• Letter to the editor

    Volunteer advocates sought for nursing home residents Dear Editor: I recently became involved in the Volunteer Ombudsman Program for the Office of Long Term Care in Arkansas. Getting older and depending on the care of others is inevitable for all of us. Many residents of …

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    Behavior was unbecoming of an elected official Dear Editor: The following letter was filed in our minutes March 2, 2012 at our Planning Commission meeting so that it would be public record.  Honorable Mayor and Batesville City Council Members: The Batesville City Planning Commission, in …

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    Ethics of college students voting in election I learned an interesting fact about the recent sales tax election that I think all the county and city residents need to know.  I had a customer tell me one method the supporters of the tax used was …

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    Dear editor: I would not be surprised if the Batesville Guard received multiple positive letters regarding the Batesville High School production of Godspell, which was performed last week and again this past Monday night. The play, which originated in 1971, has been made into a …

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    Charity begins at home Dear editor: Mr. McGuffey, I’m writing in response to your article on March 7th about the homeless shelter. It was distressing to me to hear a city councilman make a remark that goes so beyond politically incorrect to the core of …

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    Judge says he’s NOT trying to increase property taxes Dear editor: I wish to make clear that I do not want to increase property taxes by over assessing property on already stressed taxpayers. The assessor or one of his equalization board members told the committee …

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    Seeking input about homeless shelter To the editor: During my four terms as a member of the Batesville City Council I have never received as many telephone calls and personal visits concerning one subject as I have recently with the Hellfighters Ministries’ proposal to establish …

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    Fulmer shares thoughts on leaving office  Letter to the Editor: I want to express a heartfelt thanks to the people of Independence County for their confidence in me in allowing me to serve as your County Assessor for the past 12 years. My overall tenure …

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    Bullying never acceptable Dear Editor: “I was just kidding”! How many times have you had someone say something mean, hateful or simply untrue to you, then when you confronted them about their words, they responded with “I was just kidding”? In our society this type …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Another Hellfighter fan Having lived in Batesville for 40 years I have seen many changes take place here. One thing that has not changed is that this is a small town with a largely conservative population of hard working, Christ-following people. That equates to a …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    State wants taxes, too   Dear editor: I recently read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is proposing a 1/2-cent temporary sales tax increase proposal be placed on the November ballot. This tax is to be in place for 10 …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Citizens should ‘pay it forward’ with shelter
    Dear editor:
    I read in the paper the last week or so about a group of Christians trying to better a community area in west Batesville.
    I am a Christian mother of two and wife. I have needed help before in my 48-year life, and sometimes there was none to be found.
    Rather living in a big city or small town, people need good options … not bad politics. I truly see no harm or problem in an organization trying to do just this! This doesn’t have to be called Christian or political: just compassion.

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