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    Tax season a time to count your blessings

    There are lots of hymns that I particularly enjoy singing (off-key, of course) at church. At this time of year, I really think about the refrain in “Count Your Blessings.” We once had a song leader who would change some of the words in the refrain to “count your blessings, name...

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    Back to the prom for a good cause

    Thinking back to our high school days, would any of us be interested in going to the prom again? How many of us would want to relive what may have been the high point of our high school careers?

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    It’s time to stop protecting the fossil fuel industry

    It is tragic to see Mr. Coffelt broadcasting the lies of the fossil fuel industry in order to ridicule the legitimate concerns of the majority of Americans. At no time ever, has mainstream science predicted an ice age. It is true that in the 1970s, a meteorologist names Lowell Ponte wrote a book...

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    Time to fight for programs that help underserved

    The Republican Party reminds me of the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” Their hearts are 10 sizes too small. They have no ability to empathize with anyone who does not contribute large amounts of money to their campaigns. They have convinced voters that our country is being destroyed ...

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    The blessing that really wasn’t

    In case you missed it last week, there was an interesting news story about a school district declining a $50,000 gift. It difficult for me to image anyone, much less a school district, turning down an offer of that much money. Naturally, my curiosity was piqued.

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    Did you remember to observe Earth Hour?

    Last week, I derived a bit of satisfaction from sharing areas in my life that qualify me as an expert. Of course, I was bound to point out that the expertise that I have gained is generally a result of learning the hard way what not to do. It has since been painfully brought to my attention that...

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    Place a tax proposal with a maximum two year life on the next ballot

    The annual food bill for the average American family currently runs from about $7,600 to $15,000 per year.

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    Support bond issue for Belton School District

    As a retired Belton School employee, executive director of Belton CARES, parent of three Belton graduates, and grandparent of three current Kentucky Trail students I want to express my wholehearted support for the no tax increase bond issue for the Belton School District.

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    Call me an expert

    It was a telephone conversation that really started me on a path of looking back at myself over the years. The young lady who called is someone I’ve known since she was a tween and is now a married adult. She’s thinking about opening a business of her own and called me, of all people...

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    The writing on the wall

    Engaging in interesting conversation is always a high point of my week. A good friend stopped by the office and we talked about, among other things, my favorite subject—grandchildren. Specifically, we talked about how intelligent young people are today, compared to the knowledge that we had...

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