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Letters

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 24, 2014

    Unite to end domestic violence
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports. As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

  • Letter to the editor: Lebanon needs more recreational opportunities

    All you fellow baby boomers will remember that Lebanon provided us with several recreational facilities when we were kids that the children growing up now don’t have.
    These venues included a movie theater, a skating rink, and a bowling alley.
    For many years, the Arista Theater was a fun place to see a movie on weekends. It was located where the new judicial center is now. Also, the drive-in movie theater on the Loretto Road was a gathering place; it is now gone.

  • Letter to the editor: A way to help needy children

    Mom was always concerned about all children's well being. She loved all children, and she couldn't understand why innocent children as young as 1 year old were being abused, molested and even killed by evil and wicked people.
    American children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of abuse and neglect. Every year, more than three million reports of child abuse are made involving more than six million children in the United States.

  • Letter to the editor: Ring the bell

    Ring the bell
    Last week’s school board meeting revealed two very different aspects of the school district. Employees of the central office delivered thorough presentations of the current environment and the prospective school year. All deserve recognition of a job well done and encouragement to keep up the good work.

  • Letter to the editor: High expectations?

    High expectations?
    A few years ago, our school district, not the current administration, decided to move the passing grade from 70 percent to 60 percent for middle and high school students. I believe this is an unsound idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that it clearly sends a message that we will accept less and still portray it as mastery. In a “nutshell” we preach high expectations and then lower them.

  • Letter to the editor: School officials, not public, deserve criticism

    The July 8 meeting of the Marion County school board yielded some interesting observations. Mr. Barney Tharp was approved on the agenda to address the board, but addressed the public instead.

  • Letter: Skateboarding is good for kids

    I enjoyed the great article on skateboarding! I asked the city council for a skateboard park approximately six years ago, when they had money to build something. Their reply was it was too dangerous, so they built a disc golf course. I don't think it's used very much.

  • Letters to the editor - June 11, 2014

    Back door politics led to MCPS mess

  • Letters to the editor - June 4, 2014

    Leaders must lead by example
    Wow, it’s unbelievable the turmoil and chaos that has been endured by the Board of Education employees and staff over the past year under Superintendent Schlosser. My sister, Pam Spalding, has made us proud of her accomplishments over the 18 years she was employed there under numerous superintendents.

  • Letters to the editor - May 28, 2014

    Community must speak out