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How terribly strange ...

Old friends, old friends,

October 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We could use the prayer

Our Heavenly Father,

October 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Ya'll can keep the change

Bocephus struck back at his detractors this week and entered some new phraseology into the current debate about what America needs.

October 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Who will we be in the future?

For all of those who get fed up, or even offended by Michael Moore or Sean Penn, it is appropriate to consider the reality facing an Iranian actress.

October 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hunters need to mind their manners

There's an old joke about the guy who takes his wife elk hunting in Colorado.

October 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Show us the money

Some federal officials are having a difficult time understanding the concept, perhaps because they spend way too much time with other bureaucrats and too little with the people who actually pay their salaries - but city and county officials around the nation are experiencing the best success in selling taxpayers on the need to spend.

October 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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