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Re: Last week's letter, "Vouchers are a scam" Robert White and many other voters recently do not seem to have a clue as to what they just voted for. In this letter, he calls on "all true … more
I had to do a double take after reading Robert White's letter in last week's paper. I agree with everything he said except for the last paragraph. I have never before heard anyone attribute school … more
Many taxpayers are still getting used to the tax law changes from 2013. Tax brackets are rising slightly for 2016, indexed up 0.4 percent. Medicare tax has a 0.9 percent kicker on incomes over … more
Now I know the rest of the story. Most of it. Bob Dylan didn't go to Stockholm, Sweden, to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature. Singer-songwriter Patti Smith attended on his behalf, and sang … more
Here we are again at that time of year where most of our shopping is finished and we are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. We exchange and open gifts that have been … more
Having a vision is important for a satisfying and fulfilling life. With a vision you have purpose, energy and something to focus on when you have a down day. You’re moving toward it because you … more
Janice Thompson choked up for a moment. “As many of you know, Fruitdale holds a special place in my heart,” Thompson said, pausing to compose herself while addressing a crowd at the Wheat … more
‘”It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” or so the song goes. Many times it truly is…the lights, the music, the store displays, the feeling in the air, the friends and wonderful family … more
Reading about the potential school closings due to the school tax going down in flames, I was not surprised that the school board voted in November to make teacher pay their top priority. It's not … more
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