Opinion

Mental illness erupts into pure hell

By: Dr. Glenn Mollette Allen, Kentucky is a place that holds fond memories for me. When I was only sixteen years old, Allen Baptist Church invited me to speak for a weekend youth event. I had the opportunity to meet and work with over a hundred people from the Allen community. Lasting friendships were made

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January 6th Committee Hearings

By: Frank Burkett Definition of hearing:The purpose of a hearing is to provide the opportunity for each side of a dispute, and especially a person who may be deprived of his or her rights, to present its position. A hearing, along with notice, is a fundamental part of procedural due process. I will add, (or

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Geoffrey Littlefield

Last Night When I Was Young Immortalizes Sports Icons of the 1950s and ’60s Bestselling author Geoffrey Littlefield’s Last Night When I Was Young: Sporting Favourites of Mine takes readers on a sentimental stroll down a memory lane lined with elite athletes of the past. Littlefield masterfully intertwines history-making moments and mini biographies of some

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Will Claiming Early Affect My Wife’s Survivor Benefit? Dear Rusty: My wife will be turning 62 and eligible to collect Social Security this year. We realize it will be a reduced amount. I am 52 and have been the sole income earner for most of the last 20 years. We also have

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Modern Stress Found in Ancient Practice

How does a society – or an entire civilization, for that matter – cope with the stressors that have been building up during the last few years? Frustration, anger, pain and even hatred seem to be running rampant worldwide. Author Nora D’Ecclesis explores a path that could offer an effective coping strategy for readers in

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – How Does Social Security Disability Work with Private Disability Insurance? Dear Rusty: If someone is collecting long-term disability through their company and the company states the employee also must apply through Social Security, how does this work? Does the amount of Social Security decrease from the amount that the person would normally

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Make today a good one

By: Dr. Glenn Mollette Let’s all try to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With rising inflation, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We don’t have as much life to spend today. We are all

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Fossil fuels and energy

By: Frank Burkett How much energy does the world need now, and in the near future? Most of us can use common sense, and know the world’s needs for electricity can’t be supplied without fossil fuels. And doing away with fossil fuels, was one of Joe Biden’s campaign promises. With the rising gasoline prices skyrocketing,

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Time to launch “Dads Demand Action to Raise Healthy Boys”

By: Rob Okun How can we in good conscience celebrate Father’s Day in the middle of an epidemic of gun violence almost exclusively perpetuated by men? We can’t. There’ll be time enough for backyard barbeques once fathers take the lead in establishing “Dads Demand Action to Raise Healthy Boys,” following in the footsteps—a decade late—after

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A Father and a child can make a great family

By: Dr. Glenn Mollette Father’s Day is coming one more time and you still have a chance at having a great family. Fathers like most all people have good days and bad days. They have great seasons of life and some that are more difficult. Few fathers will look back over their lives and say,

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