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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


Share reading with a kid

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.

September 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get involved in solving the problem

It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.

September 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's too bad, but it is sure real

The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You asked for it

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?

September 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


She just isn't responsible -- for anything

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.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's all about tough police work

Times are tough all over.

September 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


TV makes you stupid

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.

September 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can still pray for our nation

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.

September 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Public sex isn't a right

Ohio is in trouble for daring to suggest that naked dancing girls shouldn't do anything besides dance.

September 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Be a hero

There are no phone booths or red capes required to be a hero.

August 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Bravery, freedom emerge from women

Bill Cosby has earned a reputation as a genuinely funny guy.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Tax Break

The Barton Community College administration has saved taxpayers a bundle this year by recommending a budget that does not increase the mill levy. Because oil ...

July 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Step up and make a splash

The dog days of summer are here, and they are sure to last well into September. But soon, city pools in the county will close ...

July 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Get those immunizations

In an effort to bolster sadly low immunization rates in Barton County, the Barton County Health Department is holding an immunization carnival from 10 a ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Sweet dreams

Once one has decided to get a brand new mattress, they need to decide what to do with the old one. Unfortunately, in many places ...

July 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Step Up: A chance to serve awaits

Recently, we applauded the men and women who serve on public boards. We neglected to mention that finding people who are willing to run for ...

July 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


State legislature has plenty to learn from local bodies

"I feel like we abdicated our responsibility," Sen Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, was quoted in the AP story "Kansas cash balance to be lower than ...

July 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Basketball player was a true inspiration

Probably the worst aspect of ESPN is when the network pushes a political agenda, pretending like they are legitimate decisions rather than a shameless reason ...

July 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Keeping them out of jail

Central Kansas Community Corrections Director Amy Boxberger summed up what her agency does in one sentence Monday morning. "Our program is to keep people out ...

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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