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Today's Opinions

  • Lessons in leadership: Being a leader is about dedication to a cause

    The Owen County Community Leadership Program organized by the Owen County Extension Council, had its fourth meeting last week.

  • Letter to the editor: Former Owen pastor to speak

    Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer and composer is known around the world as “The Master’s Storyteller.”
    An Owen County and area Dayspring-Revival with Wesley Putnam is planned for Nov. 3-6, 2013 at Owen County High School Auditorium beginning each evening at 7 p.m..
    Wesley is in his 32nd year as a full-time evangelist based in Bedford, Texas. Wesley and family lived and pastored in Owen County 1974-1978.

  • Letter to the editor: REACH touches the public at Sweet Owen Day

    We will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Café on Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.
    Scott Foster will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote substance abuse recovery. We invite anyone interested in learning more about the disease of addiction and how we can fight it to participate in this meeting. We are also working on an informational DVD and will be doing video and audio recording of this meeting.

  • All I’m saying is ... Congress should focus on the possible instead of the impossible

    By the time you read this, the federal government will be shut down.
    I’m writing this four days before the deadline to reach a deal  is set to expire.
    How can I go ahead and spend the time to write something when the outcome isn’t assured?
    I have confidence that no deal, no compromise, no settlement, no agreement, no bargain, no treaty will be made before the deadline because I have no faith in most of the Washington lawmakers to do anything that can’t be spun into a total positive for themselves.

  • Letter to the editor: Operation Christmas Child to hold kick-off event

    As fall arrives it is also time to start planning and praying for shoebox collection through Operation Christmas Child. Collection week this year is Nov. 18-25 and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church will once again nerve serve as your relay center to accept your shoeboxes during that week.
    Specific days and times will be announced later.

  • Letter to the editor: Leadership calls for diverse thinking

    The Owen County Community Leadership Program, offered by the Owen County Extension Council, held its second class Sept. 22.
    The meeting focused on leadership and personality. Duane Kline and Cara Stewart gave examples of how understanding your personality affects your leadership style.  

  • Guest columnist: Addiction nearly cost me everything

    My addiction had finally hit rock bottom. I have been struggling with drug addiction since I was in high school. I was living both sides of the fence. It was like I was wearing a lampshade of who I really was. Many family members and friends were not aware of what I was doing.
    By the grace of God, we all escaped with minor injuries. Every time I see this picture I want to bawl my eyes out. I definitely count my blessings now.  

  • Letters to the editor: Champions for a Drug Free Owen County making plans

    The Champions for a Drug Free Owen County recently met at the Wild Goose. We had 15 attendees and came up with some great ideas.
    I’m happy to report that as a result of our first meeting we had three people seek treatment and $100 was sent to Grace Happens as a donation toward the recovery of a 31 year old female from Owen County who is fighting addiction. Yay God.

    Sweet Owen Day
    We will be setting up an informational booth with REACH for Sweet Owen Day Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.