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Mid-terms.       Well, let’s see. There is the “middle of the road.” There is “stuck in the middle,” and there is “middle of nowhere.” There is “middle ground” and “playing both ends against the middle.” At times, these phrases adequately describe the status of modern-day politicians.  For decades...
“Opportunity lies in the man, not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar.       For many years, it was commonly accepted that a person’s IQ (intelligent quotient), which is a measure of a person's reasoning ability, contributed significantly to a person’s level of success in life. The higher their level of...
Parenting in the Digital Age.           “The art of leadership is not saying yes; it is saying no,” said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of life’s great challenges is learning to not just go with the flow because sometimes the flow goes in the wrong direction. We live in a day of...
Our View -- Needed at Presbyterian: A law enforcement probe.       We believe the City of Clinton Police Department should request a State Law Enforcement Division investigation into what happened at Bailey Memorial Stadium on Friday, February 11. The investigation should start with statement(s)...
Final Jeopardy Category: “Compassion”.         She became something of a household name, overnight. At 7 p.m. each weekday evening the nation tuned in, engaged by her disarming smile, and mesmerized by her lightning-quick buzzer thumb, her amazing breadth of knowledge. For 40 consecutive Jeopardy...
To: City of Clinton Council. Subject: Open Letter to City Council – Recreation Complex.        The editor, On November 30, 2020 I submitted a letter to City Council that was read in full during the 12/7/2020 Council Meeting. In this letter I identified three questions regarding the Recreation...
Opinion: The Annual American Whitewash.         These days is it a mistake to bring up the storied practices of racism in the United States. The identification and labeling of the plain view prejudice and nefarious dog whistles calling back to histories of white privilege nostalgia are frequently...
No one is more happy to put 2021 in the past than me.        It was quite possibly the hardest and worst year for my family and I. And although my siblings and I are all grown adults, we’ve each had to do a little extra growing up in 2021. We’ve continued to navigate the unexpected loss of our Mama...
A STORY OF FAITH.               “Yes, Virginia”     Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most...
  OUR VIEW: Come to the Events.       We certainly encourage everyone to come out and participate in Christmas activities in and around our communities this week - and in the coming weeks. Keep on the lookout for activities in your child’s schools and attend if and when you can. We hope employers...

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