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Winning Words

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the …
Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …
Quiet Desperation

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking …
Winning Words

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy …

Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Don’t end anthem tradition

Don’t end anthem tradition I was extremely disappointed to read Mr. Smith’s “moment of silence” comments in his recent column. I think he certainly shows his true colors when he feels we do …

Letter to the editor: Phil Weiser for attorney general

Phil Weiser for attorney general I have been carefully listening to Mr. Weiser for a while now at forums and other gatherings. He and his Democratic opponent vary little on the issues that confront …

Letter to the editor: Vote Holbert for commissioner

Vote Holbert for commissioner Diane Holbert has the experience, professionalism and depth of character to represent Douglas County with excellence as commissioner. Diane clearly understands that we …

Letter to the editor: Holbert is the right choice

Holbert is the right choice I am writing to declare my unequivocal support of Diane Holbert for Douglas County commissioner. I have known Ms. Holbert for five years. She and I serve together in a …

Letter to the editor: Vote Johnston for governor

Vote Johnston for governor I first heard Mike Johnston at Belmar Library on a Saturday afternoon back in March of 2017. There were over 45 engaged voters in attendance. Many were students, teachers …
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