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County crews come to the rescue

This week the Barton County Commissioners approved plans to offer pins and other items to show appreciation for the work that county staffers do, and when that is being considered in a vacuum it may not seem all that important.

December 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's a king-sized success

Man, that's scary!

December 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Nothing 'pretty' about this

If you want to get American women of "a certain age" mad at you, just suggest to them that the movie "Pretty Woman" is not appropriate, and that the prostitute-turned-wife fairy tale glamorizes a form of slavery.

December 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Keep building those bridges

There are all sorts of hackneyed references you could fall prey to.

December 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You earn respect every day

When you went to school years ago, all of the male teachers, even the coaches, unless they were actually out in the field, wore a shirt and tie.

December 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pay attention to the rules

We hear about it every year, the people who get upset with the rules on a passenger jet and act like a jackass at 30,000 feet and 500 mph.

December 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This horror can return

Earlier this year, a Barton County Health Department worker who has helped increase the rate of children's immunization protection in Barton County was recognized by the Barton County Commission as the recipient of an Employee Recognition. WIC Clerk Pamela Luna was active in the Kansas Immunization Dare To Be A Champion and through her efforts, the county saw an increase in immunization rates from 76 to 80 percent, according to information from the Health Department.

December 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Grab for the opportunities

Great Bend City Council members' support for a coming outdoors event was a good decision, and it also helped to show it takes more than just your run-of-the-mill conventions to make a community a success.

December 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It is our money

It's very easy these days to find a pathetic story and tsk,tsk over the miscreants involved.

December 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's intentional injury

Many of us can remember the ad campaigns from Colt firearms.

December 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Not everything is more expensive

As today's cartoons attempt to urge, it's really NOT all about the shopping.

December 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


All we want for Christmas is decorum

OK, to be fair, the video of 41-year-old Mariah Carey and 17-year-old Justin Bieber performing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is, by our current cultural standards, not all that racy.

December 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


All we want for Christmas is decorum

OK, to be fair, the video of 41-year-old Mariah Carey and 17-year-old Justin Bieber performing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is, by our current cultural standards, not all that racy.

December 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You get what you need

As a wise man once observed: "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need."

December 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Do your best, even in charity

There are a couple of holiday stories you can expect to see pretty much each year.

November 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Dive In: Keeping pool makes sense

Nobody wants to see their taxes go up, but Wednesday's decision by the Barton Community College Board of Trustees to keep the pool open will be worth the cost. We estimate it will be less than $9.50 on a $100,000 home next year, and less than $2.50 a year after that.*

May 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Could there be some rational thinking here?

It's too bad the Kansas Legislature had to go into overtime to handle an issue that's been at the forefront of debate long before the session began, but it appears both the Kansas House and Senate are finally beginning to see compromise is not a dirty word.

May 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


No more teachers

The summer months represent fun in the sun for school‐aged children, but they also signal a shift in the family's daily routine. Are you considering leaving your child home alone during the summer instead of taking him/her to a sitter? Safe Kids Kansas and the Department for Children and Families have some tips on how to decide if your child is ready to be home alone.

May 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Not just a holiday

Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.

May 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Show support: Honor vets with better care

Memorial Day is a good time to honor our veterans, and not just those who are deceased.

May 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Lend a hand

One could say we are facing a pending volunteer crisis in our community. The problem – the older residents who have been the volunteer workhorses are passing away and younger folks aren't stepping up to take their place.

May 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Balance

In case you haven't heard, we are in the midst of Palindrome Week.

May 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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