Another mass shooting

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To the editor: Another mass shooting, this one in Indianapolis, number eight since March 13, in all 48 people dead, killed by a fellow American with a legally purchased gun. Northwestern University mass killing data base has tracked a dozen mass killings in 2021 that have left 68 people dead and 15 people injured. The…

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Elderly have rights

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To the editor: “Nursing Home Residents Have Rights” – our Elderly should have rights too! Long ago, as part of a Federal Nursing Home Reform Law, enacted in 1987, in the Social Security Act, were silver residents rights, it requires Nursing Homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident and places a strong…

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Support the Legion

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To the editor: I would like to thank Lola Link for her well-written letter several weeks ago concerning our local American Legion. She is correct about the American Legion family needing community support and participation. Those who regularly attend breakfasts and dances weekly are greatly appreciated! Thanks also to the organizations and individuals who give…

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The Legion needs you!

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To the editor: I am a proud American Legion Auxiliary member. Why? Because my husband and three brothers served in WWII and Korea. My husband served in the Philippines, my oldest brother served in the India-China Burma theater, my middle brother served in New Guinea and my youngest brother served in Korea. Plus I had…

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Only part of the story

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To the editor: Last week a writer wrote in and gave us a lesson on what commandment from the Bible we would be concerned with. The problem with that is that it only told part of the story. There are more commandments that we should be concerned with in our daily lives. Please allow me…

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Racetracks need assistance, too

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To the editor: I write to request that Congress create a grant program to support recreation, sports, and amusement venues that provide live entertainment yet were excluded from “Shuttered Venue Operators Grants” program (Section 324 of Public Law No:116-260). It is imperative to the future of racetracks in communities across the country that Congress provide…

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Rec center is needed

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To the editor: Early in January I visited my daughter and her family in Woodbine, Iowa, and had the opportunity to tour their new Community, Recreation, Education, and Wellness (CREW) Center. It is a beautiful facility with so much to offer. The CREW Center is the result of a public-private partnership between the Woodbine Community…

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‘Social Darwinism’ in Texas

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To the editor: In the 2016 Republican primaries candidate Trump often gave his opponents disparaging nicknames, like “lying” Ted for Senator Ted Cruz who would win the Iowa caucus. The Senator’s ill timed trip to Cancun February, 17, has earned him another nickname “flying” Ted which may have a more lasting impact [the fact that…

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The Grammar Gestapo

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To the editor: Hello, my name is Carol Carter Jones. I grew up in Mount Ayr from 1957 to 1965, when I left to go to the University of Missouri for Journalism. My parents were Wayne and Violet Carter. I ended up as a teacher. My teenage grandson calls me the Grammar Gestapo. My husband,…

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Clearing things up

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To the editor: Hi – This is Brenda here at the Family Resource Center. Wanted to clear up a few things in regards to the operation of our childcare center. First, I am saddened to see formal education drop down another year for children. Second, I want to address our waiting list as it seems…

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