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Today's Opinions

  • Holiday greenery has some forgotten symbolism

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.

    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • The return of deer-hunting season

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist

     

    Saturday, Nov. 18, marks the beginning of deer-hunting season for licensed firearms hunters in Indiana.

  • Help others enjoy the holidays

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    With the approach of Thanksgiving, many of us are preparing to give thanks for what we have and to the chagrin of many, the Christmas season is already in full swing. From now until the New Year, most of us will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others.

  • The challenge of tax reform

    As Congress moves through what at times can be termed the messy process of deliberations, tax overhaul looms large. Republicans are anxious for a major accomplishment before the year’s end, no doubt concerned they will be one of the few legislative sessions controlled by one party that failed to accomplish anything.

    They have an uphill battle. With a president that fails to articulate and promote a consistent agenda, and both political parties fractured by extremists on both ends, meaningful deliberation seems impossible.

  • Thanks for making fall fest wonderful
  • Bell ringers needed

    I am once again in need of your help. I am the Kettle Coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and I am in need of volunteer bell ringers. Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season.

  • Knits and Knots touches lives

    A big thank you from Knits and Knots to all who helped knit or crochet items, donated yarn or money to purchase yarn in 2017.

    We delivered a total of 1,815 items to 15 different agencies. This means more than 1,800 lives have been touched by your gifts and talents. Thanks, again.

     

    PAM MOREY

    Knits and Knots

  • Honoring our veterans

    It is time to honor the Vets who made the ultimate sacrifice by visiting their graves: also to help the disabled veterans who have suffered and are suffering from their wounds. Thanks to the businesses who give veterans a discount as a thanks for serving.

    I am a handicapped military vet, but I can do a lot for veterans and have done so for a long time. By golly, I can help them!

    Many veterans have put their lives on the line, so it is an honor to help them.

    It is pitiful the way the veterans have been and are treated.