Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:17:19 EST 1800 School fundraisers, snacks getting healthier http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152192784/School-fundraisers-snacks-getting-healthier I saw a news report that seemed to indicate that schools can no longer hold bake sales or sell chocolate bars as fundraisers. Can that be right? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:31:45 EST Gloria’s mom’s kitchen serves up Éclair Dessert http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152188174/Glorias-moms-kitchen-serves-up-clair-Dessert Editor's Note: This column contains some interesting references to mission work. This may be one of the more stark differences between the New Order Amish and the Old Order Amish. People unfamiliar with the New Order Amish church may label... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:31:33 EST Cook an enchilada casserole in layers http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152188005/Cook-an-enchilada-casserole-in-layers Did you know that everyone has his or her own “style” of learning? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:31:31 EST Move over and save a life http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152196657/Move-over-and-save-a-life While driving into Columbus a couple weeks ago, my husband and I approached a tow truck working on the side of the interstate. As we carried on our conversation, he flipped on the turn signal and maneuvered into the left lane. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:06:33 EST Letter: Remember the London High alma mater http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/152217871/Remember-the-London-High-alma-mater Dear Editor,Is something missing? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:06:32 EST March 9 should matter to all Ohioans http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152187128/March-9-should-matter-to-all-Ohioans For many Ohioans, the approaching date of March 9 may be just another day on the calendar. I'm hopeful that you will spend a moment here to learn something new about a day that is so important to me. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:46:31 EST Born with a screwdriver in my hand http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152187556/Born-with-a-screwdriver-in-my-hand Some people understand compliments and take them as they come. Other people, like myself, wouldn't know a compliment if it hit them in the face like a pie. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:51:34 EST Finding Jesus http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152187751/Finding-Jesus CNN is showing a new series entitled “Finding Jesus: Fact, Faith, Forgery.” The series will look at some of the “relics” associated with Jesus. There will be more speculation than fact involved in the search for Jesus. The... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:51:33 EST God loves imperfect people http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152188344/God-loves-imperfect-people Most of the time we believe that God loves us. At least, He does as long as we are loving Him, doing good to others, being faithful in church attendance, giving regularly making good decisions and reading our Bibles on a regular basis. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:51:32 EST Letter: Become the shining light on the hill http://madison-press.com/news/letters/152143570/What-is-done-is-done-Become-the-shining-light-on-the-hill Dear Editor, Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:31:31 EST Let’s lower the voting age to 12 http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152152226/Lets-lower-the-voting-age-to-12 I remember in 1971 (I was 15) when states ratified the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. That seemed reasonable at the time, but it turns out we should have lowered it even further. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:26:31 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/152065058/100-years-ago-with-Charlie-Miller March 5, 1915Madison County Democrat — The Domestic Science Club was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. J. A. Baer on Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:35 EST Sometimes it is painful to paint http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/152163479/Sometimes-it-is-painful-to-paint I hung an unfinished painting in the entry way of our home. The light is mostly daylight there and my wife encouraged me to paint there during these winter days. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:34 EST McManus: Ted Cruz really was born in a foreign country http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152152343/Cruz-really-was-born-in-a-foreign-country Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:36:33 EST Drain line problems? http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152062765/Drain-line-problems What is in the drain lines in your house? Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:31:42 EST 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