Opinion Archived

The Dating GameNCHS Superintendent’s Notes – OCt. 19, 2016

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org The world nearly came to an end a few weeks ago. Devastating news swept the airwaves. “Brangelina” had come to an end. That’s right. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are splitsville. Who could have seen that coming? Jennifer Aniston perhaps. America’s couple has decoupled and a nation

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Ask A Pastor – Octobert 12, 2016

By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh, The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) Recently someone was lamenting the rise of Islam around the world and especially here on the home front. The question was then about where was the Church, and why wasn’t the Body of Christ making a louder voice against such things as Sharia law

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Unforeseen Circumstances…

Dear Readers: It is a beautiful time of year, and I returned to The Nashville News office this Monday following a beautiful fall weekend. Along with the slight chill to the air, the vibrant foliage and the smell of burning leaves, I enjoy this time of year for another reason too. From when school returns

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Letter: Water Leak Experience You Need To Be Aware Of

A little over a week ago, I received a call from city hall to inform me that my water usage had increased over 600%, from less than 2,000 gallons per month to over 12,000 gallons. I immediately checked for leaks and could not find any except for what I thought was a small trickle in

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OctoberNCHS Superintendent’s Notes – Oct. 5, 2016

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org It is hard to believe that October is now upon us. Didn’t we just start back to school….like yesterday? I enjoy October because it has that feel of fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, here in Southern Illinois, it seems like we go from

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Letter: Flag Deserves Better Than Being A Sweat Rag

Flag Deserves Better Than Being A Sweat Rag Dear Editor: The recently completed Fall festival was, despite the unusual heat, a tremendously organized event, with applause needing to go to Chamber of Commerce director Doris Povolish for her hours upon hours of hard work and attention to detail. Had the heat not been an issue,

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Ask A Pastor – September 28, 2016

Ask A Pastor By Reverend John Campbell, Pastor, United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale Today we are experiencing a time when sides are taken and rational discussion is abandoned. People are ready to shout rather than sit and talk about issues. With this in mind we come to this month’s question: “What does it mean when Paul

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Ask A Pastor – Sept. 21, 2016

Ask A Pastor By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh, The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) Did the apostle Paul actually exhort Christians to live at peace with everyone? Not exactly. Here is what the apostle actually wrote: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:18 NIV).

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Letter: Silly Ads From Congressional Candidate

Silly Ads From Congressional Candidate Dear Editor: ‘Tis the season for political ads which we eagerly anticipate (not!). Some are informative, some are just plain silly. Top contender for silly must be a current TV ad for C.J. Baricevic, Democrat candidate for U.S. Congress from our district. He definitely is appealing to the politically ignorant

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Editor’s Column: Much More Sinister Than The IRS

Dear Readers: I’m tired and annoyed, and now I’m at the Police Department. It’s Wednesday morning, and instead of delivering the September 14 edition of The Nashville News, I’m at the Nashville Police Department wondering what can be done…about the IRS. It’s not really the IRS of course. I, like many of those who live

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