Category: Opinion

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith


(Oct. 16) This morning I’m up before the first light of day, so I’m not seeing much from my window. Instead, this morning, I’m seeing from the window of my soul.

I know sometimes I … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I recently came upon “Why Improving Your Vocabulary Can Enhance Your Life.” The article pointed out that building a vocabulary can help you feel better about yourself because you will have a larger command of the language.

Vocabulary is crucial … Read more

‘I can face uncertain days because he lives’

By Lisa Stewart

Guest Columnist


In June of 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time. I quietly half-heartedly kept a journal.

This is one entry, or one day in the life of a cancer patient.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I have been listening to a lecture by Oxford University Professor Emma Smith, who describes “King John” by William Shakespeare as “a sardonic and rather unheroic history play in which the question of who is the rightful king is … Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith

(Oct. 12) This morning about 6 o’clock I take pen to hand and have no idea what I am about to write. I see nothing from my window. It’s still very dark outside. It’s been a … Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith

(Sept. 27) That wonderful-feeling cooler weather has slid on in here for a while, even though I expect there will be warm weather again.

The sun is once again up spilling its warm light rays upon … Read more

Reading your local paper is the ‘Way to Know’ your community

By Layne Bruce

Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was … Read more

Letter to editor

Village of Walthall, county thanked for roadwork

The village of Walthall and the Webster County workers did a very good job rebuilding our roads.

We would like to express our appreciation to everyone in the village and county government in … Read more

Editorial Roundup

Voters not happy with either choice

No matter who wins the presidential election in November, chances are the next president will have one of the shortest honeymoons on record.

That’s because there is going to be a large portion of … Read more

Time marches on — and evil abounds

By Bro. J.B. Rowe

Jude 1:1-4 (KJV): “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, … Read more