Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters, July 22, 2015

Gesture of help much appreciated A few weeks ago we were heading to a rodeo in McPher­son when we started having truck problems. We pulled into the Ampride gas station in Marion. We realized we blew the motor in our truck. Having a horse in our horsetrailer and stranded, we were not sure what we were going to do. After […]

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Letters, July 15, 2015

Next blood drive set for Aug. 21 Thank-you to all who came to donate blood June 25 at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. It was a very busy time of year, so our count was lower than usual. Thank-you, also, to all the volunteers who helped in any way. The next drive in Hills­boro will be Friday, Aug. 21., […]

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Letters, July 8, 2015

Court decision is religious tyranny The recent Supreme Court decision means gay rights now trump religious liberty. The Supreme Court’s decision is nothing more than religious tyranny. We have witnessed the erosion of religious freedom over the last few decades. George Washington in his “farewell address” warned to remove religious principles would be to lose national morality. A quote from […]

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Letters, June 24, 2015

Crawford addresses staff hiring • FROM THE EDITOR: In response to John Seibel’s letter to the editor in last week’s edition, Randy Crawford, Marion County Road and Bridge superintendent, reviewed the process that led to the hiring of Larry Cushenberry as the department’s assistant supervisor. Crawford said four people responded to the public advertisement for the position. One of the […]

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Letters, June 17, 2015

Was job awarded on performance? A recent job opening for Marion County assistant to Road and Bridge Supervisor Randy Crawford had three applicants. The job was awarded to Larry Cushen­berry. Was Mr. Cushenberry selected for this position based on his excellent work performance or as a reward for being Lori Crawford-Lalouette’s election treasurer and the lead person for her campaign […]

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Letters, June 10, 2015

Gesture generous, but misdirected Thank-you to the anonymous Guardian of the Rib­bon who gave my daughter a teddy bear at the Hills­boro Et Cetera shop and offered words of support and encouragement Saturday, June 6. It was a heartfelt and generous gesture. Awkwardly, however, the gesture was misdirected. Although I am a woman with no hair who sometimes wears a […]

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Letters, May 6, 2015

Thanks for April blood donations It is great to think of all the lives that will be touched by the blood donations given at the Red Cross blood drive in Hillsboro April 30 at Trinity Church. We had 51 people who came in to donate. Blood shortages are increasingly common as many who were once regular blood donors are now […]

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Letters, April 29, 2015

Appreciation for great volunteers I want to openly express my appreciation for the many volunteers who participated in tree-planting and cleanup events at Marion Reservoir this past weekend. I was truly amazed, grateful and proud. I was amazed at the achievement of the 27 Pea­body-Burns High School students and faculty who hand-dug and planted more than 750 trees! Above that, […]

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Letters, March 25, 2015

Worldview not the same as truth As we face issues of the church and society, we respond based on our worldview. America’s worldview seems to be changing and we are taught tolerance and adaptation. In some issues change is good; however, there needs to be a basis for change and tolerance or the rules of life become uncertain and there […]

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Letters, March 18, 2015

‘Parable’ not an equal comparison “The parable of Pete” by Bob Woelk (March 11) is a skillfully written editorial. However, comparing left-handed people to homosexuals is not comparing apples to apples. God has spoken concerning homosexuality and declared it morally wrong, which He did not do about being left-handed: • “You shall not lie with a male as with a […]

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