News for Friday, November 15, 2013


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Tucker uses big third quarter to pull away from Heritage in first round win

Heritage and Tucker were locked in a close battle through two quarters Friday at Adams Stadium. But the third belonged to the Region 6 champions as Tucker turned a seven-point halftime advantage into a 35-14 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 17, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

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JACK SIMPSON: To gamble or not; it's an individual choice

Hey, I’m not preaching here about the evils of gambling. Folks have to make up their own minds about wagering. What I am doing is relating my own experiences. If they offer something of value, so be it.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Fighting the losing battle of fall

I have been fighting a desperate battle the past three weeks. Unfortunately, I am losing — badly. Not to worry. This particular battle is not health-related. God and my doctors seem to have my health problems under control right now. No, I am fighting the battle of the autumn leaves, and I am losing ground every day.

DARRELL HUCKABY: True education is more than just the facts

Common Core Curriculum. It is becoming the most politicized educational issue since the Blue Back Speller.