• Letter to the editor

    Taxed enough already Dear editor: We who are property owners in the Batesville and Cedar Ridge school districts have managed to escape the suffocating and murderous hand of increased taxation for the time being. How long will it be until some other well-intentioned but overzealous …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Social Security benefit should not be cut I received a letter from my old friend Sen. Tom Harkin, in this letter he wrote of the urgent need to protect our Social Security, he wrote: On Friday, President Obama’s budget proposal will include cuts to Social …

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  • Superintendent responds to column about millage

    Dear Editor: I read with interest the article written by the Honorable Oscar E. Jones IV, one of the owners of the Batesville Daily Guard, in which he summarized his interview with me. Over the course of well over an hour, he asked me dozens …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Better PR needed To the editor: I don’t like starting my conversation as if I were in a parent conference meeting, telling the parents their child is very cute, has a nice smile, then hitting them on the hand with the bad news! But I …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Please take care of your pets Dear Editor, As an animal lover and a public health advocate, I want to stress the importance of getting your pets vaccinated for rabies. Rabies is a growing problem in Independence and the surrounding counties as well as the …

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  • Letters to the editor

    HB 1929 not good for lakes, reservoirs Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article in Monday’s paper about West Magnet’s Stream Team. Those students are to be highly commended for their work and leadership in stream conservation. We need monitoring of streams like Poke …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    First class act Dear editor: Recently I witnessed one of the best basketball games of the year. The game of course was Cedar Ridge winning the Arkansas State Basketball Tournament. Those players and their coach were outstanding. The team play, the hustle, the perseverance, the …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    ACLU, judges have done too much to the law  Dear editor: Congratulations, Arkansas! Praise God, and thank you to our legislators who, in pursuance of the constitutional right to life, passed a law banning abortions after the baby has a detectable heartbeat. We are now …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Personal choices denied Letter to the Editor: I just finished reading about legislation passed to ban a licensed “scarification” artist from practicing in the state of Arkansas. The bill was introduced by Missy Irvin. Ms. Irvin is a supposedly conservative Republican interested in protecting our …

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  • Letter to the editor

    One man’s trash is another’s treasure Dear editor: Hello. My name is Jeffery Pender. In response to the letter from Mr. McGuffey in Friday’s paper about the online sale sites, I agree that some of the stuff on some of the sites should be thrown …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Department of Health anniversary To the Editor: Feb. 25, 2013 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Over the last 100 years, public health advancements including disease control, immunizations, maternal and child health, sanitation, and safer food and drinking water, have …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Disagrees with writer’s point of view on S.B. 131 Dear editor: I was surprised by Angelia Roberts’ stance that the Freedom of Information Act was in danger because of Senate Bill 131, protecting the availability and possibility of the misuse of a list (to be made available to the newspapers or John Q. …

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