LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote Smith for party chair

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Don Drain

I am a lifelong Democrat, and I know what it takes to lead and run a party whether it's a precinct or a county party.

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Questioning information source

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Naomi Batis

A reply to Diane Hughes' letter in the Feb. 10 edition of the Messenger about Ted Cruz being eligible to run for president.

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Hospital staff showed kindness

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Ruby Partin

My heartfelt thank you goes to each person who touched my life while I was a patient at Wise Health System in Decatur.

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Don’t close the door on Cruz

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Diane Hughes

I wholeheartedly disagree with the letter submitted by Naomi Bates in regard to Ted Cruz's citizenship.

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Council acts in best interest of city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

The council did not vote on the resolution to adopt the tax rollback, not from disrespect for citizens, but because it was not in the best interest of the city, period.

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Wise Democrats = Tracy Smith

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Lena Wells

When I think of the Wise County Democratic Party, the next name that comes to mind that I associate with Democrats of Wise County is Tracy Smith.

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Smith exemplifies party leader

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Charles Fennell

Tracy Smith is a friend of mine, and I am delighted to write this letter recommending her to continue in the role of chairperson of the Wise County Democratic Party.

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Countryside shooting not problem

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The anti-shooting presentation hit all the emotional hot buttons, as in guns and children and safety and AK-47s and alcohol and law enforcement that wouldn't do what he wanted and his tenure as a longtime citizen and impartiality because he is a gun owner, plus his offer to influence any shooting committee.

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Thanks for generosity

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Ashley Pike-Hall

On behalf of the Pike and Gentry families, we would like to thank each and every person who donated, helped and/or supported the benefit for Marianne and Binky.

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Cruz ineligible to run

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Naomi (Parish) Bates

Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president of the United States.

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Offering ideas for gun ordinance

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Gene Paul Bevil

In the interest of continuity on a subject, the discharge of firearms in populated areas, I would like to follow up my recent letter to the editor with this thought of a solution to the perceived problem.

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Parking lot dangerous

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Diane Hughes

No one likes to hear anyone complain, but for all those who shop in Decatur I have this to say: when are those responsible going to do something about the Wal-Mart parking lot?

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Stop the shooting

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Joyce Barker

We live on the west side of U.S. 287 and were the first people to move on our road in 1994.

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Council antics disrespect citizens

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Leeanne Mackowski

Friday evening in Rhome proved to be another performance by the Rhome City Council. The latest scene in the saga was played out to a moderately filled council chamber.

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Gun issue or neighbor dispute?

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Raleigh H. Steed

I read in the Jan. 30 Wise County Messenger where one Kirk Shaw was upset at his neighbor for firing his weapons within the bounds of his own property.

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Gunfire disrupts ‘country’ life

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Gene Paul Bevil

In comment to the Jan. 30 article by Kristen Tribe headlined, "Homeowner seeks to limit gunfire on private property," concerning a complaint by a Mr. Shaw of Springtown.

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Plea for return of stolen cross

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Gail Roberson

I had the opportunity to decorate the public restrooms at Decatur Lowe's Market. I took this task as an opportunity to see what I could gather and create, using a Western theme.

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A call for accountability

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Sam Eason

I have always supported the first amendment. Specifically, the right to free speech should never be infringed, but this letter is biased against voting for the tax rollback.

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Howdy, Wise County

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Gala Woolsey

We here at Viagra Vultures want to inform you what we feel is our pleasure to provide for Wise County.

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Reject the rollback

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

Rhome is having a rollback election. Rhome Forward (RF) made this happen by petition.

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