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Friday, July 3, 2015
Thanks to all who help us celebrate our holidays safely (07/03/15)
We issue our usual kudos to those who spend their Fourth of July holiday working -- especially those in the safety departments across our area. In addition to the usual traffic problems, fender benders, routine stops, and domestic calls, each Fourth our fire and police and emergency personnel respond to a number of fireworks-related incidents...
Independence Day 2015 (07/03/15)
Hi neighbors. It's Independence Day weekend and there will be flashes of light and loud noises all weekend! Actually all the commotion started last weekend with a large fireworks display in town and several small bursts of "Lady Fingers" around the neighborhood...
Becoming an instructor; Deputies attend advanced training (07/03/15)
This year members of the Sheriff's Office have attended some great training. Our goal over the last couple of years has been not only to send everyone to needed training, but to also send as many people as possible to instructor schools for various types of training so that we have as many instructors right here at the Sheriff's Office as possible. This will not only help with training expenses, but also make sure we can provide the training whenever it is needed...
The Supreme Court blew it -- The basis for marriage is to produce children (07/01/15)
Dear Editor: The recent Supreme Court decision that same gender marriages must be allowed in all states is wrong. Here is one man's view. All of God's creation has a God-given drive to reproduce the next generation: plants, animals, fish, birds, and insects have God-given ways within them to bring forth the next generation...
The Firecracker Lady of Buffalo (07/01/15)
When July Fourth is nearing, most children watch the weather reports daily. They do not want it to rain the night of July 4th. I used to spend hours reading about ways to prevent a light rain, or any rain for that matter. But I also didn't mind if there was some rain on the days leading up to the Fourth. ...
My Grandmother's and Pharaoh's favorite (07/01/15)
Editor's note: This is a reprint of a column from 2005. July 25, next month, would be my Grandmother's 113th birthday. She was a unique and memorable lady. She passed away just weeks before her 98th birthday in 1990. I always associate her birthday with her favorite summertime delight, watermelon...
The New International Version Bible does not contain entirety of the King James Version (06/30/15)
Dear Editor: The popularity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible is troublesome. How can the NIV be so popular when 13 verses are deleted from it but are found in the King James Version (KJV)? These are the deleted verses: Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14; Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28; Luke 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 28:19; Romans 16:24; and Acts 8:37. There is something seriously wrong here...
America's new pastime (06/30/15)
Dear Editor: Since the early 1960s, America has been moving away from biblical morality and the values that once made the United States the most exceptional nation on earth. As we move further and further away from God and the moral boundaries established in the Bible, we are watching the fortunes of America slip away, including our standard of living, and pursuing the American dream of previous generations...
Community pride on display (06/27/15)
Community pride shows itself in a variety of ways. The places where we work and live are good indicators. Our activities and how we choose to spend our time are others. Our towns often show their community pride in their schools and their athletic teams...
The season of family reunions! (06/27/15)
Hi neighbors. The summer season has already hit with heat, mugginess and things to do. People will be traveling for fun-filled vacations and for family reunions. It's that time of year! As the week between two holidays, this is similar to the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Father's Day has passed and the Fourth of July weekend is not yet here. Perfect time for get-togethers with family...
Help prevent burglaries during the summer months (06/27/15)
This is the time of year when people will be taking vacation, heading to the lake, or taking a weekend camping trip. This is also a time of the year when burglaries begin to rise, and some of the reason is because of the unoccupied homes. There are several things that can be done to help secure a house while you are away...
Seniors enjoy musical concerts together (06/26/15)
Almost every group that I spend time with has become mainly senior citizens. Of course the faithful members from years past have been getting years older. But it seems that the new members we attract are not the young people anymore. However, we will keep these organizations alive and well for them when they become seniors, because then they will enjoy the same musical programs we hear now at every meeting...
It's liftoff time again (06/26/15)
"The Astronaut Wives Club" aired last week as a new summer television series. Time and the viewing practices of today's public, will determine if it is a success. Regardless, it reminded me once more, that the space program has been a big part of my life and that of our country...
Truth fell with the towers (06/24/15)
"When taxes are too high, people go hungry. When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit." Lao-Tzu, 6th century B.C. Around 1975 when Ronald Reagan was still governor of California, he was saddled, against his wishes, with George H.W. ...
Speeding and enforcement (06/23/15)
Dear Editor When can residents get a break? I have lived here most of my life. The Nevada police are always running radar somewhere in town. Has anyone noticed how fast semis go through town on 54 Highway. Where are the radar guns? I can tell you -- North Ash, around the school, east Austin, South Washington St., South Ash just to name a few...
A personal journey of change (06/23/15)
Dear Editor The recent unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner to the world can only help the cause of we people who identify as transgender. By having a famous celebrity come out and go all the way, this can only increase the acceptance we are slowly gaining in our efforts to fit in and be treated as regular people with rights and feelings...
'Silent Sentinel' Battlefield Dispatches No. 422 (06/23/15)
After the Civil War, between 1866 and 1910, thousands of monuments were dedicated in both the north and south in memory of specific individuals, usually "Generals", regiments or companies of soldiers on the battlefields or on the commons area of a town or on or near a county courthouse. ...
Tragedy in Charleston (06/20/15)
Dear Editor: Once again, America mourns another senseless and horrific case of mass murder. The massacre of nine Black people in a Charleston, S.C., church marks one more tragedy in a succession of mass killings that have ravaged America in recent years...
Wedding day for Bill and Amber! (06/20/15)
Hi neighbors. I'm so happy and excited I can hardly control myself! My son Bill is getting married today to his long-term girlfriend Amber. They are so happy together and so in love; only marriage can increase their perfection. When they decided to marry, Bill and Amber went to Texas for Bill to meet her father. ...
One nation under GOD (06/20/15)
Our pledge of allegiance contains the phrase, "One Nation under GOD with liberty and justice for all." Our money contains the phrase, "IN GOD WE TRUST" and our Declaration of Independence contains the phrase, "the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's GOD entitle them."...
Unhappy ball fan (06/19/15)
ear Editor To the head coach of the Nevada Griffons: You've had like four games rained out, but if you had the tarp out on the ball field, you would be able to play ball. So put the tarp on the field so we, the fans, can watch some baseball. Mike Headley...
Something doesn't smell right (06/19/15)
During the next two years of political speeches and candidates' pledges and arguments with their party and with the other party, more than once someone will say, "Something doesn't smell right." I would more likely say that something doesn't sound right, I don't like to smell something that doesn't smell right...
Keeping the dream alive (06/19/15)
For much of my life, I like many of you, had dreams of special future happenings. Many of those dreams were founded more in fantasy than reality, but were they ever such great comfort to my soul. Recently, I had to remind a dear friend, that their one very special dream was still relevant, even though they felt that the time for its fruition had perhaps passed...
Bushwhacker Days plus (06/13/15)
Hi neighbors. I hope everyone is enjoying Bushwhacker Days! Today is the final day so get down to the Square and have a blast! Tomorrow is Flag Day so be sure to display Old Glory with dignity and respect. There are rules for displaying the flag and certain etiquette for carrying, raising and lowering the flag. ...
All views are welcome, from the middle, right, left (06/13/15)
Having an opinion is healthy. We all have them. We would all agree, no doubt, that some are more founded on rational thoughts and are better informed than others. After all, it depends on your point of view. One person's truth is often another's fiction...