Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:27:15 EST 1800 Tools to combat drug addiction http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152061572/Tools-to-combat-drug-addiction We get the calls every day. Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends are reaching out to our organization worried that their loved one is abusing prescription medicine. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:31:34 EST Mom comforts with chicken and dumplings http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152063343/Mom-comforts-with-chicken-and-dumplings I was driving home after a full day's work. She was standing where the exit ramp from the highway ended at a traffic light. She stood very still, her posture erect. At the same time, she seemed to fold herself into the fewest possible square... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:31:46 EST Church goes hog wild http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152063182/Church-goes-hog-wild Hello to all! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:31:45 EST Assure food safety when using slow cooker http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151918901/Assure-food-safety-when-using-slow-cooker I use my slow cooker a lot, but I recently read that you should thaw frozen items beforehand. I can understand that this would be necessary for meat, but is it a problem to use a bag of frozen vegetables without thawing it... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:31:43 EST Letter: Looking back to 1965 a great idea http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/152093296/Looking-back-to-1965-a-great-idea Dear Editor,Reading in the Madison Press about the year 1965 was a great idea [“Milestones: A look back at 1965,” published Feb. 21]. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:46:32 EST Blessed is the name of the Lord http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152065147/Blessed-is-the-name-of-the-Lord How was your week this week? Did everything go exactly like you had planned? Did you have a week without any problems? Without stress? Without worry? Did you have a week during which the bill collector didn't call your house? Were all your... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:31:39 EST Is original sin to blame for everything? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152062567/Is-original-sin-to-blame-for-everything The term “Original Sin” is a theological explanation for what Genesis describes as the source of all of our troubles. Until that first sin, an act of disobedience, mankind was destined for an unending life of happiness in paradise. The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:31:37 EST Any day without snow is a good day http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152062627/Any-day-without-snow-is-a-good-day All summer long, I was explaining the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage why global warming was something we need to take care of. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:31:35 EST Cookies, snow, and more cookies http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152049367/Cookies-snow-and-more-cookies Saturday, as those big, fat beautiful flakes of snow were falling all the livelong day, my daughter and I were sorting Girl Scout cookies. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:36:32 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151789201/100-years-ago-with-Charlie-Miller Feb. 26, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mrs. William Baber will entertain the members of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society at her home on Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:32:36 EST It’s cold; it’s cold; it’s very cold http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/152039511/Its-cold;-its-cold;-its-very-cold Painter's frostbite is an old condition known to all older painters. It's when the hands and fingers ache, the shoulders throb and you don't want to do anything. It's a common experience when it's around or below zero... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:32:34 EST Doyle McManus: Forget it, liberals: Elizabeth Warren is not running for president http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152069839/Warren-not-running-for-president Sorry to break the bad news to all you dreamy-eyed liberals, but it's time to stop wishin' and hopin': Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president. Really and truly. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:31 EST Biomedical research: Creating jobs, saving lives http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151765198/Invest-in-biomedical-research Medical research not only creates jobs — it saves lives. But critical research — on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases — is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:31:32 EST STEADY U: Preventing falls http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151918924/STEADY-U:-Preventing-falls STEADY U Ohio is a new initiative that encourages all Ohioans to learn what you can do to help an older loved one avoid a life-altering fall. One in three older adults will fall this year and STEADY U hopes to decrease those numbers. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:31:32 EST Whatever happened to proper use of words? Seriously. http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/152000549/Whatever-happened-to-proper-use-of-words-Seriously. Funny thing about the word “awesome.” It's been in the dictionary ever since there have been dictionaries. But over the course of the last generation or so, we have managed to debase it and dilute it to the point of irrelevance. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:26:31 EST Did you know it’s cold? http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151972169/Did-you-know-its-cold It doesn't always come out in full sentences, or even in actual words, but most folks get the idea by the noises emerging from my mouth.It sometimes sounds like, “Gah!” “Erg!” or “Bleh!” Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:51:31 EST Create fragrant memories in the kitchen http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151941081/Create-fragrant-memories-in-the-kitchen When I think of my Grandmother Clark, I picture her in her kitchen preparing a meal, or out in the vegetable garden (you could see it from the back porch of her house) picking tomatoes or digging a few potatoes for supper, or out among the chickens... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:31:39 EST Simple steps to eating a heart-healthy diet http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151918886/Simple-steps-to-eating-a-heart-healthy-diet I've seen a lot of promotions focusing on heart health. What are some easy ways I can make sure my diet is heart-healthy? Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:31:38 EST Gloria changes ‘lazy’ to ‘busy’ http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151918783/Gloria-changes-lazy-to-busy The winter flu bugs have been doing their share in our community these last days. Seemingly the children are the ones to get the brunt of it. Poor dears. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:31:37 EST Watch out for tax identity theft http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/151967834/Watch-out-for-tax-identity-theft Several national companies such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield Anthem, Target and Home Depot have suffered recent and widely-publicized data breaches that underscore the vulnerability of identity information. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:16:32 EST