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Peavy family buys Classic Cleaners; business moves to Charlie Johns St.

The lounging bobcats, coiled rattlesnakes and trophy deer mounts have been moved out and rows of clothing ready to be cleaned have been rolled in to the building that once housed Buck Wild Taxidermy. The taxidermy business has been moved to Travis Peavy’s home while his parents, Marlon and Debbie Peavy set up a new […]

Glenn Beck’s ‘Great Awakening’

Cox’s Corner by Jerry Cox I watched Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” speech. I was struck by the similarities of Beck’s evangelical movement to previous religious revivals in America’s history, known as the Great Awakenings. A review of the history books revealed the following about the Great Awakenings and America’s religiosity. The First Great Awakening was […]

Washington Merry-Go-Round

by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Justice in America is no longer blind. Examples abound. A single federal judge has ruled that President Obama’s 2009 executive order expanding embryonic stem cell research violates a law that prohibits using federal money to destroy embryos. The last three administrations have interpreted the 1996 law to […]

The View From Hewett Flats

by Jim Pruette A surah is a chapter of the Qur’an.There are 114 surah in the Qur’an. The shortest surah (Al-Kawthar) has only three ayah (verses) while the longest (Al-Baqara) contains 286 ayah. Sura 5.51: O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; […]

Children to be proud of

The View From Hewett Flats: by Jim Pruette I have spent the last three Friday nights with local kids ranging in age from 12 to 17. The American Legion Post 272, to which I belong, has hosted “Teen Night” there from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. I have learned some things. I learned quickly that I […]

Late Night LAUGHS A recap of recent observations by late night television hosts

After three weeks of jury deliberations, Rod Blagojevich was convicted on only one of the 24 counts against him. The one count he was convicted for? Transporting illegally silky hair across state lines. — JIMMY KIMMEL The economy is so bad, the Obamas are thinking about taking their next vacation in the United States. — […]

Paranoid Americans believe anything

Cox’s Corner : By Jerry Cox The fear mongering and paranoia that has taken hold in America reminds me of the adage: Americans will believe anything. Facts are immaterial. As I watch and read the news, I have the feeling that the inmates are taking over the asylum. “Is America Islamophobic?” is the lead story […]

The man behind the curtain

The View From Hewett Flats by Jim Pruette “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck.” President Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying once, “If you call a lamb’s tail a leg, how many legs would it have? Four. Because no matter what […]

Late Night Late Night Laughs recap of recent observations by late night television hosts

Levi Johnston is running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Ironically, many of the babies he’ll kiss on the campaign trail will be his own. — JAY LENO Everyone is talking about Steven Slater, the flight attendant who cursed at a passenger, grabbed two beers, and slid down the escape slide, in what may be the […]

America’s economic conundrum

Cox’s Corner by Jerry Cox As I watch the current political scene and the antics of politicians and fringe groups from both sides of the aisle, I’m reminded of the Laurel and Hardy comedy films of days past. Stan Laurel, the skinny one, and Oliver Hardy, the portly one with the moustache, were regular film […]