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Today's Opinions

  • Farm moms are special

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Mother’s Day is less than a week away and each year I’m reminded that I’m not the most appreciative of sons. I usually try to give Mom a card and either cash or gift card to buy her something. But I don’t put a lot of thought into the day and, for that, I’m sorry.

    My siblings are far better at treating Mom to flowers, a home-cooked breakfast or dinner (cooked by someone other than her) and even a porch swing or rose bushes.

  • Attention: Women of World War II

    American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

    Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told.

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?

  • When to fly the flag at half staff

    As I drive by the wayside, I notice more national flags. As we start to warm up for summer – Memorial Day will be upon us before we know it – and I wonder how long has it been since many of you read Public Law 94-344. It was passed by the 94th Congress and signed by the president of the USA.

    Days for flying the flag at half staff. Half staff until noon, then raised to top of the pole. By order the of the president, the flag shall be flown at half staff upon the death of principal figures of the U.S. government or governor of a sate or territory.

  • Dependability: Why it’s important

    NATALIE SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest of a series on work-ethics articles. Written by adults and students, they reflect the growing importance of personal workplace skills and attributes. This one was written by Tell City High School senior Natalie Sanders.

     

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Mayapple digs were memorable

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • School’s celebrity dinner a success

    The first annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner for the junior class at Cannelton High School was a great success.