http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en WHAT WE THINK: A challenge DEAR to our hearts http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-challenge-dear-our-hearts <p> If you happened to see several Cats in hats this week or even just children in large striped top hats, don&rsquo;t be alarmed.</p> <p> Monday marked Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss&rsquo;s, or Theodor Seuss Geisel as he was less commonly known, birthday.</p> <p> To mark the event schools across the country and the county will celebrate all week with green eggs and ham, reading events and, of course, visits from Geisel&rsquo;s most famous character, Cat in the Hat.</p> WHAT WE THINK: A challenge DEAR to our hearts http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-challenge-dear-our-hearts <p> If you happened to see several Cats in hats this week or even just children in large striped top hats, don&rsquo;t be alarmed.</p> <p> Monday marked Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss&rsquo;s, or Theodor Seuss Geisel as he was less commonly known, birthday.</p> <p> To mark the event schools across the country and the county will celebrate all week with green eggs and ham, reading events and, of course, visits from Geisel&rsquo;s most famous character, Cat in the Hat.</p> WE CONGRATULATE: SCFB Women and their commitment to nourishment http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/we-congratulate-scfb-women-and-their-commitment-nourishment <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Each year the Shelby County Farm Bureau&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Committee takes time to raise funds and fill bellies for Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual Food Checkout Week.</p> <p> But this year these fine ladies went above and beyond.</p> <p> The group raised more than $500 to spend on food to fill backpacks for the Shelby County Backpack Project, ensuring that hundreds of children will have food over weekends.</p> <p> While they always find a way to donate food and money, the donation for children is one that we believe cannot be beaten.</p> WE CONGRATULATE: SCFB Women and their commitment to nourishment http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/we-congratulate-scfb-women-and-their-commitment-nourishment <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Each year the Shelby County Farm Bureau&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Committee takes time to raise funds and fill bellies for Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual Food Checkout Week.</p> <p> But this year these fine ladies went above and beyond.</p> <p> The group raised more than $500 to spend on food to fill backpacks for the Shelby County Backpack Project, ensuring that hundreds of children will have food over weekends.</p> <p> While they always find a way to donate food and money, the donation for children is one that we believe cannot be beaten.</p> Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2015 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/letters-editor-march-4-2015 <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Reducing meat, dairy for personal, environmental health<br /> <br /> </strong></span></p> <p> The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences.</p> Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2015 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/letters-editor-march-4-2015 <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Reducing meat, dairy for personal, environmental health<br /> <br /> </strong></span></p> <p> The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences.</p> MY WORD: Unregulated power corrupts http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-word-unregulated-power-corrupts <p> To the disciples and worshipers of The Wall Street Journal as their bible, who glorify big business as the supplier of jobs and prosperity, complaining of any government regulation as evil and unfair oppression, ignoring the obscene salaries of big business executives, even in our hospitals, as well as banking, insurance, oil and auto companies, I commend the writings of Thomas Paine, particularly &ldquo;Common Sense.&rdquo; It ignited our revolution against unrestrained power.</p> MY WORD: Finding support on the war with ISIS http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-word-finding-support-war-isis <p> Peggy Noonan, in her weekly editorial in the Feb. 7 edition of The Wall Street Journal, said there are two schools of thought on what has caused the dramatic growth of the terrorist group ISIS.</p> <p> Half of Washington says, &ldquo;George W. Bush broke Iraq and ISIS was born.&rdquo; The other half says, &ldquo;When Obama withdrew from Iraq, ISIS was born.&rdquo;</p> <p> Does it really matter? The fact is this murderous bunch believe in causes we don&rsquo;t understand and their ranks are growing.</p>