Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:18:00 EST 1800 Letter: The day the music died one to remember http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/151589396/The-day-the-music-died-one-to-remember Dear Editor,It was one o'clock in the morning of Feb. 3, 1959 when a Beech Craft light plane took off from Mason City Airport in Iowa. Two hours later the plane crashed and wreckage was everywhere. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:36:31 EST Stock up and plan for snow day lunches http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151483235/Stock-up-and-plan-for-snow-day-lunches My children always eat their breakfast and lunch at school. Money is tight, and we don't always have extra food on hand, which is a problem when school is canceled at the last minute because of the weather. I don't want my children... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:55 EST Friendly flat rock and pizza pockets http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151560371/Friendly-flat-rock-and-pizza-pockets I first met Gloria and Daniel Yoder back in 2011 on a hot — brutally hot — summer day in their rural southern Illinois settlement when I was working on writing “Amish Cooks Across America.” What struck me immediately about... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:54 EST Never time for term limits on Congress http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/151570944/Never-time-for-term-limits-on-Congress It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:56:31 EST 3-foot rule for bike safety http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/151571086/3-foot-rule-for-bike-safety It's probably the closest I ever came to dying. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:31:31 EST For sale: One lying bathroom mirror http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151483159/For-sale:-One-lying-bathroom-mirror I confess that I am not at my best early in the morning prior to my bathroom ritual. As far as I am concerned, the bathroom is a sacred place of refuge before facing the world. It is a place where I can prepare myself to meet the world as well as... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Freedom is not free http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151477511/Freedom-is-not-free On Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, we publically recognize that our freedoms have come at a great price and we thank those who paid that price. The personal price of freedom is our responsibility. When freedom is exercised responsibly,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST So much to do, so little time http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151558998/So-much-to-do-so-little-time How many times have you faced the situation where you had so much to do and so little time to do it in? Whether it was a daily schedule, a weekly schedule, a monthly schedule or a yearly schedule — you didn't have the time to finish?... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:31:33 EST Letter: Golf carts should be allowed in Plain City http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/151531558/Golf-carts-should-be-allowed-in-Plain-City Dear Editor, Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:34 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151332470/100-years-ago-with-Charlie-Miller Jan. 29, 1915Madison County Democrat — West Jefferson High School Notes — The freshman class will give a party at the school house one night next week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:16:31 EST Inside the inside http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151537470/Inside-the-inside Often we think we know something because we have seen it a lot. We pass by it all the time, but do we really see it? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST Raising money for the big campaign http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151401138/Raising-money-for-the-big-campaign This is the second in a four-part series about running for office. Today: fundraising. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Letter: NFL’s Patriots should be honest http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/151506362/NFLs-Patriots-should-be-honest Dear Editor,Honest People:Should you be honest and not cheat or is it alright to be a little dishonest and just cheat a little bit? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:31 EST Don’t get a headache from head lice http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151205321/Dont-get-a-headache-from-head-lice Lice. Pediculosis. Head lice. No matter how you say it, it isn't nice. Don't let these unwanted guests invade your home. Watch for signs of head lice: scratching/itching scalp, fast moving bugs in the hair, tiny rice-shaped... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Letter: Support the kids at the county fair http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/151473165/Support-the-kids-at-the-county-fair Dear Editor, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:51:33 EST Viewing the new 114th Congress http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151342260/Viewing-the-new-114th-Congress The 114th Congress started this month. It was exciting and a great day because it marked the beginning of a fresh start for Congress and the American people. Last Congress, there were more than 400 bills stuck in the Democrat Senate, including the XL... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:41:31 EST Cocooning and staying warm http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/151434755/Cocooning-and-staying-warm Winter's caught up with us — just when I was feeling slightly smug about Mother Nature's gift of a fairly calm start to the season. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:53 EST Expanding health coverage for Ohioans http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151410625/Expanding-health-coverage-for-Ohioans Since its creation in 1965, Medicaid — a joint federal and state program — has provided low-cost health insurance to Ohio's most vulnerable, including the elderly, physically disabled, and children. Beginning in 2014, the health law... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:31:52 EST Letter: Village should be proud of good turnout http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/151435871/Village-should-be-proud-of-good-turnout Dear Editor,It was so good to see how many citizens of the village of Mount Sterling turned out for the neighborhood revitalization meeting. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:39 EST Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still resonates today http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151403520/His-message-still-resonates-today On Monday, (Jan. 19) I had the opportunity to attend the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. There, Dr. Julius Scruggs reflected on a phrase that is carved on the monument in Washington to the great civil rights... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST