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Are the citizens of Winfield getting their money’s worth?

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

The Bingo Hall almost wasn’t big enough to accommodate the crowd attending the July 14 regular meeting of the Winfield Board of Aldermen. While most city boards go begging for citizens to attend, the attendance at the last two meetings in Winfield have bucked that trend. The Winfield board and administration are at odds concerning a controversy swirling around the city clerk position and the recent action increasing the water

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  • Juls celebrates her win against cancer while Jacobi starts his long journey to recovery

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Juls hugging her father.

    Close to a year ago I wrote my first editorial about a little girl named Julia Stone who had just found out she had stage 4 Ewing Sarcoma. The cancer was found in her liver, bone, both lungs and lymph nodes. Since that first diagnosis and set of scans, Juls has beaten the odds and all her cancer has since been cleared. On July 10 at about 5 p.m., Julia

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  • Fair marks midpoint of vacation for students

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Great weather coincided with last week’s Lincoln County Fair. Sunday’s parade was bearable and the first nights of the fair through Thursday were absent of stifling humidity. The only glitch was an injury to a man by a steer and man was transported by ambulance. Partaking in the events on Thursday, it suddenly occurred to me that the summer event could be construed as the mid-point of the summer vacation

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  • An unusual encounter and an important lesson

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:04 am


    We received an unusual e-mail a few weeks ago at The Lincoln County Journal: “Have a photo of the United States Flag that only a few people have. It is my prosthetic eye.” While not exactly breaking news, I was intrigued. You don’t get an offer like this everyday. So I asked him to send us the photo. It was not clear enough for publication, but it was clear to

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  • Some issues evoke public passion, make people respond

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Normally, I think the public is apathetic about the events in their lives when it comes to government at the local level. There is usually no one who attends the meeting to see what decisions will affect their daily lives and their pocketbooks. Most react only when decisions have a bad effect on daily lives. However, an issue will ignite public reaction from time to time and that was evident

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  • Stop getting your energy through products that just aren’t safe

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Picture this…you’re a mother (or father) of a 16 year old healthy young adult, and you get a phone call one day that says your child has passed away while on a vacation from a heart attack. Let’s go over the fine details here…16 year old, healthy, and heart attack. None of these words should ever be in the same sentence together, but they were. A family in Arizona received

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  • Have a great 4th celebration, enjoy but don’t abuse freedoms

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

    The nation will pause this Friday and have a day off. With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday, we will have a three-day weekend right here near the beginning of summer.  People are planning get-togethers, barbecues and of course, the setting off of fireworks. Many communities including Troy have ordinances banning them from being set off within the city limits but annually, this is not adhered to. My

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