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Opinion

Reading my mind: Pockets

It all started when the pants went into the laundry. It messed up my whole day. Now granted, I have other clothes to wear, but some don't have pockets. I NEED pockets. This girl has a routine. Put my phone in my pocket, go to the door, put on my coat if it's warranted, put on my shoes, grab my keys, lock the door and go to the car. I'm at the age that if you mess with just one of those steps, I'm a goner.

Letter to the Editor; Support for Wasson

Dear Editor, When our leaders seeking office say "America needs farmers," all too often it feels like nothing more than lip service, a slogan which conveniently makes an appearance when career politicians pander to keep their jobs but one that's also quickly forgotten once they enter the halls of the Capitol in Des Moines. To that end, I'm asking my neighbors to support Justin Wasson, candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa Senate District 42 (Linn/Benton counties) - he's someone who will truly have farmers' backs.
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Letter to the Editor: Living in the present, remembering the past 3

Dear Editor,  This was when I was assigned to the 6th Air-refueling Squadron 6h Heavy Bombardment Wing, Walker AFB, Roswell ,New Mexico. Not sure why this occurred to me, but I was at one of my favorite “watering holes”, and I thought about a TDY (Temporary Duty) assignment from many years ago; perhaps when I was 24- maybe 26, to Alaska.

Reading my mind: Dispatchers

This week is National Dispatcher Week. The dispatcher is the voice on the other end of a 911 call. The calm, cool and collected voice that sends help. Some dispatchers might joke that they are the ONLY ones that get to tell the cops where to go and not get arrested for it. The people on the receiving end of the 911 calls have a completely different set of worries when they are at work.

Letter to the Editor: $84 Billion

Dear Editor:The final account of USA military equipment and cash left behind in Afghanistan!Source: GAO analysis of Department of Defense data.Just imagine if the US had supplied just 30% of this military equipment to Ukraine.Thanks to the Government Accountability Office, we now have a clear picture of just how much U.S. military equipment has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, thanks to Joe Biden's bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Letter to the Editor: Moral Compass Spinning

Dear Editor, So many things are happening in our country that defies common sense. It absolutely blows me away when I read or learn of unbelievable situations that have and are occurring! Things that are being allowed or applauded should cause any person with a working mind and a moral compass to wonder what is happening to our country. Why have we allowed it?Children are being allowed to identify as a cat.

Letter to the Editor: A Rebuttal

Editor:From Lindsey, Good Grief! “. Both Putin and Trump expected Trump to win a second term. When he didn't win, Trump was prepared to disregard our election process and proclaim himself the winner. He had spent most of his term, trying to tear NATO apart. He succeeded in getting most NATO countries to question the leadership of his U.S.A. He lied to all Americans about how NATO works.

Letter to the Editor: What to Look for in Accessible Homes

By Patrick YoungBuying a home is a big decision, and it’s something that should be well-thought-out. There are a lot of things to consider, such as location, size, price, and accessibility. If you’re looking for an accessible home, there are certain features to look for when house hunting.Vinton Today shares what you need to look for in your search, as well as other important considerations to ensure that your home meets your needs.
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Letter to the Editor: A history lesson from 1963

Editor: There is a history that is germane today even though it occurred 59-54 years ago.  That period was when I was on active duty USAF.  I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 1963 and went on active duty the November of that year.  I reported in at Webb AFB, Big Spring, Texas to begin Undergraduate Pilot Training.

Reading my mind: Yippie-ki-yay

There are very few actors and actresses that I love to see in the movies. But one of them I love is Bruce Willis. The guy has been fortunate to be able to find the funniest writers for his TV series "Moonlighting" with Cybil Shephard back in the 80s to all of the quirky lines he said in the movies.While he could make you laugh through that series, he also had you on the edge of your seat in the "Die Hard" series.
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