Category: Times Opinion

Thanks for all your help

To the editor, On behalf of the Aberdeen Food Bank Board, I register our thanks and appreciation to all those in our area who made it possible for us to provide Christmas baskets to needy families during the recent holiday…

Halfway planning equals half a room or less…

Legal Column by Curry Andrews As Medicaid gets increasingly stressed, the accommodations for patients get more and minimal. A few states have authorized facilities to put four patients in a single room only separated by curtains. On top of that,…

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…