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Today's Opinions

  • Perry County is a great place to call home

    I was reading the stories on the front page of the Dec. 12 B section. I like them and agree with every one of them.

    Tell City is a small town and it always will be. I have lived here all my life. I cannot see me living anyplace else. Bigger cities have a lot more crime and traffic.

    There are a lot of good people living here. I think it is just a shame though you can’t even buy a 2-by-4 board here in town. Some new stores open, some close. Do you ever get ahead?

  • Horse Rescue group thankful for supporters

    Horse Rescue South Inc. would like to say thank you to the following for their support:

  • Who was Lee Oswald?

    FRANK SANDAGE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Have you ever thought about the anatomy of human destructiveness? I am going to put Lee Oswald on my psychiatric couch for you in order to explain him in terms of his individual psychology.

    I start with this understanding. Man’s awareness of himself as being in a strange and overpowering world and his consequent sense of impotence could easily overwhelm him.

  • ’Twas just days before Christmas

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    ’Twas four days before Christmas and all through my house, there were no Christmas decorations for anyone to see, not even a little tree. Sorry, I could not find a rhyme for “mouse.”

    As I finish this column on Friday, my house in New Boston is void of any real Christmas cheer. I have yet to find a tree, string lights or pull out stockings, figurines or any of the other Christmasy items I keep in a spare bedroom.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Tips on buying tech toys for children

    TEMPE, ARIZ. – Kids typically make it perfectly clear to parents what they want for holiday presents when it come to technology. What’s less clear is what is appropriate for different age groups.

    Arizona State University T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Assistant Research Professor Mary Anne Duggan and Sanford School Graduate Research Associate Crystal Bryce offer guidelines on what’s appropriate to buy according to where children are in their developmental spectrum.

  • Ho hum holidays?

    TEMPE, ARIZ. - Tis the season to be jolly.
    That’s a tall order for some people during the holidays who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant family members and a season focused on things rather than experiences.  

    Arizona State University Associate Professor and family therapist Larry Dumka offers insight into making the most of the season by focusing on things that really matter to you and those you love.

    1. Ask yourself what you value about the holidays and clarify what is most meaningful to you.

  • Increased global grain production means lower prices for U.S. growers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Increased global grain production and lower domestic demand for corn for ethanol means crop producers should prepare now for lower grain prices in 2014, says an expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.