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Fri
04
Jan

Church tour a joy

Dear Editor,

Thanks to the Arcadia Valley Ministerial Alliance for organizing the Rural Church Tour last week. It was a joy to visit each of the churches (all beautifully decorated for Christmas), to meet many of the church members and to tour their facilities. The refreshments were a highlight as well.

Hopefully, many who missed the organized open house will find time to visit and/or worship with one of the churches in the area.

God is using his church to bless and show love to others, and there is strength in unity as we work together to meet needs in this area.

 

Ruth Ann Short

Arcadia

Fri
04
Jan

Did you get yours yet?

Dear Editor,

Apparently Trump’s father paid the doctor very well so that “Cadet Bonespurs” would not have to serve a single day in the Army. That’s only for the poor kids.

The doctor that he bought to submit bogus reports has now come forth and admitted to it: another lie exposed. But then, he’s told so many that it doesn’t really shock anyone anymore. That’s like the one he told about money from his father - that he borrowed his first million and then made it on his own after that. But the facts are that he was drawing $200,000 in interest from the money his father had already given to him when he was eight years old.

Yet this spoiled little rich brat and his children continue to have the complete liberty to turn the White House into their own private ATM machine. And these grifters are collecting big.

Fri
04
Jan

A foolish boondoggle

 

Dear Editor,

The wall Trump wants to build will not be paid for by Mexico: American taxpayers will foot the bill.

Further, the $5 billion Trump is demanding is just the first downpayment: the final cost is expected to be at least five times that amount, not including future maintenance costs.

Two-thirds of the land along the Mexican border is privately owned. Trump’s wall will not be built in Mexico: it will be built on private property in the United States and it will be built through the federal government exercising eminent domain (which is why many Texans on the border are extremely upset about the wall). Over 26 environmental laws will be ignored to complete construction. It will cut US citizens off from the fourth largest river in our country, the Rio Grande.

Fri
04
Jan

The Don can see the impending doom

by Chuck Banks

 

“Build the wall or shut it down!”

“Terrorists are coming across the border and we can’t stop them without a wall.”

Outrageous claims made by our treasonous President all for the purpose of keeping his supporters focused on the wall and not on his dastardly deeds.

While Trump’s GOP supporters rail over $5 billion in wasted funding, Trump is doing his best to satisfy his future investors by pulling our troops out of Syria. There has been a flurry of Trump activity as the end of this congress approaches and Mueller closes in on the Trump campaign. The Don can see the impending doom and wants to ensure that after he is out of office, his company will reap the benefits. The health of his company is more important than the health of our country.

Fri
04
Jan

Shutdown: People took these jobs knowing the risk

by Ray Rehder

Does anyone remember who won the 1994 World Series?  Of course not, the series was cancelled that year due to a player’s strike.  As a result attendance dropped as fan’s attention in the game suffered until the 1998 homerun chase renewed interest in the game.  I bring up the 1994 World Series because most everyone with any interest in baseball remembers that strike and how it lasted into the 1995 season.

What about the government shutdown of 1995?  Or those that occurred in 2011, 2013, 2017 or the three day shutdown in January, 2018?  Did anyone even know we had them?  Of course not, because we all survived and none of our lives were effected in any way.

Thu
27
Dec

Updating County Commission efforts

I realize it’s been awhile since my last column to the citizens of Iron County.  I have a very strong work ethic and get deeply involved in my work and time seems to fly by. I am a strong believer that accomplishing a goal is more important than just merely writing a column. So, I hope this column is informative and provides you with a summary of the activities your County Commission is undertaking.

 

Missouri State Audit: Over the last several months, Iron County elected officials have been busy providing records and information to a team of auditors that were conducting a very thorough audit.  This included all the operations of Iron County government.

Sat
01
Dec

Now Showing: Creed 2

by David Gifford

 

Creed 2is the sequel to Creed, which was a reboot of the Rocky franchise focusing on Apollo Creed’s son Adonis Creed. 

Thu
01
Nov

The best cure for political exhaustion

by Randy Pribble

randy@myironcountynews.com

 

We are all politically exhausted.

We are tired of the half-truths, innuendos and outright lies that prevail in what passes for political campaign advertising.

Not all of it is untrue, of course, but if you watch television or read the direct mail you receive, chances are none of it was entirely accurate. Most of it was probably fear-mongering and name-calling.

The only remedy is self-education; seeking out the truth from a variety of sources online and in print.  It is doubtful if very many people actually do that. Most just follow the party line without question.

That’s unfortunate for those people and our country, because the truth is elusive.

Sun
28
Oct

Now Showing: Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) is an interesting film for anyone that has been following along with the Halloween franchise throurgh the years. I’m not going to review  the original Halloween film, but believe it or not, most of the films you may enjoy today might not have existed at all without the original Halloween. The movie redefined low-budget cinema, bringing independent cinema to the mainstream and changing the face of the industry forever.

Halloween isn’t just the greatest horror film of all time, it is most likely the most influential film of our current generation. Plenty of sequels have tried to rekindle the magic of the original and have come up with decent, but mixed results. None of them ever matched up to the original in tone or quality.

Sun
28
Oct

Letter - An astounding moment of honesty

Dear Editor,

In an astounding moment of honesty, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the federal deficit has ballooned this year, even calling it “very disturbing.”

His plan for responding: cut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. McConnell does not admit the new federal tax revisions haven’t been the economic wonder promised: not only did they not pay for themselves, the mega-tax reductions for corporations and super-rich people are now the cause of a deficit so bad the GOP is calling for further reductions in the public safety net. The only surprise is that McConnell’s announcement came before the mid-term elections.

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