Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:01:39 EST 1800 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller Nov. 27, 1914The Madison Press — The following poem was written and read by Mrs. Henrietta Chenos, Class of 1912, at the 1965 West Jefferson High School Alumni Association Banquet. She... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:58:06 EST What’s wrong with starting Christmas? I love Christmas. It can't come too soon each year for me. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:02:03 EST A sandwich and a side of kindness My heart sank as I slowly realized I'd left my money at home. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:33:08 EST Dairy dilemmas fueled by headlines I've seen friends post information on social media saying dairy foods are bad for you. Is this hype or for real? Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:48:09 EST Dorcas is filling in for Gloria Hello everyone from our home to yours. It's a very Novemberish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST Letter: Can they work together? Dear Editor,Now with the elections all over, let's hope the new senate and house members can work with our president in his final two years.I think deep down it will be one side against the other. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST Holiday mishaps are good for a giggle Isn't it great when everything comes together for a holiday meal? Whether you and your family make nearly everything from scratch, as we do, arrange to have the whole thing catered, make or buy a simple two- or three-dish dinner, or go to... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST Getting into the Christmas spirit (or not) About two weeks ago, I was annoyed that as soon as the last piece of Trick-or-Treat candy was popped into our mouths, the retailers were thrusting Christmas trees down our throats. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:05 EST What’s on your mind? How many times have you been asked “What's on your mind today?” There's two logical responses. We either say, “nothing” or we take the next 15 minutes and share what is on our minds. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST Render unto Caesar … The Pursuit of Truth and Belief in GodThe Pursuit of Truth and Belief in God The Pharisees colluded with the Herodians to trap Jesus with a political question. Jesus used the Roman coin to make his reply “render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.” Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST ‏Pushing the arts out of schools This most recent push of eliminating the arts in schools is nothing new. I have seen this cycle several times during my lifetime. When push comes to shove, the arts gets shoved out the window. I hate to see this happen because art helped keep me in... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:59:05 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller Nov. 20, 1914Madison County Democrat — A yield of 143.5 bushels of shelled corn from one acre by Merle May, a 14-year-old boy of Auglaize County, promises to prove the record yield of... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:07 EST Addressing infant mortality The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST ‏My eye and heart moves with the brush As I get older, my paintings become less realistic and more interpretive. I see what is there then I ask myself, how do I feel about it. I see less and I feel more. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST Berkeley beats big soda Prevailing over a flood of industry money, one California city just passed the nation's first tax on sweetened beverages. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:53:11 EST The language on execution drugs The State of Ohio botched its last execution. The convicted killer struggled for nearly 25 minutes before finally succumbing. Officials attributed it to the difficulty in obtaining the drug “cocktail” needed — drugs that apparently... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:44:13 EST No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine Even healthy people needs a flu vaccine. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST Honoring Ohio’s Veterans On Veterans Day, we paused to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST The Yoders welcome baby Austin Editor's Note: I first met the Yoders several years ago. What has struck me about this young couple is their devotion to one another. It's very inspiring. They're genuinely affectionate, laughing at one another's teasing... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST Thanksgiving — the glorious bird Thanksgiving! Quick, what's the first thought that comes to mind? How about a table laden with good, seasonal things to eat, with a turkey right there in the middle? That's right — there's nothing that says Thanksgiving to me... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST