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opinion

  • August 23rd 1:49am
    Uncle Sam Could Do Better

    The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.

  • August 23rd 1:45am
    A General’s Farewell

    WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.

  • August 23rd 1:42am
    The 10 Cannots

    Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.

Francis L. Horning

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Francis Lewis Horning, retired, 65, of Grottoes, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
 
Francis was born in Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 2, 1947, a son of the late Chester and Alice (Lewis) Horning.
 
Francis is survived by two daughters, Amy Smitherman and husband, Bill, of Grottoes, and Lisa Loudon and husband, Ed, of New York; three brothers, Richard Horning and wife, Carol, of Burbank, Calif., Robert Horning and companion, Mary, of Watertown, N.Y., and Johan Horning of the Netherlands. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Zac and Grayci Smitherman, and Sarah and Joshua Loudon.
 
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Mike, and Bill Horning.
 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
 
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.

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