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Local giving is more important than ever

Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did.

July 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Evil hates the light

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. - John 3:20

July 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This is not about statistics

You see a lot of statistics in today's world.

July 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We shouldn't tolerate rude behavior

It all begins with spoiled brats who never are taught good manners and it goes downhill from there.

July 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Kansas is drying up

Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.

July 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try a different profession

When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.

July 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


OK Kansas, gravy is NOT a food group

If there is one thing we like to do in Kansas, it's eat.

July 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Entertainment doesn't have to be true

Next year CBS could have Jackie Gleason host the Fourth of July program in Boston.

July 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Courtesy goes a long way towards success

Imagine this: American cities are learning they need to rethink how they do stuff because of the aging of the population.

July 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Sit down and shut up

Good for the staff at the Alamo Cinema in Austin.

July 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surprise! You lost!

Earlier this summer, someone won $25,000 on a slot machine in Pennsylvania. Only they really didn't win, according to the state officials, even though they were allowed to keep the money. And in the process of all this mess, there are questions about just when a winner becomes a loser.

July 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's so hot, that ...

We are in that stretch of the summer.

July 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


" ... they are endowed ..."

"...they are endowed ..."

July 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go!

Every so often you come across these human interest stories that suggest you are only as old as you believe you are.

June 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Shooters are responsible

Local officials continued discussions about fireworks around Barton County this week.

June 29, 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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