VCR tapes given away
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To the editor: The library would like everyone to know that we have been weeding VCR tapes from our system and we are giving them away. If you have a machine that will play these, we will be glad to give them to you. We have a good selection of adult and children’s movies. Just…

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Vote character values
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To the editor: Do you remember these. Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship…We taught these in school but now our government’s administration must have forgotten them. Some say it is just politics. However, the Trump administration seems to use instead name calling…lies…bullying ….collusion with criminals…sexual harassment and the list could go on and on….America…

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Enjoys the newspaper
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To the editor: My name is Jim Sheldon I was born and raised in Des Moines.  I married Carol Shay in January of 1971.  We have lived in the Des Moines area ever since. I just wanted to pass on how much I enjoy your paper.  The articles are a joy to read.  I really…

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Live your best life
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To the editor: Live your best life, that seems to have been the quote of 2019.  What happens when that dream is taken from you?  How do you go on living your best life? Think about that for a minute.  How is it possible to remain in the present mindset?  How do we continue to…

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A unique opportunity
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Dear Family, Friends, and Community Members: Mount Ayr Community High School Speech team has a unique opportunity this spring. We will be hosting the District Individual Speech competition on February 29, 2020. The competition will bring 19 other schools from Southwest Iowa and nearly 300 students to Mount Ayr. We are very excited to host…

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Stereotypes and misinformation
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To the editor: A few days ago I had the misfortune of overhearing two middle aged men using extremely racist comments to describe an African-American professional athlete. This is a mind-set built on inherited stereotypes and misinformation, regardless of the geographical location. Martin Luther King once said, “Ever since the birth of our nation while…

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Pleased young getting involved
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To the editor: Congratulations to our wonderful young community members that are showing such great concern for the loss of businesses which we really need to keep for this to be a viable town. Thanks you and I pray for your success in this current problem and in attracting other needed businesses. Florence Abarr Lawhead…

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Working to protect your vote
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To the citizens of Ringgold County: The 2020 elections are rapidly approaching, and we want Iowans to know that your state and local election officials are working together to protect your vote. Foreign adversaries and bad actors around the world would like to disrupt U.S. elections and sow discord in our country. We are dedicated…

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Trump attacks a child
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To the editor: I am, and hope all of you are, offended by the sight and sound of a 73 year old man attacking a child, 16 year old Greta Thunberg on Twitter. What did she do this time to become the target of Trump’s bullying?  She was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”…

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Let’s re-imagine Mount Ayr
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To the editor: For a young family in Mount Ayr, there are clear perks to living in a small town. Those who chose to put down roots are likely enticed by of the sense of community that existed in their own childhoods. Unfortunately, the changing landscape of rural Iowa, evolving consumer needs, and the decrease…

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