"Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940. In every occupied town, Nazi soldiers put up posters that demanded citizens surrender their firearms within 24 hours or else be shot. Despite the consequences, many French citizens refused to comply with the order. In ‘GUN CONTROL IN NAZI OCCUPIED FRANCE; TYRANNY AND RESISTANCE’, author Stephen P. Halbrook tells this story of Nazi repression and the brave French citizens who refused to surrender to it.” [Read more...]
Proponents of bringing Wisper Internet to the southern portion of White County are asking for assistance. The rural portion of the county is greatly underserved with internet and cell phone service. With funding being released for rural broadband services, residents of the Herald and surrounding area are banding together to bring high speed internet service into their homes and businesses. George Johnson is spearheading the movement in Herald, saying this is the opportunity to bring 400MBPS internet speed to the area. [Read more...]
** This is an EXACT reprinting of an article published in the Villagers Voice, Norris City, Illinois, on 02 November 2022 by KATHY SANDS **
“A report has surfaced that a resident with long term dementia was recently registered to vote at Wabash Christian Village. The witness stated that two people approached her mother, who she says can’t remember what she had for breakfast. One of the women who approached the resident about voting was reportedly an activities director at the nursing home and the other woman was unknown to the witness.” [Read more...]
Submitted by Rich Gurka
1. July 28, 2021. In explosive comments today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters that President Biden DOES NOT have the authority to cancel student loan debt. “People think that the President of the United States has the power of debt forgiveness. He does not. He can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power.” Pelosi argued that student loan forgiveness can only be accomplished through “an act of Congress.” (source: Forbes magazine ) [Read more...]
Submitted by Seth Whitehead, Executive Director, Illinois Petroleum Resources Board
If you are a “downstate” Illinoisan, you have probably seen a pump jack or two nodding up and down somewhere near where you live and are aware there is significant oil production in the state. But a lot of Southern Illinoisans may not know that almost all the folks that drill and pump those oil wells that dot the countryside live in the same communities where they produce. The complete opposite of “Big Oil,” most Illinois oil producers are your neighbors and fellow small business owners. A vast majority of those local oil producers are also doing good things across Southern Illinois community. Here are just a few examples. [Read more...]
Submitted By Carole Havens
Three Important Questions
1. Regardless of your age, are you prepared to handle a medical crisis or an incapacitating injury that affects you or your loved one, if it happened today?
2. Are you prepared if an unexpected death happened to you or a loved one today?
3. Have you ever been faced with making medical or financial decisions on behalf of a loved one? [Read more...]
By Seth Whitehead, Executive Director, Illinois Petroleum Resources Board
Since passage of the $369 billion climate bill, those who believe we can rely entirely “green” energy have doubled down on claims that these technologies will lower energy costs, make the United States energy independent and eliminate the need for oil altogether. These are the three biggest myths of the “energy transition” narrative. [Read more...]
Jason (J.R.) Hubele was The Villagers' Voice guest columnist for the April Fool's day columns that ran April 1 this year. Jason writes satire, defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. But at the core of satire, it is still commentary on the state of politics, education, culture and current events. Let us know if you enjoy Jason's satirical look at things.
School boards looking to boost attendance at monthly meetings
By J.R. Hubele [Read more...]