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Today's Opinions

  • Help wish Randy Davis a happy retirement

    After 45 years behind the wheel of that white Conner Floor Covering van, Randy Davis is getting off his knees and packing up his carpet stretcher for the last time! As of Dec. 22, Randy is officially retiring and taking some well-earned time off.

    In the spring of 1971, my dad told Randy he could probably use some extra temporary help in his construction business that summer. That temporary help lasted until the next year when dad started selling floor coverings also, and Randy began his lifelong career installing them.

  • Local residents show community spirit

    On behalf of the Rome Cemetery Association, we wish to thank William J. Coomer and his wife, Carolyn L. Coomer, for their second very generous gift of a large parcel of land to expand the already full Lamb/Rowe local landmark cemetery. 

    These rural, out-of-the-way cemeteries are often overlooked and almost forgotten. 

    But for the families whose descendants go back centuries and wish to continue their heritage in Perry County, it is important they have the opportunity to do so. 

  • ‘The Last Jedi’ didn’t ruin my childhood; it was just boring

    Eric Harris

    Movie Critic

     

    This is a review I never thought I would write. I watched a “Star Wars” movie, and I did not love it. In fact, I barely even liked “The Last Jedi.” Honestly, I have to keep telling myself I liked it.

    My hope is that future viewings will win me over and/or elements of “Episode IX” will complement themes and moments set up in this film. Before I continue, I cannot stress enough how much I wanted to like this movie. I have never felt this conflicted after watching a movie.

  • Asian lady beetles on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days, they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write but I need not worry about them as they sun themselves. The ones that make it inside, however, meet my vacuum cleaner!

  • Our View: Don’t dump your junk. Stop littering!

    It’s a message often repeated but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • Struggling with springerles

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Although I have the physique of a healthy eater, I’m no baker and the only cookies I’ve made as of late have come from two cubes of dough purchased from my school-age nieces and nephews. The cookies were OK but nowhere near as good as Mom’s made-from-scratch treats.

    As Christmas rolls around each year, it’s not visions of sugar plums that dance in my head, but springerles, buckeyes, bonbons and iced butter cookies.

  • Hess family grateful for community support, donations

    Jason Hess and his parents Don and Lynda Hess would like to thank everyone who donated to the money cans at these local stores: Marcy’s, Guillaume’s Store, Smackwater, Derby General, Derby Market, Smokin Pit and Tell Street Café.

    There are a lot of people to thank from local churches to Casper Saw Mill for donating wood.

    Thanks to all of the great people who stopped by the IGA bake sell we had. Don’t get me started on the wonderful people at Masterbrand.

  • K of C Auxiliary says thanks

    Thanks to the generous support of many area businesses and individuals, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight’s Club hosted an incredibly successful silent auction. We cannot adequately express our appreciation.

    It is wonderful to see so many people/businesses join together in an effort to raise money that will help support our projects with the goal of putting back into the community the funds we raise. The following is a list of all who supported this project. Thank you so much!