Let's work together to fight prescription drug problem
Hoosiers are rightfully concerned about the HIV outbreak in Scott County, but it is important to recognize that the HIV crisis is linked to -- and in part, caused by -- prescription drug abuse that we have seen across our state and country. I, too, am concerned about the need to address this underlying issue, which is why I am working with local, state and federal health and law enforcement officials to better address addiction in our communities. ...
Top 10 PC Geek Commandments
(Why Geeks don't have the PC problems we mere humans have) Imagine, if you might, a pilgrimage to the birthplace of geekdom, Seattle, Washington. You would come to the footprint of the Rainer Mountain which is, just incidentally, "considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world"...
Steps to better inform student borrowers
A college education is important for many Hoosiers to secure good-paying jobs in today's competitive economy. Student loans help enable thousands of Hoosiers access to a quality college education that would otherwise be out-of-reach. Nearly 1 million Indiana students have federal student loans, and according to the Institute for College Access and Success, Hoosiers in the Class of 2013 graduated with an average of $28,466 in debt...
Letters to the Editor
Emergency food pantry appreciates support
To the editor: We the volunteers at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry say thank you to the United States Postal Workers, Cornerstone School, churches, doctors, individuals, clubs and everyone who has donated so generously to the pantry. School will soon be out and the food will supply the children with meals at home while they are away from school. ...
Loyalty Day supporters appreciated
To the editor: Organizers of this year's Loyalty Day appreciate all of the support from this year's donors and their donations. Without them this would not be possible. Thank you to the Jackson Township Band, VFW State Commander, District 7, and especially to all my volunteers who help me organize this event...
NARFE president highlights legislative effort
To the editor: Governor Pence of Indiana signed a bill in May 2015 to increase deductions on State taxation of Civil Service annuities. All Federal Civil Service retirees and survivors who reside in Indiana are eligible for these deductions. The deductions are $8,000 retroactive to January 1, 2015 and $16,000 beginning in 2016...
Pray for our Supreme Court judges decision
To the editor: No doubt about it, what happened in Baltimore is certainly a tragedy; but there is even a greater tragedy happening in our nation's capital. That is the fact that the Supreme Court has heard arguments and will vote in June whether or not to redefine the traditional definition of marraige as being between one man and one woman...
Support appreciated for benefits
To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank the management at Riddell National Bank downtown branch for the use of their downstairs facility to hold a benefit supper on May 3. We have used the room and kitchen downstairs many times and it is perfect for these important functions to help people who are struggling or have fallen on hard times. The bank has never hesitated to step up and help and it is very much appreciated...
Habitat appreciates donors
To the editor: The board of Habitat for Humanity of Clay County wishes to thank the community for their tremendous support of our annual Jonah Fish Fry and Silent Auction. We are most grateful for those of you who helped in any way. Many of you stood in long lines or waited in our drive through. Others donated items for our Fish Fry and Silent Auction...
Eveland thanks those who supported him
To the editor: Recently old Sarge's son, Marion Eveland III, volunteered for an experimental program at the cancer center, Indianapolis, and after many days awaiting results, he was examined and declared "in remission," that the tumors have shrunk. Now, he is being set up for a follow up which is being determined by the cancer team as to the best course with the experimental drugs. Sarge's son wishes to thank all those who carried him...
Beerfest time for fun, food, and faith, or something else?
To the editor: Recently, in The Times, I read of the Inaugural Wabash Valley Beerfest coming up. It was stated that it will be a time of "fun, food and faith." Maybe the full lineup ought to read "Fun food, beer and faith? Strange bedfellows." Thirty five years ago before the salvation of Jesus Christ came to my life we drank much craft beer and talked about the Lord for hours. ...
Clay County Humane Society thanks anonymous benefactor
To the editor: The Clay County Humane Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the very generous individual whose donation enabled critical electrical upgrades to be performed on our facility. In November of last year, Duke Energy replaced the electrical service from 400 to 600 amps. ...