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Support for Obamacare

July 27, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Dear Ms. Lehman, your initiative to purchase supplemental health insurance to your Medicare is commendable. In your letter, you describe how you applied for Medicaid to make up the 20 percent not covered by Medicare, but were rejected because you earned $10 too much. Obamacare will expand Medicaid to cover people who don’t [&hellip...

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Stop glorifying Billy the Kid

July 22, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Each year Lincoln County stages “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” pageant. Pageant: “An outdoor drama celebrating a historical event” — like the “outlaw” Billy the Kid, murdering jailer James Bell and Deputy Sheriff Bob Olinger...

Dinner for veterans appreciated

July 20, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: On behalf of our veterans and their families, I want to thank Pastor Troy Smothermon of Church on the Move for a wonderful and delicious dinner Saturday, June 30. The entertainment and the Bob Hope impersonator and the all American Band (church...

Alien Chase support appreciated

July 15, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I want to thank the 500 runners and walkers who made this year’s Alien Chase one of the largest and most successful in the 18 years since the inaugural event in 1995. In addition, the sponsorship of Lovelace Regional Hospital was instrumental...

Pearce’s efforts supported

July 12, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I always get a grin reading Ellen Wedum’s perceptions of what really happens in the world. Her recent Little Bear fire letter was no exception. Her expertise on the subject is doubtful beginning with firefighters cutting down “300-foot-tall...

Foreign perspective on Obamacare

July 8, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I find it interesting that boosters of the socialist health tax reference the European health care system as a model worth replication in our country. Would you recommend a restaurant that you never ate a meal in; a hotel where you never spent a...

Pearce wrong about fire efforts

July 4, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: There’s a lot of misinformation being spread about the initial efforts to contain the Little Bear fire. I have pieced this account together mostly from the online log available on the USFS website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln)....

Cemetery concerns

July 3, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: I read, with interest and astonishment, the article in the June 24 edition of the Roswell Daily Record about the city of Roswell’s approval for a veterans cemetery. I agree that all veterans deserve a free and peaceful looking place for their...

Revue support appreciated

July 1, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: On behalf of the cast and crew, I offer our heartfelt gratitude to the community for its extraordinary support of our recent Broadway revue, “On with the Show!”, to benefit The Assurance Home and the music ministry of First United Methodist...

Editor’s Note: The following letters were written by local students for a persuasive writing course in Dexter.

June 30, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

The right to bear arms Dear Editor: Do you think you are safe right now where you are at? Well you are never really safe unless you have a gun or any other type of self defense weapon on you. Gun regulations should be less strict to provide safety at schools...