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Is this trip necessary?

During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."

April 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


All glory is fleeting

Here's how the Bible addresses it:

April 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just do it!

There's one thing you've got to say about advertising - if it doesn't work, it tends to go away.

April 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get out and vote

There's an old saying that suggests we get the government that we deserve.

April 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get priorities straight

There were a couple of stories that may have raised some eyebrows this past week - radiation moving across the nation; Americans putting our young military personnel and our economy in harm's way in yet another Middle East event; the continual economic melt down, which came complete with some of the first admissions that we are facing serious inflation in this economy.

April 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Do it, or else!

Most of us can remember the chilling portrayal actor Billy Drago pulled off in the 1987 classic big screen version of "The Untouchables."

April 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bee careful we don't get stung

With all of the issues that face Americans, with all of the continuing argument over how we can best invest our resources, there are down-to-earth issues that are failing to get the attention they deserve.

March 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Endorsements are closing

It's coming up to that time of the election again, the end of the endorsements.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go Shawnee Mission

Now here's a good idea.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hey, there's no agenda a work here

You've probably heard about the teenager in Iowa, apparently raised in an arch-conservative home, who snapped over the issue of illegal immigration, who went to his high school and started shooting everyone in sight.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Qumar David

Considering everything else that is going on in the Middle East these days, it's no wonder that there was little international attention to the death of Qumar David in Pakistan.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


So what? Leave him in prison

Time is funny.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


High justice from the high court

Way to go, Kansas Supreme Court.

March 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need a cutback liste

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters and the gay rights group Kansas Equality Coalition undoubtedly have many things in common, but a couple are these:

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Internet change should be a 'No-Duh'er'

In the words of someone or another of great intellect - "No - Duh!"

March 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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