Golden Plains residents pitch in for Greensburg
(Features ~ 08/09/08)
GREENSBURG, Kan. -- Two volunteers from Southwest Nebraska are helping residents of Greensburg, Kan., recover from a devastating tornado more than a year ago. Melinda Enfield of Oberlin and Bob Golding of rural Stratton have volunteered their time to build a "Habitat for Humanity" house for home-owner Diane Torres...
The truth shall set you free
(Column ~ 08/09/08)
When witnesses testify in a court of law, they are required to take an oath swearing "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." Even then, it's not unusual for a witness to lie. It's not unusual, in large part, because we've become a nation of liars. I know that "liar" may sound a bit harsh, but when we don't tell the truth, we tell a lie. Some people call it "shading the truth" or "embellishing" or they call it a "little white lie" but a lie is still what it is...
Cell-phone drivers just asking for new laws to be enacted
(Editorial ~ 08/09/08)
Cruising down the street the other day, we saw a car ahead, sitting at the stop sign of a cross street, apparently waiting for us to pass. As we got closer, a young boy, perhaps 11 years old, rolled past the other car on his bicycle and out into the street into our path. Fortunately there was time to avoid striking him, but as we got closer, it was easy to see his head cocked to one side, cradling a cell phone against his shoulder...
(Local News ~ 08/09/08)
CULBERTSON -- The races scheduled for Aug. 8 at Culbertson Speedway have been canceled. A combination of rain, lack of sun, and high humidity the past few days have made the track almost impossible to work on. At 4 p.m., the time the decision was made, the sky west of Culbertson was getting dark, and looking it was ready to drop more rain. As of press time, a decision has not been made when or if a makeup race will be held. That information could come as early as next week...
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