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Letters

  • Letter: Help the Rescue Squad

    The Marion County Rescue Squad is asking for the community's assistance in helping raise money for the purchase of a new hydraulic pump and special cutters to be used on motor vehicle accidents involving entrapment. Marion County Rescue is made up of a group of very dedicated volunteers and we must rely on our community for help with funding.

  • Letter: Stand up for our country, vote

    I am worried about the state of our nation. I am fearful for my children's future. Every day "pop culture" mocks our country's history and the values America was founded on. News organizations, "think tanks" and the ivory towers of America's universities are asking, "Is the Constitution still relevant?" Why is this happening? It is a leadership problem.

  • Letter: Today's tragic statistics

    Fourteen years ago last Sunday, a man riding a bicycle across the wind-swept prairie in Cheyenne, Wyo., discovered the tiny, nearly frozen, body of Matthew Shepard beaten to a pulp and crucified on a deer fence... barely clinging to life... the only place on his face not covered in blood washed clean by a tear from his right eye that had run down his cheek. Matthew could have been your son, or your brother, or maybe, your friend...

  • Letter: Tourist commission should apologize

    I'm a little dismayed that it's news that two restaurants have been turned over to the county attorney. I guess the first thing I'm dismayed about is the tourist and convention commission is depending on restaurants collecting and sending taxes to promote their endeavor. Restaurants have the greatest fail rate of any small business in the USA. They already have an 80-hour-a-week job without collecting taxes.
    So you're giving the county attorney $100+ an hour to follow-up.

  • Letter: Loretto Community supports immigration reform

    On behalf of the Loretto Community, I publicly state that Loretto strongly supports the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011 (SB 1258) sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ).

  • Why not postpone deer season?

    With deer season starting soon there are many does with fawns so young and small that they still have soft spots and some are even newborn. Deer season should be postponed or killing these does banned.

    Also, there is no bear season in Marion County, so if a bear is seen, do not kill it. They are harmless anyway.

  • Letter: Why not postpone deer season?

    With deer season starting soon there are many does with fawns so young and small that they still have soft spots and some are even newborn. Deer season should be postponed or killing these does banned.
    Also, there is no bear season in Marion County, so if a bear is seen, do not kill it. They are harmless anyway.
    I will never understand how hunting is a sport when high-powered guns with scopes are used against a defenseless animal. If a person needs the meat, that is different. However, health experts are advising eating little.
    Barbara Warner

  • Letter: Support groups here to help

    Grief is a journey that all go through. It can be debilitating. Grief affects us all in many ways emotionally, physically and spiritually. There are times in life that we can get stuck in grief and are not sure how to get through the heartbreak. Fall will soon be here and holidays are just around the corner, both are difficult when dealing with loss.

  • Letters to the editor, Aug. 8, 2012

    Ban assault weapons

    Days of prayer and reflection are appropriately called for by President Obama after the massacre in Aurora, Colo.

    This was a welcome first step. But it is only the first step.

    Moral, responsible, principled leadership that addresses the ongoing slaughter of people around the United States is long past due. 

  • Letter: Appropriate punishment

    I oppose the death penalty for Aurora shooter James Holmes (and all murderers) -- it's too damn good! But so are prisons' libraries and weight rooms. Make him repay society via:
    1.) Work: sort garbage for recycling, dig ditches for America's infrastructure, pick crops for America's farmers;
    2.) Tests: new drugs, treatments, surgical techniques, food additives (eliminate animal tests, PETA!);
    3.) Donations: blood weekly, spinal fluid and marrow monthly, half his liver annually (it grows back), one kidney/lung/eye, etc.