We won’t come back till it’s over ‘Over There’

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Joy Burgess-Carrico

I love putting together the Veterans Day section every year. I start thinking about it months ahead of time. Since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, it seemed obvious to concentrate on WWI for this year's edition.

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Why we honor our veterans

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Gerre Joiner

Recently, my grandchildren were out of school for the day and I wondered why. I had forgotten that it was Columbus Day.

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Fringe benefits: Rediscovering the honor of life on the front row

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Austin Jackson

As the Decatur Police escort lit up its lamps, leading a caravan of family members, Hawkins Funeral home hearses and a pair of scruffy media blokes from Bridgeport to Decatur city limits, Joe Duty, the photographer of note at the Messenger, looked at my grin and nodded.

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Welcoming the end of straight-party ballots

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Richard Greene

After weeks of reading endorsement columns, studying the League of Women Voters guide and doing some independent research on various candidates, I carefully went through the sample ballot again Wednesday morning.

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Bond needs to pass for Rhome’s future

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Sam Eason

Does the city need to expand the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant?

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Accurate information needed on bond

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Patricia Mitchell

With $2,750,000 at stake and early voting beginning on Monday, if Rhome voters are to make an informed decision, they are entitled to correct information; particularly official information posted in the bond update published on the city of Rhome website.

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We serve many roles

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

A week ago a man came into the office, expressing his concern about a human interest feature on the front page of the Messenger. "It's not news," he said repeatedly.

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Can nation endure on present course?

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Eddie Dunlap

A political polarization of the United States has come to fruition as feared by the founders of our nation.

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Remembering Zelda

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Skip Nichols

My heart aches today after reading in Update that my good friend and fellow book lover, Zelda Colburn had died.

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Toxic Politics

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Toxic Politics

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A week washed away

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

In the year of our Lord 2018, a flood of epic proportions cascaded through Decatur High School. As Mother Nature spit in the eye of DISD administration and the campus closure was announced, trouble brewed in households across the district. There was an uprising of younger siblings.

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Different view of the proceedings

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Joe Lambert

Yes, Ms. Scroggins, I watched the Senate Judiciary hearing last week, and after your comments in last week's Messenger, I now wonder if we saw the same program.

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Grateful for caring community

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Ellen Whitley

On behalf of our whole family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank this community for the care, love and support shown to us during the illness and subsequent hospitalizations of my husband.

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Practice, plan to be efficient in emergencies

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Cody Powell

I attended a Chico event called Thunderfest a few weekends ago. This used to be called Meet the Dragons, but with a new athletic director comes a new logo, culture and catchphrase: Bring the Thunder.

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Wise as it was worn

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Joy Carrico

One of my favorite things in old newspapers is the clothing advertisements. I like them because they represent what merchants thought women in Wise County might buy at the time.

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Sick as a hog, but worth every second

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Austin Jackson

For the past week, you could hear a jingle in my pocket. Cough drops and over-the-counter medicine rattled like maracas as I traipsed around Wise County.

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Need for leadership change

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Cary Bohn

I had the privilege of serving on the Decatur City Council for the last six years, it was an honor because our community has given me so much.

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Curating the soundtrack of Wise

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

It's no secret that music takes us to a specific time and place. We use it to soothe ourselves, amp ourselves up, even further a pity party from time to time. A particular beat can make your heart skip, and lyrics tied to certain memories bring on waves of emotions.

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Punctuation, celebrate responsibly

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

My son and I were watching "Avengers: Infinity War" recently when he made an observation about the fate of one of the characters. I'll try not to spoil it, but somebody dies.

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Never forget

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Never forget

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