Editorial

The Dow Jones average went up about 8,000 points since Donald Trump has been  president.  What is funny, is that so many are saying it was the market readjusting itself following another administration.  But now that the market is going down, no one is saying that the profit takers are getting a big payday, but…

Make America great again

The groundhog himself, has predicted si not really much of a prediction,citing that there are six more calendar weeks until the official spring day when winter is officially over.  That is one of two things that are predictable these days, the other being that the Republicans and the Democrats will bicker over who is right…

Tax payer funded abortions

Former Arkansas governor and political activist, Mike Huckabee was the keynote speaker at the rally for Life held at the Bethel Church on January 22.  Huckabee joined several others during the presentation designed to open lines of communication between Oregon residents who are unaware of several facts concerning abortions in this state.  One fact pointed…

Blame it on the stock dog

You can blame it on the stock dog, if you want, but the little fella is probably just as much to blame as anyone in the country.  See, the stock dog is very efficient.  He does his job and never calls in sick, never needs a vacation.  He doesn’t need a retirement income and doctor…

Editorial

What if those thousands of people on the federal payroll actually had jobs?I mean actually did something useful during their time at those expensive desks and did something besides leaking to their favorite media source?  Perhaps something constructive could get done in the hallowed halls of Congress.  I like to quote a former executive officer…

Editorial

I certainlyhope  everyone out there had a wonderful Christmas Day–mine, however was not.  It is not that I’m feeling sorry for myself, but I spend most of the day flat on my back and fighting a cough and cold.  We normally spend the day at the kids, but I just wasn’t up to that.  So…

Editorial

Physically, 2017 has not been the best year of my life.  The troubles actually began the year before, in 2016, with a bout of shingles beginning just about  three days prior to Thanksgiving.  The pain from the relapse of a childhood disease was intense, but only lasted for a few days before becoming numb and…

Editorial

It was a surprise to find that a vision problem turned out to be a stroke instead, but ahat is what happened to me last week.  I spent two full days in the hospital getting poked, probed  and otherwise abused till   theye finally found that I had a restricted blood flow to certain parts of…

Do Pets Really Need Christmas Toys?

Do Pets Really Need Christmas Toys? By Flo C. Blake For the Independent   True, they’re actually family members, and yes, they do have feelings. We should love, feed and pamper them. But must we spend scarce funds from our over-extended budgets to keep them happy? The pet toy industry seems to have latched onto…

Editorial

I’m not going to pick on politicians this week–hah! Gotcha, didn’t I? Instead, my attention this week goes to the national press. The national press announced that the landslide victory went to Hillary Clinton in the last general election, as if saying it would make it happen.  I’m not sure what the press gets out…

Editorial

Editorial Oftentimes, people comment to me that they like to read the paper just to see what I’m going to write about next.  Well, there are times that I sit down at the computer and wonder that myself. But it doesn’t take long before something comes to mind and I start down that path.  Before…