach and started hitting him. Police said one of the men had brass knuckles and one had a gun. Then the coach's wife pulled out a gun of her own and fired it into the air. The coach headed to his car to retrieve a gun, too.
My suggestion when Pro Bowl back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault was suspension for life from the NFL.
Barton County has many mosquitoes and this time of year, unfortunately, West Nile Virus has popped up. One case has been identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a neuroinvasive case and one as a non-neuroinvasive case.
Whew! We dodged the spring storm season without many weather-related incidents. So, we are safe now, right?
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, the Associated Press reports.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved the hiring of Nelson Stone to demolish the historic old opera house at the corner of Forest and Williams in downtown Great Bend.
In the U.S., we tend to have a mentality that no matter how bad we feel, we must drag ourselves to church, to work, to recreational activities. So when the sniffles, colds, influenza, and stomach flu attack, out the door we go.
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