Independent Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://independentherald.com/section/OPINION http://independentherald.com/section/OPINION Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:22:49 EST 1800 Turning the pages: Man’s body found in river http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/153015179/Turning-the-pages:-Mans-body-found-in-river While going through some of the old issues of the IH, I came across a 1939 news story that struck a chord in my fading memory. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:30:31 EST Watch out, there are snakes about http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/153013267/Watch-out-there-are-snakes-about It has finally happened, it looks like once and for all Spring has finally sprung. Just in the nick of time, too. Just when we thought it would never get here, just like that crazy groundhog predicted,... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:20:31 EST Letter: EMS on the Hill http://independentherald.com/news/letters/153013175/Letter:-EMS-on-the-Hill Dear Editor:EMS On The Hill Day April 29, Washington, D.C. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:10:32 EST Empowering West Virginians through TANF http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/153013076/Empowering-West-Virginians-through-TANF Across the Mountain State, we have worked hard to increase the availability of programs that provide West Virginians with an equal opportunity to live a great life right here at home, no matter what their circumstances may be. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:05:31 EST It was sad to lose the small schools http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152885180/It-was-sad-to-lose-the-small-schools You should know by now that I enjoy going through the old editions of the paper that are kept in bound volumes according to the year in which they were published. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:35:32 EST Working toward a bright future http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152883765/Working-toward-a-bright-future Today's global economy is dependent on an educated, skilled and versatile workforce. In West Virginia, we are developing a national reputation for our skilled training programs and workers who are committed to getting the job done - and doing... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:45:31 EST Exhausted after the basketball tournament http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152883669/Exhausted-after-the-basketball-tournament I have watched ENTIRELY too much basketball lately. My mind is fried! How do people do this? Sports are EXHAUSTING! Whoever penned the phrase “March Madness” named it perfectly! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:35:31 EST Association works to improve Buffalo Creek http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152883467/Association-works-to-improve-Buffalo-Creek For years there has been a slogan “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.”This slogan evidently has struck a chord with the Buffalo Creek Watershed Association. For the past 10 years the Association... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:10:33 EST Fiscal responsibility is key to improving state http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152755588/Fiscal-responsibility-is-key-to-improving-state More than sixty days ago, the leadership team of the 82nd Legislature gaveled members of the Senate and the House of Delegates for the 2015 legislative session. Last week, legislators made their final votes and adjourned sine die with the... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:00:33 EST Shroomin’ time http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152755574/Shroomin-time Spring time is a bountiful time in the woods, one of the tastier morsels is the morel mushroom. Sometimes called mollymoochers or dry land fish, each spring many “moochers” set forth in search... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:00:31 EST Favorite part of the past is remembering the people http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152755192/Favorite-part-of-the-past-is-remembering-the-people Here's one I was asked to repeat. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 17:20:33 EST It’s time to take a hike http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152632606/Its-time-to-take-a-hike As the days get longer, and daylight savings time has begun, it is time to get out and take a hike. Whether you are a bird watcher, die hard hunter scouting new locations for the coming fall, or just have a touch of cabin fever, get out and enjoy the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:30:33 EST Turning the pages: Watching the Kentucky Side grow http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152631922/Turning-the-pages:-Watching-the-Kentucky-Side-grow Due to a lot of circumstances, like no transportation and no good places to dance, the location of our house and the age of our sister Audra, we often had many of her friends at our house at night. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:20:31 EST Walking was favorite way to travel http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152501061/Walking-was-favorite-way-to-travel Some time ago I stood on my deck and saw Barbara walking our dog Casey on the Palisades Park playground. It was a reminder that I don't walk much anymore. At least not like we used to walk. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:30:32 EST Sportsmen, let your voice be heard http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152499513/Sportsmen-let-your-voice-be-heard Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:33 EST Recent weather dangerous for southern coal fields http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152374400/Recent-weather-dangerous-for-southern-coal-fields Before I get to talking about any legislation or any actions being taken here in Charleston during the 82nd West Virginia Legislature's 2015 I want to take a moment to express my concern for this recent flooding and winter... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:55:32 EST It’s been a rough winter http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152374210/Its-been-a-rough-winter With winter storms barely behind us, the memory of double digit snowfall and subzero temperatures still make us shiver. Just imagine on those coldest of nights, all you had were a fur coat and a bed of... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:30:33 EST Congressman: ‘Serious concerns’ with proposed budget http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152374005/Congressman:-Serious-concerns-with-proposed-budget President Obama's budget submission to Congress in February kicked off the debate on Capitol Hill on funding the federal government for the next fiscal year. Rest assured, I will work for the priorities of the Third Congressional... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:15:31 EST Turning the pages: Looking back at 1944 http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152372076/Turning-the-pages:-Looking-back-at-1944 1944 was the last full year of World War II. Although Every week the Independent Herald had news of our boys fighting all over the world. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:55:31 EST Delegate: Disappointed in GOP education reforms http://independentherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152244754/Delegate:-Disappointed-in-GOP-education-reforms Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:30:32 EST