Education digest — March 15

Students, teachers receive awards Zia and Highland Elementary students and teachers recently received awards for participating in Constitution Week. According to Jessie Strauch, constitution chairman for the El Portal chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. • Fifteen Zia teachers were presented certificates Feb. 29 from the National Society of Daughters […]

Relay for life planned for Thursday

The American Cancer Society will hold its 2012 Relay For Life Kickoff and its Great American Smokeout on Thursday. The kickoff and the Great American Smokeout strive to help smokers quit for life. Thursday’s kickoff event will take place at 6:30 p.m. inside North Plains Mall at the JC Penney store entrance. During the event, […]

Let’s keep Halloween safe for children

The fall season, where I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, brought a lot of superb things from the viewpoint of a child. There was the changing colors of the leaves, which I think I was aware of from a very early age; teachers would often build class projects around this. There was the likelihood of […]

Socialism weakens freedom

Collectivism or socialism, in whatever form, is like a deadly parasite excreting a poison into its host. As long as your society is vibrant and healthy it can support a small amount of this societal poison. The collectivism feeds off of the rest of the society, dragging it down a little, but not enough to […]

Grant McGee: Some select which rules to follow

I know I may be getting older, but rules and society keep changing “Faster than you can say ‘Jack Robinson’” as my grandfather used to say, though he never told me who “Jack Robinson” was. The point is laws and regulations don’t seem to apply to everyone these days, especially when it comes to cars […]

Letters to the editor: Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God

Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God Regarding the July 21 letter from Adam Martinez: Those participating in the gay pride parade were forcing their lifestyle on us. I happened to be on Main Street that day shopping with my daughter and having a great mom/daughter day until … How can we leave them alone? Every time […]

Strong difference exists between mistakes, sins

What is the difference in a mistake and a sin? It seems to me that a mistake is putting the whites in with the dark colors in the wash. A mistake is adding five eggs to the cake batter when the recipe only calls for two. A mistake is forgetting to carry the two in […]

Society can’t be victim of crime

Often when the impact of increasing liberty is being discussed, especially with regard to things some people resist on moral grounds (such as ending the criminalization of prostitution, drug prohibition, regulation of gambling, etc.), someone will claim that victimless crimes actually do have a victim: Society. What is a victim and what is society? A […]

Education digest —

Scholarship program deadline Feb. 25 The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program deadline is Feb. 25. The possible lifetime award is up to $10,000 per student offered in increments of $2,500 per year. Application packets can be obtained by calling 866-500-3272 or 1-800-ACS-2345. To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, the students […]