Opinion

It is likely that nearly everyone remembers where they were 10 years ago when the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. were attacked by a terrorist group and where a group of brave passengers on Flight 93 made the decision to rush the cockpit – giving their lives – to save others. But do you remember how you felt on Sept. 12?

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In football, the term “H-back” is generally applied to a very athletic individual who is pretty much an all around utility player. He can occupy many positions and is usually considered one of the better players, not particularly at one position, but very useful at several.

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Thoroughly enjoying teaching the adults at our church here on the Bolivar Peninsula in our Sunday school hour, we have recently delved into the subjects of salt and light. Common enough sounding topics, but so much information is contained therein that we have had long discussions, wonderful illustrations from real life, and many opportunities to ask questions and to offer opinions. This is what good, quality teaching is all about, in my opinion. It is not necessarily one “expert” standing and giving his or her opinion for hours on end.

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Oscar Mauzy, former state senator and Supreme Court justice, had a large sign hanging on the wall of his senate office. It read, “Forgive and remember.” Unfortunately, too many voters have not adopted the part about remembering. It is my belief too many voters do not necessarily forgive — they simply forget.

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Joseph Henry is an Army veteran who has worked with troubled youth through the church for the last thirteen years. He can tell you firsthand about many of the social issues that affect families and create a need for the type of outreach he does. Henry  thinks the issues can be corrected a little closer to home.

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It is always risky to make predictions. Even sports analysts, who are great prognosticators, are very reluctant to predict the winner of the Super Bowl or the World Series. Conventional wisdom says if you claim to be an expert in something and make a wrong prediction, it somehow diminishes your credibility. Nonetheless, here goes as far as our governor’s presidential ambitions.

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While riding down the highway the other day, I made an interesting discovery. Looking down into my lap, I noticed that my hands looked old. I was startled. I don’t feel old. My kids don’t think I act old. My friends think I dress fashionably enough … well, for playing on the beach, anyway.

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“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you.”— Job 12:7 

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June is always a busy month. School is out for the summer and great plans are being made to cram as much as absolutely possible into the few weeks between one grade and the next. Family vacations loom large and visits to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are on the horizon. For the many blended families that are living in America now, scheduling the time for mom or dad, according to court orders, has to be taken into prime consideration.

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