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 email@example.comGallipolis 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, firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
The promise in the expectation Over the past couple of months, I have been going through a transition. This transition has been more than circumstantial, it has been spiritual, as well. I have had to let go of what I want and examine what I need. I have had to consider where I really am in relation to God. I have had to let go of me and cling to Christ as never before.
Advent is about preparation for reconciliation. I realize that I have been like the children of Israel ...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! The first sentiment I wish to express is directed to the parents and residents of Newtown,CT. I cannot begin to understand your loss or pain; no one can. You have not only mine, but the love and support of a nation who unconditionally grieves with you.
“I don’t understand. Those children won’t be able to go on with their lives because they were murdered by a very hostile individual.”
This is the response to the Newtown, CT tragedy from my...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
Woman shares personal Christmas story Dear Editor,
Hello, I am privileged and honored to coordinate a local Stroke Survivors’ Support Group. We meet monthly at the library and the participants offer support, encouragement, friendship and education to one another, as well as always willing to share their sense of humor. They are encouraged to pursue creative outlets or to help others. The following is a true story written in December 2008 by Georgia French, who requested that I ...
Citizens fight to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid All over America, including Chillicothe, Ohio, citizens are rallying to save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from unnecessary cuts that will hurt millions of ordinary people. The fear is that these vital programs will be scapegoated in Washington as the politicians grapple with a national debt caused by past tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Social Security has been with us for 76 years, created by President Roosevelt a...
Pro football player offers congrats to Wahama Dear Editor,
My brother, Bob Barton, was kind enough to send me the information on the Wahama Championship. Wow! What a game. As a former Wahama football player, I am very proud of and happy for the team and Coach Cromley and his staff. Congrats also to the loyal fans. Keep up the great work!
Wahama Class of 1952
Denver Broncos 1961-63
2010 Wahama Sports Hall Of Fame