• Letter to the Editor

    Christmas memories To the Editor: I was looking forward to the Christmas Memories section and especially hoped Ms. Zelda Price would have again submitted one. I’ve enjoyed hers in years past. Sure enough, I was not disappointed. There was even a cute picture of her at …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Powhatan’s swinging bridge To the Editor: (Regarding Craig Ogilvie’s column last Monday) I also remember crossing on the Powhatan bridge and going to the bottoms to pick cotton. We went several years but one year we went to George Crigler’s brother’s farm at Black Oak. We stayed …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    City lights ‘amazing’ To the editor: Thank you to the City of Batesville and all who participated in the lights at Riverside Park and Downtown. You continue to do an amazing job for all to enjoy. The horse and carriage rides are a great addition …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Sharp Co. does not need to go into hospital business To the Editor: Dear citizens of Sharp County: Do you ever get the feeling that the county is run by a few influential people that impose their will on the majority through various and devious means? After much thought, this appears to be what …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Glad for those voting ‘no’ Dear editor: Attention voters of Independence County: First, I would like to thank all the voters who turned out to vote on this quarter-cent tax, for and against. I know if you don’t turn up and vote, you can’t voice your opinion. There could …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Afraid of jobs? Dear editor: Independence County should continue the 0.25% sales tax. This small amount — a quarter of 1% — empowers our community to compete for new jobs. Companies looking to expand care about incentives: money from state and local governments. Other cities and counties …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Poultry industry will boost county, not hinder lifestyle Dear editor: I have lived in Independence County my entire life, most of it outside the city limits of Batesville. I have always been involved in rural farm life. I love being in the country and the opportunities that it brings. I was raised …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Tax sense needed in Sharp Co. Dear editor, In regards to the proposals presented to the quorum court regarding hospital facilities to be located in Sharp County, this appears to be a no-brainer. WRMC in Batesville has proposed to provide a 9-bed facility for free. They are one of the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Reader:  Say no to ‘Jobs for Independence County’ tax Dear editor: How about the truth? They got flyers and signs all over the city that read More Jobs for Independence County. Why didn’t they put More Taxes for Independence County on their signs? Why a special election? You know. They want to …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    No zoning for poultry houses Dear editor: We the residents, listed below, of Sulphur Rock, Newark and other local communities would like to make the citizens of Independence County aware of what may happen to you. The poultry industry is looking for individuals to purchase large plots of land …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Since tax: 1,200 jobs created, 3,440 lost Dear Editor: In reference to the article concerning the upcoming tax election, I want to make a few observations. First, it is commendable that over 1,200 new jobs have been added as a result of the ¼-cent economic development tax sales tax. However, when …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Flag deserves respect Dear Editor: On Veterans Day we heard people all across America thanking veterans for their military service. We veterans really appreciate being thanked for our service. You may wonder why a person would sign up for military service where they might be killed or …

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