• 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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  • Letter to the editor

    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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  • Letter to the editor

    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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  • Letters to the editor

    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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  • Letter to the editor

    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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