In this space last May, we mentioned 26 potential candidates for the Republican nominee, one of whom will in all likelihood face Barack Obama in the Presidential election this fall. Of those named, all 26 are still alive and perhaps interested in the nomination, which may not be determined before the party’s Tampa convention in August.READ MORE
The Ebola virus epidemic continues to top the health news in recent weeks. Though I provided some general information on the topic several weeks ago, I felt it was necessary to provide an update due to the many developments in the last couple of months.READ MORE
Each season, with little doubt, always has something special to offer. So does fall: with summer heat behind us, it is a time to enjoy, to make the most of. Though short, days are delightfully crisp, especially when the sun is out, making one want to be outdoorsREAD MORE
There is often a common theme in my articles and that is that age is just a number. I was thinking about the article for this month and, once again, how I was going to convey this message. I was thinking about what the indicators were that triggered someone to think someone is “old.”READ MORE
It’s that spooky time of year; we have ghosts, ghouls and witches galore decorating the Lashley house. The children have agonized over what their get-ups will be this year, as Daddy and I groan inwardly each time the decision changes, which is daily.READ MORE
My high school English teachers would certainly be amazed by my positive (I think?) contributions to this newspaper over the last three years. It has been a great deal of fun, and I must admit I have at times enjoyed those 15 seconds of fame.READ MORE
A very impressive teacher once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This has stuck with me for more than 30 years. From that day forward, I’ve made planning an important part of everything I do. I take it so seriously I plan to be spontaneous.READ MORE
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A few days ago I saw an email from Randy Forbes complaining to his supporters about how the National Democratic Party, special interest groups, and unregulated “527 soft-money groups” are “pulling out all the stops” to defeat Republicans.
I was very disappointed to read the editorial in yesterday’s Village News attacking Congressman Randy Forbes. You can disagree on politics, but you can’t disagree on Forbes’s record, and this is a gross misrepresentation of his work in Congress.
A recent article in the Virginia Pilot and Chester’s Village News has taken Randy Forbes (Republican Congressman 4th District) to task for his refusal to debate Elliott Fausz (Democratic candidate 4th District) in a public forum.
The Chester Lions Club thanks each member of the community who stopped by their tent at the ChesterFest. Two banana boxes full of sunglasses were handed out, as well as readers of varying strengths.