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Smell the roses Trump voters

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To the editor: I have watched with interest, the ads run by the Republican Accountability PAC in which Trump voters in 2016 and 2020 express their concerns about his behavior and, even more important, his electibility. To ensure their creds with Republican voters they say, they love Donald Trump and voted for him in 2016…

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GOLD Center letter to the editor

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To the editor: The GOLD Center board is appreciative of the Record News covering the public meeting on June 12, 2023. At that meeting a lot of information was presented, and we would like to share a few clarifications. With the GOLD Center still in the early stages of development, any information presented were projections…

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Letter to the Editor

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To the editor: The Mount Ayr Library would like to thank the teachers and the students who came to the library this past week. On Tuesday, we hosted fourth graders and on Thursday, first graders. We are very proud of the updates to the children’s area of colorful new furniture, a new rug and a…

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Watch for motorcycles

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To the editor: May is motorcycle awareness month so I thought I’d enlighten you with some shocking statistics from the DOT regarding motorcycle fatalities. Last year alone there were 49 fatalities involving motorcycles, with there being three deaths already this year, in Iowa solely. A majority of the accidents involved were motor vehicles, and the…

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Band concert was great

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To the editor: I almost didn’t go to the Merrill Perry band concert, but I did as I had a great nephew playing in the band. I was not disappointed and Merrill would be so proud of MACHS band! A few years ago, the band was small but has grown by leaps and bounds under…

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Too easy to get guns

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To the editor: These past two weeks have given us tragic examples of what happens when angry disgruntled individuals are given unfettered access to firearms. In Kansas City, an honor student going to pick up his younger brothers was shot by an 84-year-old homeowner when he went to the wrong address. His ex-wife, children and…

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Why all the mass shootings?

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To the editor: As the country struggles to make sense of another mass shooting, this time at a “Sweet Sixteen” party Saturday night that killed four people in Dadeville, Alabama, law enforcement tries to find a motive. Law enforcement has been unable to determine a motive for the Nashville Christian School shooting or the Louisville…

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Say thanks to Kate!

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To the editor: I would like to thank Ringgold County Conservation Board Director Kate Zimmerman for the great job she has done here. Ringgold County was very blessed to get a director with her vision, talent, and work ethic. Good luck in your next position, Kate, I know you will be very successful! Mike Avitt…

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Support Child Abuse Month

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To the editor: Please wear blue on April 7 to show support for Prevent Child Abuse Month. Tara Wurster, BA (Ed) Ringgold County Public Health Family Education Coordinator Mount Ayr Tara Wurster, BA (Ed) Ringgold County Public Health Family Education Coordinator 109 West Madison Mount Ayr

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Mystery donations

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To the editor: How to successfully manage a presidential campaign from your basement. Start with biased media, 51 lying security “experts” and end with stuffed ballot boxes! Works every time it is tried! In four years an 80-year-old woman made 9,000 political donations ($2.00 to $3.00 each). The total was over $330,000. She can prove…

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