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Letters

  • LETTER: Reader disagrees about gun control comments

     To the editor: 

    This is in reference to my friend Ken Begley’s column last week (“NRA: Shooting from the hip”). 

    He has let the horror of the slaughter in Connecticut cloud his logic.

  • LETTER: Backpack program a success

    Dear editor,

  • LETTER: Will we choose life?

    Dear editor,
    One vote. That’s what it took to defeat the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline bill. Of course, this controversial issue is not going away.

    Is anyone communicating with facts? Those who support the pipeline continue in mantra-like form to proclaim that the pipeline is good for the economy.

  • Readers write: Vote Coleman for state representative

    Dear editor,
    Since an early age, I have been interested in the political process. I am fascinated by how laws are created or altered to fit the needs and demands of our time. I always knew I wanted to work in state or local government and be part of our domestic system of governance.

  • Readers write: Stand by Kim King for re-election

    Dear editor,
    Recently, our 55th District state representative, Kim King, has been knocked in an ad about how she has voted on the past several bills.

  • Readers write: Sticktight and the hometown crowd

    Dear editor, fans and friends,
    I, along with my band “Sticktight Akins,” kicked off the music entertainment on Friday evening, Oct. 3, at this year’s Sorghum Festival. First of all, the return of the Sorghum Festival was a huge success. Even through weather conditions, there was a huge crowd on both nights. People were flooding the streets. Had it not been for the works of Mother Nature, it would’ve been even bigger. But that is something to look forward to in the years to come. It’ll only get bigger.  

  • Readers write: Acts of kindness

    Dear editor,

  • Readers write: Support for Jacqueline Coleman

    Dear editor,
    I am writing you today to share my story of support and inspiration.

    And, most importantly, to show my support for Jacqueline Coleman for the office of 55th District State Representative.

    I was born and raised here in Washington County. Like many of you from this area, I come from a large Catholic family. I was fortunate enough to have been born into a family of boys. With three brothers, a twin and two older, my life was immediately shaped by their influence as well as the influence of my wonderful parents.

  • Readers write: Support for Rep. Kim King

    Dear editor,
    I am writing in response to the attack ad placed against Kim King in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun on page A18.

    Representative Kim King’s opponent claimed that Rep. King voted “no” on House bills ranging in years from 2012-2014. Her opponent claims our representative, Kim King, is saying “no” to Washington County’s families, farmers and small businesses. This attack ad is misleading and the purpose of this letter is to let the voters know the deception in that ad and to reveal the truth.

  • Domestic violence attention not leading to donations

    Dear editor,
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports.

    As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?