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Knee-jerking our way into dictatorship

I got felt up on Thursday, and not in a good way. Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San … more

Letters to the Editor May 2, 2018

Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more

Signs of too much government growing

Apparently there will be even more lawsuits facing the Trump administration, because, apparently some government workers feel they should be allowed to make their own decision on their work, and not … more

New beginnings always are hopeful

Here we are at the start of another year. The old guy tottered off, and the baby is a couple of days old. If you’re like me, you look forward to a new year with promise, feeling that the … more

Plenty of political syndromes around

There’s a thing that’s going and growing in the country that you may have heard of — Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s had other names, such as Bush DS, Palin DS, etc. — pretty much … more

Vintage Finds on the Madisonville Square

There’s a little something for everyone at Vintage Finds, located on the west side of the square in downtown Madisonville.  Whether it’s a taste of something new, like the olive oil made … more

Museum Musings: Cookbook now available

Madison County Historical Commission’s new cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2, is now available for $10 each and can be purchased at the Museum and at the local Chamber of Commerce … more

There’s a right way to deal with problems

The events in Charlottesville, Va., are squarely in the realm of horrific, heinous and reprehensible. If you’ve been living under a rock, essentially, a rally by white supremacists, which was … more

Healthcare nightmares and IRS scams

The sign-up period for next year’s ObamaCare plans is underway. Phone calls and e-mails are flooding in from angry constituents over how unaffordable health insurance is now for families and small … more

'Round Town

How ‘bout them freshmen ’Stangs? Not only did our Madisonville Mustang Freshman team earn the title of District Champions they earned it without losing one game.   Last year it was our MHS … more

God loves you more than you know

I wanted to share this story with you this week, I hope you enjoy it and understand just how much God loves you. From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. … more

Senate action really no surprise

By a show of rolled eyes, how many of you out there reading this are surprised in the least that the Senate, in all of its infinite majesty and wisdom, failed to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care … more

'Round Town

Congratulations to two of our outstanding Madisonville Citizens, Dawn Knight and Chief Herbert Gilbert for winning the Madison County Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year Award. Also doing … more

Donate to less fortunate during holidays

As we go through the holiday season and with the 85th Legislative Session just over a month away, I'm reminded of how much I cherish the time with my family and friends. Over the course of this … more

Supreme Court takes small steps toward liberty

I’ve always enjoyed reading social media posts of my friends and family. It helps me keep up, keep grounded, and touch on things like the political mindset of those in my circle. Last week was a … more

Capital Highlights: Trump victory turns eyes to possible cabinet nominees

AUSTIN — Republican Donald J. Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, won the vote in Texas with 4,651,955 votes, or 52.39 percent of the 8,878,152 votes cast.  Some … more

Letter to the Editor Jan. 10, 2018

Dear editor: I am writing this letter to publicly thank the staff at CHI Madisonville St. Joseph Health Center Emergency Room. Recently, while putting metal siding on a shelter for our donkeys, … more

What have you done for Jesus lately?

In this busy life we are all too often busy running from one function to another.  We chase kids to baseball games, football games, band concerts, fair shows and many other activities.  While there … more

Power rankings

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ’round as we attempt to put order into the chaotic world of Thanksgiving foods. With a day known almost as much for football as it is for turkey … more

'Round Town

While November is best known for Thanksgiving it has some other titles behind its name as well. For example, did you know November is National Novel Writing Month? Now if writing a novel is not on … more
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