Category: Times Opinion

Do away with elections?

To the editor, It is becoming more difficult to understand why the Democratic leaders are so bent on removing President Trump from office by any possible way. That is not your job; that is we the voters’ decision when election…

The joy of politics

By Lee Hamilton You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”? That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of a conversation about how confrontational, adversarial, and downright unpleasant politics has become of…

Some lady in the city has Labradoodles!

By Slim Randles “Labradoodles? Some lady in the city has Labradoodles,” Doc said, putting down the paper. “Hope it isn’t catching,” said Dud. We knew without being told what a Labradoodle was, of course. It meant that a good retriever…

Medicaid trips & traps

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Long term care costs are skyrocketing! The Idaho average “out of pocket” base charge for assisted living is $3,475 a month. Nursing home care starts at $7,574 based on Genworth Financial’s 2018 report. And these…

Read Talk Play

By Curry Andrews When I was about five years old, my mother’s health during pregnancy required her to take bed rest for most of the day. She chose to fill that time by reading to her children. Each one of…

Lady golfers offer appreciation

To the editor, The American Falls Ladies Golf Association held its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, July 17. We had a great turnout and the tournament was once again one of the best in Southeast Idaho. This success was…

Please help the children

To the editor, This is not Hitler’s NAZI Germany! But YOU and I are custodians of the children held on our USA land, by OUR BORDER PATROL under DONALD TRUMP’S orders, without soap, shampoo, baths, showers, beds or cots, more…

What condition is your patriotism in?

Concepts by VaLonna Wardell Our nation has recently commemorated Memorial Day to remember and honor our military personnel who died while fighting to protect our country while serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. Coming up on June 14 is…

Triathlon help

To the editor, Aberdeen Middle School thanks the many volunteers that helped with our annual Triathlon and Field Day events that were held Thursday, May 23. These are big events that we couldn’t pull off without the support of our…