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Letters to the Editor

November’s National Hospice Month

To the editor: The concept of hospice started in Europe in the 11th century. Hospices were originally a place of hospitality for the sick, wounded or dying and even travelers or pilgrims on a journey. It wasn’t until 1967, when Dr. Cicely Saunders established the first hospice in the United ...

Take steps to stop bullying

To the editor: If you are aware of someone who has been bullied which caused that person physical or emotional distress, you have an obligation to speak up. This includes your knowledge of students or adults, especially those in leadership positions, who were aware of the bullying and did not ...

Wreaths coming to Paris Cemetery

To the editor: Noon on Dec. 14 will mark the first year of Paris Cemetery’s participation in the Wreaths Across America’s annual campaign as they join in remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve and teaching the values of freedom. The original laying of the wreaths began by an ...

Thanks to all who served

To the editor: Thank you to Toronto American Legion St. Mihiel Post 86 for an incredible experience. On Nov. 9, I had the honor of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Toronto’s first-in-the-nation World War I monument with many local veterans, including Jefferson County Sheriff Fred ...

Name-calling solves nothing

To the editor: In the Nov. 10 edition, one letter writer described progressives as deceitful, crazy, dreadful, ignorant, deviant, demented and stupid. He goes on to say they “wake up angry.” (“Thoughts about progressive thoughts.”) Maybe the writer should wake up to his own anger. ...

Socialism brings stagnation

To the editor: What will happen if socialism ultimately prevails here in the United States? Some say we’re there already. But not quite. For all those who’ve swallowed the promises of peace and prosperity, qualities supposedly inherent in socialism, a brief glance at history is in ...

U.S. now a rudderless ship

To the editor: There is a rudderless ship in the world today, and it’s called the United States of America. President Trump’s eccentric behavior cannot continue to be shielded as that’s Trump being Trump. He has vowed on several occasions to take the oil in the Middle East. Coming ...

Williams donations appreciated

To the editor: On behalf of the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship fund, I would like to thank everyone who sent donations in memory of Nick Dragisich Jr. Your donations and support for the family were very much appreciated. Willlam Curenton Chairman

Ferguson is asset to community

To the editor: I want to endorse Ron Ferguson for state representative. Ferguson is an asset to our community. From his days as a television reporter to his involvement in local politics, from his work with Americans for Prosperity as a community grassroots leader and trainer to his ...

Hoagland not representing us

To the editor: Do you find yourself complaining about “the way things are?” Are you feeling noble and have a strong desire to make our community better? I implore you to become involved in a political campaign in 2020. Perhaps consider running for office. State Sen. Frank Hoagland’s ...