County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is trying to get the word out.
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.
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 ...
Maybe we really do get the government we deserve.
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.
It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.
The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:
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?
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.
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.
Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
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