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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: Protect your pets from the heat

    Dear editor,
    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs also need shade. Rather than providing shade, a doghouse sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade, a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Doghouses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.

  • LETTER: A hat tip to the fire department

    Dear editor,
    This letter is to express our gratitude to the Springfield Fire Department for their good work extinguishing a grass fire at our property on July 4. Our family has recently moved to Springfield from southwestern Pennsylvania. We have found the town to be the friendliest place we have lived after trying out several areas throughout the United States. We are blessed in our new home with excellent neighbors and many new friendships. It’s a great place to raise a family.

  • LETTER: Kudos to the Family Dollar staff

    Dear editor,
    Today (July 17) the Family Dollar store of Springfield closed.  What I want to say about this is that I believe the ladies who worked there deserve a great deal of credit.  They could have hung their heads, knowing that their jobs would end shortly. Instead, they did not do anything to tarnish their employment records, and they delivered excellent service until the very end.  

  • No loyalty with recent hire

    Dear editor,

  • LETTER: Be aware of male breast cancer

    Dear editor:
    My name is Louise Yates, and I lost my husband, Ronnie, in July 2008 to breast cancer. I have continued to spread awareness in his name and attended all the relays. I have recently written a book of my inspirations, as I walked with Ronnie through his journey. The book has beautiful pictures to go with the writings, and I have sold more than 25 copies so far.

  • LETTER: Anniversary appreciation

    Dear Friends in the tri-county area (Washington, Nelson and Marion):

  • LETTER: An opposing view on warming

    Dear Editor,
    I read your article in The Sun last week with interest and would like to offer a rebuttal to David Whitlock’s conclusions.

    You say that as far as global warming is concerned, the “when” has arrived. I’ve been hearing that exact phrase a lot in the last six weeks, after the president made this latest push. How was this determined?

  • LETTER: Good luck, J.T.

    Dear Editor,

  • LETTER: Info on the 106th

    Dear editor:

    My father, Sgt. Carl C. Hensley, was a member of the 106th Coastal Artillery (Battery C), later the 106th Anti-Aircraft Artillery AW SP. A native of Owen County, he joined the unit in March of 1941 and served throughout the war, being in Munich, Germany at the end of the war.