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Today's Opinions

  • Immigration in focus for rural America

    Brian Depew is with the Center for Rural Affairs, a private, non-profit organization established in 1973 to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action-oriented programs addressing social, economic and environmental issues.

    A raid in north central Nebraska put a spotlight on immigration in rural America.
    It targeted alleged labor exploitation by a local employment agency. It swept up more than 100 community members and employees of local businesses.

  • LandCare gives thanks for success

    As we enter this season of harvest, thanks-giving, and sharing, we are grateful for another abundant year in Grayson County. We are thankful for our natural wealth of water, soil, plants and wildlife. And we appreciate all our neighbors who participated in our events this year and helped us in any way. We have grown in memberships, sponsorships, donors and partners.

  • People forget what ‘Christian’ means

    From what I read in the Readers’ Hotline and from what I see with my own eyes and hear with my own ears, and from what people have told me, that I know tell the truth, citizens in the Twin County area do not know what “Christian” means.
    They vote Republican now that Republicans do not want anyone to have anything, and they want to take what we have away.
    If the local, state and national government come up with laws that hurt the citizens, they vote for it. If they come up with a law to help citizens, they vote against it.

  • It’s time to end political parties

    After the political/media circus around Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation, where both Dr Ford’s and his rights where thrown under the bus, it is time to make the political parties very concerned about their future.
    Change your party affiliation to none, and consider announcing to run for any government position with only “End political parties” as your issue.
    Tim Lutz
    Elk Creek

  • Monster Bash boasts spooky good success

    The Halloween Monster Bash in downtown Galax, a free event for our community’s children, coordinated by the Galax Downtown Association, was a huge success again this year. The streets were teeming with creatures of all descriptions. The costumes were amazing and made it very difficult for the judges to choose winners in the individual categories.

  • Guest column: Non-profit responds to concerns
  • Local registrar was a big help

    Thanksgiving is coming up, and we have some good things going for us in Grayson County.
    One of them is our county election board: I visited their office in the courthouse basement to get forms and information on voter registration, free photo IDs, absentee voting, early voting and how to restore your right to vote. I was pretty ignorant and they were patient, helpful and polite.

  • Halloween glorifies violence

    The day after the massacre of people in Pittsburgh, the liberal Sunday morning special on CBS had an insensitive, detailed description and discussion of horror movies prepared by Hollywood for Halloween.
    I think Halloween should be a harvest festival and should be to honor the departed souls in anticipation of rebirth in spring and in Christ. There is too much violence in film and fiction and then it comes to fruition. Hollywood and much of the media are guilty of incitement.