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Today's Opinions

  • Downtown prepares to celebrate Another Reason to be Thankful

    The election has passed and all eyes are now looking ahead to the start of the holiday season as Thanksgiving quickly approaches.

    There are many reasons to be thankful, besides the fact that we won’t be bombarded with all the negative campaign advertisements.

    Downtown Carrollton also has a lot to be thankful for this year. Our free wireless Internet service continues to expand and strengthen its coverage.

    More than 1,450 people have made use of the free WiFi system, downloading more than 770 gigabytes of information to their computers.

  • Department needs help

    To the editor:

    Due to the loss of a merchant’s sponsorship, the Milton Fire & Rescue Department is currently seeking donations for their Adopt-a-Family program.

    The program provides Trimble County senior citizens and families in need with food, clothing and toys during the Christmas season.

    Please help us insure families in Trimble County have a happy holiday season. Any amount of money donated is greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.

  • Donors to Bus Safety Week appreciated

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Bus Garage would like to thank all the businesses that donated to National Bus Safety Week.

    We would also like to thank everyone out there for helping us to get our students to and from school safely. Without everyone’s help this would not be possible.

    Nadena MaHoney, transportation director

    Carroll County School District

  • Digging into family history reveals several military veterans

    Most of my life, I never considered mine to be a military family. We had picnics on Memorial Day, but it was more or less just a family day. Veterans Day came and went, with not a thought toward any family members who served.

    It really wasn’t a topic that we discussed.

    I did know we had veterans in my family. My mother’s sister, my Aunt Max, was a member of the Army Nurses Corps in World War II. While serving at the 115th Station Hospital in England, she met my Uncle Gerry Bosscher, an orthodontist from Grand Rapids, Mich., who was an Army doctor.

  • Team praises department

    To the editor,

    On behalf of the Trimble County Raider boys basketball team, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department for allowing us to use their facility to host our first annual “Haunted House” fundraiser, held Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • Candidate appreciates all voters

    To the editor,

    Election day was a big day for all of us, and I want to thank all of our voters for the big turn out. I know sometimes it is hard for people to get out and I want to say I am proud of Trimble County for all the effort that was made to cast their vote. I was one of the Bedford city commissioner candidates listed on the ballot, and as you know I lost the race, yet I still feel that I need to thank not only the ones who voted for me, but also thank the voters who did not vote for me.

  • Thanks for coming home

    To the editor,

    The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank everyone who took part in making our “Homecoming” Fish Fry on Oct. 18 a success. We truly appreciate all those who volunteered their time and financial support. A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses in Trimble County and the surrounding communities who donated money and items for the annual auction.

  • Food donations needed now more than ever

    Editor:

    I’m sure it’s no surprise to any of you that these are troubled times – global financial upheaval, a stagnant national economy, job losses and general unrest.  

    With this combination of issues, it’s easy to understand the predicament some organizations such as our local food bank/pantry can face. Demand for food from the pantry has risen, just as everyone in the community is finding it more expensive to keep their own pantry shelves stocked.