• 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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    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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    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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    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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    Not happy with response Dear Senator Pryor: Thank you for responding to my inquiry on your stance regarding potential legislation imposing more firearms laws and/or restrictions. Sir, I want to share with you my frustration with your response. Your email was completely non-committal, unhelpful, and …

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    Inspired by Sendler Dear editor: Thanks, Andrea. I don’t always read every article in the paper. I scan. I am so thankful I read Andrea Bruner’s article about Irene Sendler. It left me in tears … tears of inspiration. What a powerful life she lived. …

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    Hospice helps with life, not death Dear editor: Funny how a certain word can conjure up a whole host of feelings, and sounds, and smells. For most of my life, the word “hospice” evoked no feelings at all, except maybe a vague sense that it …

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    Unhappy with news coverage Dear editor: I think that having articles and pictures splashed all over the Guard for three days concerning Dr. Gerald Fowler is a disgrace. Sure, readers like sensational stories, but I find this to be very insensitive and degrading to a …

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  • Letters to the editor

    Wake up, America! Dear editor: Newtown, Conn., and our nation are still reeling from the incomprehensible slaughter of 20 defenseless children and six adults. Mourning for these children has blanketed America as well as other countries with disbelief, prayers, tears, teddy bears, candles and funerals. …

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    Loving care Dear editor: I’m not sure that all Batesville is aware of the wonderful, caring people that are working at our nursing homes and our hospitals here. Our daughter, Linda, has been a resident of Wood-Lawn Nursing Home for almost two years. She has …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    No ‘Happy Holiday’ on the calendar Dear editor: We have many holidays during the year, including Christmas Day. How many do we address as “Happy Holiday”? None, right? So why are some nuts trying to change “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”? Our calendar says: New …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear editor: The murder of 20 innocent children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the shedding of innocent blood by other murderers should not be tolerated by any civilized society. History proves men and their governments have a poor …

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