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Category Archives: Opinions

They’re painting the roses red

The Red Queen is a character in “Alice in Wonderland” by author Lewis Carroll. She’s not very attractive, but we’ve seen her kind many times before. The way she behaves is similar to the way Henry VIII carried on in England hundreds of years ago.

I don’t know what happened to the Red Queen to make her into the monster that she was. I don’t think her battle horse with its armor fell on top of her during a jousting tournament, leaving her out cold for several hours, like the accident that happened to Henry VIII.

Maybe she was just a run-of-the-mill, everyday,

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Courier Letters to the Editor 11-18-20

America, it’s time to heal

Dear Editor,

The answer to “What happened to Americans?” is found in II Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will save their soul and heal their land.”

According to Micah 6:8, God requires us to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.

What a contrast to our present leaders. After four long, exhausting years, may God bless America

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Clean heart and right spirit

The early church began as a small group of Christians who believed in God and the Bible and considered their faith as their highest priority. However, we have sadly observed in recent years, a significant decline in morality and a falling away from the awareness and reverence for the Almighty.

When I was young, television would not even show a married couple’s bedroom having only one bed, but instead would have separate beds. Many will laugh at this as being ridiculous, but modesty and a sensitivity to purity was at one time very important to the general public. Having a conscience and spiritual respect for the divine standards of right and wrong was considered normal and accepted as the decency of our culture. It’s sad how quickly our modesty

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And now we begin again

We’ve all been through a very stressful time. Not just the coronavirus — it’s ongoing — but the election process itself.

At last, it’s over. And we can move forward. I’m happy about how democracy was put on display and how reassuring it is to know that even during the worst of times, democracy works.

One wonderful part of having it finished is knowing that that the constant barrage of political ads has stopped.

We have all been affected by the negativity, and it has been stressful. Even the dogs have suffered from anxiety.

The chihuahua has watched the coverage faithfully. He

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Letters to the Editor 11-11-20

What happened to Americans?

Dear Editor,

What happened to Americans?

Where and when did we lose our way? What happened to the bit of John Wayne, Audie Murphy and all of the champions of God, country, mom and apple pie that lived in us? Where are the bigger-than-life Americans who braved the wilds of the country in covered wagons in search of a country of freedom, opportunity and discovery, and a new life — yes, a better life, built with their own hands? Often in this new world they dreamed of, they paid with their lives. Still, they packed up and moved out, full of hope and an indomitable spirit.

The values they had, all of their suffering, bloodshed, lives lost and countries defended through our sacrifice of lives and treasure to save others from what the progressives are now trying to visit on our country, most blatantly through the theft of this presidential election!

Tony Mangan

Pickens

 

Remaining steadfast

People talk about faith all the time and this a good thing, however, along with our confidence, there must also be a collection of other Godly character traits operating within us in order to have a balanced and sincere relationship with Him.

Faith is not just a magical wand that is used when we want something, but rather is an agreement with God’s will, which is a critical part of being His child. As to the election, we knew that half the nation would be glad while the other half would be sad, but how many were asking God about His prophetic timeline pertaining to

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Act now to change your Medicare plan

Have you finished making your decisions about your Medicare plan for 2021? If you’re going to make a change, you have only a short time to pick a new one. The deadline is Dec. 7.

There are so many options: Medicare Advantage, a supplemental plan or the traditional Medicare. And there are many things to consider within those options — the drugs we currently take, eye exams, hearing aids, annual preventive tests and more.

The place to start is with your current plan. By now you

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Letters reach out to troubled vets

We’ve been in a stressful period for many long months, and now here come the holidays. It’s going to be different this year: fewer (or no) family get-togethers, no parties, little shopping at stores … in other words, a potentially lonely time for many veterans who are sad or anxious or who have PTSD.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has done a randomized evaluation of its Caring Letters Program to test the effects of sending a written letter every month to veterans who have called the Veteran Crisis Line. One result was that when asked, 85 percent of psychiatric patient veterans agreed or

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Oh, how the wind did blow

After the storm passed through, we, like most in the county, had a yard full of limbs and branches, and a tree down on the fence.

There was a piece of roof shingle in the yard.

The deck umbrella, which I had forgotten to close, was gone. And the concrete base that weighs 75 pounds was turned over.

Amazingly enough, the umbrella was not destroyed. It just took a little trip.

We had to bring the boxer inside, as he had begun hyperventilating. He has a snug house on the porch, but he’d never experienced that kind of wind in his

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COVID-19 data and rates

Daily we see number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization and deaths. What does this data mean? Do we trust this data? True, data can be misleading if we do not understand how complete and consistent it is. We need to understand what it means and its limitations. I have worked as an infection preventionist for more than 12 years, dealing with

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