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Reasons to be thankful

It used to be in my younger days (which were a long time ago) that November was primarily the month before December, which meant it wasn’t that...

 

A word about Youth Alternatives

I wanted to note a clarification regarding my Youth Alternatives monthly report to the Commissioners as reported in last week’s paper. There were...

 
 By Julia Scott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Lights On Afterschool update

By definition “grant” means to agree to give or allow. It can also be defined as a sum of money given by a government or other organization for a...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Remember the basics

Having had several severe thunderstorms this summer has taught us a lot. Some are good things like the fact that storms seem to miss us more than...

 
 By Bryan Golden    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Perception is Reality

How do you experience your world? Is the glass half full or half empty? Do you observe the worst in a situation or the best? Do you justify...

 

Father's Day dates back 110 years

Father’s Day began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad. In May of 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., sat in church listening to a...

 

Granny's Old Recipe Box

Hello my friends. Hope ya’ll are up for a few good recipes today. Yessiree, Granny’s got some mighty good recipes to share with you. Some are so...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Shopko closings are opportunities to re-build

Some 13 cities and towns in Wyoming are reeling after the closure of one a main local business outlet. Shopko closed its general stores in Wheatland,...

 
 By Kevin Simpson    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Course not just for golfers

My wife Lindsay and I are fans of the game of golf. She grew up in a family where golf was important. Honestly, her love of the game is one of the thi...

 
 By Mary White    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Fun times on the road

Not only does the calendar say so, all we have to do is look outside to see touches of green and watch as the robins and rabbits are dancing and roman...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Memories of days gone by

Every so often without warning, a long ago and far away memory pops up to bring back feelings that have hibernated for decades. That song that...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your...

 

A big problem needs a big person

When I was 4 or 5, we lived in a civilianized army mustering point in Great Bend, Kansas after Dad returned from the war. That development existed...

 

Dear mom and dad: Cool it

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wyoming, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that...

 

Keep an eye on the goal

Recently I received a Christmas card from Marty (Martin when not in the wrestling room). Marty was assigned to me as a project. He was about 6’2...

 

A season of arrival

Thinking back to long ago Christmas seasons which usually started about the second week of December for most families, I’ve realized that those...

 

Issues at the polls

Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made on school boards, in city halls, at the state legislature, and in Congress impact...

 

School administration explains WyTOPP results

There is much to celebrate in Hot Springs County Schools as the 2018 WyTOPP results are released in Wyoming. Hot Springs County School District #1 has...

 

The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 

High school athletics classification

The 2018-2019 school year and activities lie just around the corner. It is easy to see the hard work and dedication of student-athletes and coaches...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Strong memories of soap

While watching an old rerun of a late 50’s TV show, I happened upon an old commercial about a soap product that was 99 & 44/100 percent pure. (I...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    March 22, 2018

HSCSD #1 security update

With the recent tragedy in Florida involving a school shooting, I find it appropriate to update our patrons about our ongoing efforts to upgrade and...

 

National Ag Day celebrates food production

March 20 was National Agriculture Day – a day designated each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) to celebrate the accomplishments of...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Forgiving and forgetting

I was thinking the other day about a certain family member with whom the scales are decidedly out of balance to the tune of thousands of dollars in...

 

The best of our human emotions

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of...

 

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