Opinion

Letter: Prohibition Of Marijuana Must End

There are many strong feelings surrounding the topic of legalizing marijuana. As with any controversial topic, people in both camps make valid points, but they also repeat debunked nonsense because they feel it is true. Since feelings aren’t the best basis for making policy decisions, as our government debates decriminalization of the plant, it’s worthwhile…

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The Nashville News Is Seeking An Editor

Dear Readers, There comes a time in a person’s life, or in this case, in the life of a family, where change is required. For myself and my family, that time is now, and it is not without some sadness that I have decided to step down as the editor of The Nashville News and…

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Freedom And Independence

Faith Perspectives – July 11, 2018 By Pastor Matt Craft, Nashville Assembly of God Last Wednesday we celebrated our Independence Day as a nation. A day set aside for us to celebrate our independence from British rule. To celebrate our freedom, our republic, a government by the people and for the people. What is freedom?…

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Those Who Hope In The Lord Will Renew Their Strength

Faith Perspectives – June 27, 2018 By Rev. John Campbell, The United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale This column arises from a meditation on the favorite verse of a lady who recently passed away. The family told me that the final verses of Isaiah 40 were words of inspiration to their mother, in particular: “…those who hope…

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Christ and his Bride

Faith Perspectives – June 20, 2018 By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville Just a little over a week ago, my parents celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary and their current situation caused me to reconsider the marriage relationship and caring for one another in general. My dad has developed a severe case of…

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Father's Day

Faith Perspectives – June 6, 2018 By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul UCC- Nashville This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. Did you know that originally Father’s Day was celebrated on Pentecost? I don’t know why – maybe to remind us of the deep connection each father has to our Heavenly Father, the God Almighty who…

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Letter: Search For Details Of The WCH–SSM Agreement

As much as Nashville and surrounding communities seem to want the Washington County Hospital to not become like many small rural hospital casualties which are facing closure, the hospital’s destiny seems to be in the hands of a small Board of Directors who have decided that public awareness of the board’s decisions is not in…

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Division

Faith Perspectives – June 6, 2018 By Rev. Beverly Kahle, St. Paul UCC, Nashville I don’t know about you, but I am very disturbed with the climate of the country today. Not the weather, but the emotional and relational climate. We hear everyone talking about how divided the country is – they do poll after…

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Fire

Faith Perspectives – May 23, 2018 By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale “Fire” That one word can signal fear or action or even comfort. If one hears “fire” and smells smoke, the thought of destruction quickly comes to mind. Yet when one is at a shooting range, the word signals action. But when…

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Letter: Public Has A Right To Details Of WCH-SSM Deal

A special Washington County Hospital Board meeting was called in July 2017 to discuss development of a long overdue Strategic Plan for the fiscal year 2018 ending April 30, 2018. That plan was never revealed to the public, nor has any related activity been shared with the public in open monthly Board meetings. Since July…

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