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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Opinions
Meandering with Messmer: Chewing Tar Update (06/05/16)
Several weeks ago I wrote a column about my sister chewing road tar when she was five years old. I thought that was really strange and she was probably one of very few people who ever did that. Boy, was I wrong. Paul Sartor said when he was about 8 or 9, he lived in Terre Haute. ...
Letters to the Editor
'Yes, hard work pays off' (06/19/16)
To the editor: Who owes whom, college, society me? Pondering the Editorial 'Working Hard" pays off. Sometimes thinking of those years just out of high school; volunteering for the draft and staying in, maturing as I served. Learning many things along the way, feeling that I wasn't ready for any college and bank/college loans with a long pay-back; military life was the best choice at the time. ...
Hollowell addresses 'attack' on Catholic belief (06/12/16)
To the editor: It is unfortunate that a recent letter to the editor attacked the Catholic belief that at Mass bread and wine become the real Body and Blood of Christ. That the recent letter to the editor disputes a teaching that forms the very heart of Catholicism that our congregation was blessed to have our Archbishop expound upon in the midst of a joyous Mass celebrating our 150th anniversary Mass makes the letter even more unfortunate...
Writer discusses Holy Communion (06/12/16)
To the editor: In celebrating Holy Communion -- receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ -- Catholics participate in the original sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary. Jesus is not killed over and over at the Catholic Mass. God is Lord of time and space. ...
Students taught tobacco prevention, awarded for efforts (06/12/16)
To the editor: The Clay County Health Department continues to promote a tobacco-free community through education and presented its 2016 Tobacco Prevention Presentation to all Clay County 5th grade students during April. We presented to approximately 314 students and their teachers. ...
Writer responds to last week's letter (06/12/16)
To the editor: Dear Tom, In response to your letter to the editor of 6-5-16. Twelve members of our church were sitting at the table during the last supper when Jesus said, "take, eat; this is my body" Mt26:26. Eleven of the Apostles took him literally, one didn't, Judas...
Soldier "will pay" for respect (06/05/16)
Soldier "will pay" for respect To the editor: When a solider visits the grave of a fallen brother, tradition causes us to leave coins. A penny signifies that you are merely paying your respects, a nickle means you went to basic training with that soldier, a dime means you served with them and a quarter means you were with them when they died...
Resident seeking help with tree (06/05/16)
To the editor: My aunt lives in Brazil. She owns her home and only receives around $700 a month from disability. She has lived in the same house going on 18 years. She pays her taxes and some how managed to pay insurance and everything on the small amount she gets...
Blondy's has roots deep in Clay County (06/05/16)
To the editor: On April 23, 1913, Omar Wilson, better known as Blondy, established his homestead on what would become North State Road 59, one of the main roads through Clay County. He transported his three-room house approximately three miles on top of logs to this location, strategically rolling one log at a time until his house came to rest where it now sits. It's been home to four generations of Wilsons and has had several "facelifts" over the years...
Reader discusses communion (06/05/16)
To the editor: Recently in The Times I read of an activity taking place in which during communion the wine and the wafer would be turned into the actual, literal blood and body of Jesus Christ. Being this was announced as a Christian service I must point out the error in this teaching using the gold standard of the Christian faith, the word of God...
Has the NRA lost its mind? (06/05/16)
To the editor: In 1964 I became a life member of the NRA. In the late 1980s, I was a Golden Eagle NRA. From 1964 to 1980, I signed many NRA memberships. This all happened before the NRA lost their minds and started to promote assault weapons over sporting arms. ...