• Letters to the Editor

    Editor’s Note: A group of Boy Scouts recently wrote letters to the editor during Beth Bruce’s Communications class at Merit Badge University, held recently at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Below are the letters that were submitted.   Dear editor: Boy Scouts …

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    ‘Difference’ matters When asked about the terrorist attack against our embassy in Benghazi, Mrs. Clinton’s reply was, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” In my humble opinion, it makes all the difference in the world. We can illustrate that by applying the same …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Lower taxes instead of raising wages Once again we are hearing about a higher minimum wage. But, basic economics shows that raising the minimum wage is nothing but a feel-good Band-Aid on a festering problem. The strength of any wage is its buying power. In …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Proud to be from Batesville Dear editor: Congratulations to the citizens of Batesville who voted for the improvements to the North Complex. What an awesome weekend for the Kinsler Classic NIT youth tournament (May 2-3). Hundreds of ball players, parents, grandparents, family and friends were …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Surely, she can’t be serious Dear Editor: I read Tina Dupuy’s proposal on ending slavery in the May 6, 2014 edition of the Batesville Guard. It was one of those things that you think to yourself, “Surely, she is not serious.” But she was and …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    People make their own choices Dear editor: I am responding to a letter in last Friday’s May 2, 2014, Daily Guard written by Carolyn R. Jones. Ms. Jones tells us that at one point in her life she abused drugs and alcohol. She has since …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Green energy With all of the talk of climate change, I can certainly understand why people would look for green forms of energy. It just never occurred to me that the green energy they were looking for was Soylent Green. In case you’ve never seen …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Prohibition does not work in America Dear editor: I am a native of Independence County and have spent the past 15 years living in my home community. However, the majority of my professional career has been devoted to the study and treatment of addictive disorders. …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Don’t make it easy for me Dear editor: A very disturbing letter was written by Ken Calaway and featured in last Thursday’s Daily Guard. Have ya read the paper lately, Ken? Add a little easy to get alcohol in the mix and they’ll have to …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Amused by those who pick, choose which parts of Bible to follow Dear editor: I find it amusing all the religious people coming out against the county going wet and yet on the other hand most of these people voted for a president that has …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A very disturbing trend is happening in Independence County. You can’t drive through town without seeing the “Decline to Sign” campaign out in full force across many of our businesses and fine religious institutions. This is of course a reference to the currently circulating petitions …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Sending a message Dear editor: Tonight as I was reading the Batesville Guard I noticed an article that stated that a constitutional amendment was looked at and rejected that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties. Not only …

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