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Don't give them your money

To a great extent, it's been another of those years when Hollywood followed our sad, cultural direction towards victimization and darkness and away from creativity and entertainment.

October 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take your own advice

With the complicity of the TV talking heads, the current administration continues to be shored up. We are supposed to just look the other way over the worst financial condition since the one we solved by diving into World War II. We are supposed to play like the scandal involving the current administration and the deaths of law enforcement officers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border never happened. And we are to pretend that Vice President Joe Biden is a senior statesman.

October 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just clean up after yourselves

Protest what ever you want, just don't break the law. And if you do break the law, take your arrest like a man and pay the consequences. If you don't want to pay the consequences, then don't break the law. But don't inconvenience the rest of us in the process.

October 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Fire Prevention Month

We are continuing our month-long coverage of Fire Prevention Month information, today.

October 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Setting targets

The Great Bend City Council Monday night looked over its list of goals for 2015 and 2016 and focused in on their key targets. Council members selected from: Continuing Work on Top Priorities from 2014 and 2015; Event Center improvements and operations; continuing to work on streets; supporting city employees; and plan and begin implementation of improvements to recreational venues such as Stone Lake, the Sports Complex, the water park, zoo, Brit Spaugh Park, bandshell and others.

July 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to remember who we are

The latest version of the Barton County Fair began Wednesday with the annual fashion review and kicks into full gear this week. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation ...

July 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Please say what you really mean

I'm confused.

July 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Founding ideas - Quotes for the 4th of July

In honor of Independence Day, here are some quotes from our Founding Fathers - and one Founding Mother.

July 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Tummies rumbling this week

Last week, summer meals ended in Great Bend for youngsters participating in the free summer lunch and breakfast program at area elementary schools. For the past four weeks, they've had access to nutritious meals, but now parents will need to provide those meals for their kids until school starts mid-August.

July 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Take care with fireworks

Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Celebrating the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.

June 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​Vacation days: Take ‘em if you got ‘em

The June 1 cover story in Time magazine asks, "Who killed summer vacation?"

June 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


There is a lot to do

In case you couldn't guess, with the heat, wind and combines, summer has arrived.

June 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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