Community Corner Walking in downtown Pomeroy one day, I noticed a beautiful quilt in the window of the Fabric Shop.
It reminded me of something I read not too long ago which said that families and quilts are very much alike.
Sometimes they get frayed, and it takes a long time before anyone gets around to doing anything about it, and the longer it stays that way, the harder it is to make the repairs.
Seems to me that the restoration of the quilt and the ...
Charlene Hoeflich, The Sunday Times-Sentinel firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader calls for CNN boycott Dear Editor,
In the recent wake of gun violence, proponents of gun control are oozing from the proverbial woodwork. It is constantly being talked about in the news and in online media forums. While I feel this debate on stifling violent crimes is necessary, I do not believe banning certain types of guns will work. Someone as evil or mentally unstable as the shooters involved with Columbine, the Colorado movie theatre, or Sandy Hook Elementa...
Reader: Don’t local police have bigger fish to fry? Dear Editor,
It makes me feel good to know that our local police are on the job and they are earning the salary that they are paid. Our children are safe and they don’t have to worry about their safety, knowing that a police officer is on duty and ready to respond to any emergency which may occur.
However, I did note one police action that did impress me. The was a police car on a traffic stop on First Street, but on approach I noted that...
Help us revamp our Faith and Family section! OHIO VALLEY — In an effort to deliver more relevant local news in 2013, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register and The Daily Sentinel are committed to revamping and improving the Friday Faith and Family section (typically found on Page 4). My vision for the “church page” is to focus more strongly on church news and less on editorial (opinion) columns. In order to successfully accomplish this, however, I need the widespread ...
Stephanie Filson Managing Editor email@example.comGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader angered by ATV in old cemetery Dear Editor,
While our family was visiting at Overbrook Nursing Home Christmas Day, my husband and brother-in-law observed a four wheeler being ridden through the old cemetery close by.
One man standing there told them they do this all the time.
Why is this being allowed to happen, and where is the respect? There are enough stones and graves already destroyed, and no one minds.
This cemetery is very old, and I would think there would ...
Community Corner So here we are less than a week into the New Year and there you are sprawled out on the sofa sipping a sugary soda and stuffing yourself with some greasy something.
So you’ve already broken your resolutions to eat better and less and exercise more in an effort to lose that roll around the middle.
Losing weight by eating less but more nutritious food, and exercising more are surely the most popular among resolutions for the new year … and ...
Charlene Hoeflich firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! As our family recently rang in the New Year, I reflected upon our experiences. I was equally curious what the children thought of a year that had, in my opinion, been our most challenging yet as we faced divorce, near bankruptcy, the introduction of IEP’s for both children and more. I felt, perhaps, it was time that both the world and myself were quiet for a moment to listen to the children we so passionately defend, protect and advocate for ...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs studentsGallipolis Daily Tribune
The thirties: I know as much as I do now because I screwed up as much as I have The thirties. Depending upon the person, it can be a feared number or merely just another number with no particular significance. When that day came to pass for me, it was nothing more than a number, but little did I know that this turning point would bring such wondrous changes.
My twenties, to put it mildly, were a time of chaos and upsets. A few of those tumultuous events included quitting college, two marriages, two divorces and feeling...
Tasha Sloan, Gallipolis, OhioGallipolis Daily Tribune
The choice in the national debt crisis: Sink or swim together Our country is headed toward a real cliff beyond the so-called “fiscal cliff” that approaches on January 1 as automatic deep cuts in government spending and increased taxes kick in and drag the whole economy down, unless an agreement is made before or shortly after that date. A quick fix to avoid the fiscal cliff would not solve the problem because still looming would be unsustainable budget deficits and debt which has increased more than a t...
Paul R. Sebastian, Ph.D.Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader: It’s time for stable thinking about guns Dear Editor,
What would you think of a school that took chalk from all the children because one young man wrote something nasty on the sidewalk with a piece of chalk? What would you think of a Principal that banned all crayons because a young man drew evil pictures on the wall of the school with a crayon? If a young person, who was challenged in some way, wrote filthy notes with his pencil, would it make sense to ban or restrict the use of ...
Readers don’t mince words: No new gun control laws Dear Editor,
I was recently interviewed by a local TV news program. The filmed spot was OK, but I was misquoted in the closing comment which stated that I was in favor of additional gun control laws. Absolutely not correct!!! Not only am I against additional gun control laws — can anyone tell me which one of the hundreds already in place has ever prevented a criminal activity?
I am just as annoyed, angry and frustrated about the shootings...
Reader suggests governmental cuts Dear Editor,
To Mr. Cleland’s Dec. 16 suggestion of cutting foreign aid, I would also make huge whacks in NASA’s budget.
A government claiming that it can no longer provide a quality life for its people shouldn’t be cavorting about the galaxy, collecting star dust samples and radio signals from Star XP-27 in Androimeda. After all it’s only 250 million years away.
Second, immediately cease conducting multiple wars without paying for them...
Miracles can happen When I was growing up, my parents gave me the greatest gift ever. They taught me that anything was possible, that miracles can happen. How?
The night before Christmas, the house was always just a bit messy. There was a noted lack of expecting much of anything. The annual comments that “Santa was going to miss this house if a certain young lady was not in bed” were also used. The later I was up, the more the comments grew in intensity.
Parents: You are failing your children and society Dear Editor,
It is time to turn a corner. Our society, our future, our welfare depend on it. I spend a massive amount of time traveling. And as I travel I meet thousands of different people. I have met many teachers from around the U.S., and I am hearing so many alarming things. Things like that they are scared to go to work, because their children threaten their lives, steal their belongings, and there is nothing they can do about it.
Community Corner “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” – or are you so overwhelmed by the rush to get ready for Christmas, that you don’t have time to enjoy the sights and sounds which abound or to stop and reflect on the reason for the season?
It just seems for many of us that holiday preparations, not to mention the financial pressures of the season, take over leaving us more frazzled than festive. Granted, Christmas takes more preparation than any othe...
Charlene Hoeflich, email@example.comGallipolis Daily Tribune