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Letter to the Editor: SHOPKO USING VOO-DOO discounts

By Vinton Today · March 15th, 2019
Dear Editor,It looks like SHOPKO is using Voo-doo discounts in their final days. Please check your final payment when buying at Shopko. I recently tried to purchase some printer cartridges listed on the rack at 41.99. the sign says they are 40% off. The price should be $25.19. Rather than use the posted price, their computer is using suggested retail which adds ten dollars to the final price.

Letter to the Editor: PSA of the day - “Be kind people.”

By Vinton Today · March 15th, 2019
Dear Editor,I called the county engineers office this morning. As soon as the lady on the other end of the phone answered and I started to speak I could tell she was bracing herself. I told her my name, what street we lived on and then said “this is not in any way a complaint call, we live out on these gravel roads and we know there’s nothing you can do about them right now.

I can't believe it's been a year already

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 11th, 2019
I love Facebook memories.Well, sorta-ish.Today a memory popped up from Aunt Kathy's funeral which was a year ago today.I had posted this:'What's on my mind? My heart that is just bursting with pride with the awesome funeral we had today for an amazing little gal that was anything but little in her military career.

Some things don't change from generation to generation, fortunately

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 8th, 2019
We finally celebrated Christmas, yes we did. In March. Hey, I keep saying we need to adopt another holiday that's not so hectic like groundhog day or something. The majority of my kids I get to see most of the time, and I'm grateful for that. While sitting around the table, one of my sons was regaling us with stories from his job.

The Joy of Email

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 6th, 2019
I've always been the one that wanted to sit at the feet of older people and just listen to their stories. Actually, I can remember doing that very thing at a couple's house, when I was a little child. I don't remember their last name or his name, I just remember that her name was Jewel, and I loved that name.

Breaker, breaker, this is Pink Sweater wishing you a fond farewell

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 6th, 2019
I suppose to kids today, a CB radio is as foreign to them as a rotary dial telephone, well almost as foreign as a landline.My first introduction to a CB was back in the '70's.My uncle Harley owned a construction business and had a large truck with his name on the side that read "McNeal Construction".

The Hills are alive, with the sound of Hoof beats

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 28th, 2019
As I prepared to leave for tonight's City Council meeting I heard a bunch of rustling in my evergreen trees lining the front of my lawn just a few feet from my front door. Now living out here alone makes one more aware of their surroundings. I stopped in my tracks before closing the door and watched as half of the trees started to shake and thunder, something I've never seen before.

Almost 15 years ago. our family lost one of the best guys that I knew in the world, my father in law. At the time we were still recovering from a couple of other losses in the same branch of the family tree. We had a discussion that we hadn't had before, or if we did it was quickly shut down.

Letter to the Editor: Speak Up for the Little Ones

By Vinton Today · February 19th, 2019
Dear Editor, For too long I have been silent on the topic of abortion. I consider and pray that our nation would value unborn lives, but I have felt a strong need to speak up and encourage others to also. It's time to speak up for the little ones who have no voice and bring an end to what's referred to as “women's reproductive healthcare,” also called abortion.

Congrats!!! To the City of Vinton and to the efforts by your publication in support of the affirmative vote on the broadband project. The determined effort over the past few years to get to this point is remarkable and shows how you are thinking about the future. I am a native of Keystone and have been away for many years, but come back to Benton County regularly and try to keep up a little with local news.

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