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Still trying to find the Spirit of Christmas

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By John and Kandra Morris

I applied for the Spirit of Christmas and was accepted to receive a voucher to shop at Wal-Mart.

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It’s Christmas! What’s better than that?

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013
By Charles Randolph

I love Christmas. It's truly one time of the year that as general practice people open their hearts, their pocketbooks and whatever they have to help fellow worldly travelers on this small insignificant rock sailing through the sea of infinite stars.

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Hoping for justice for drunk driver

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013
By Linda Goodwin

I was just reading the story in this week's paper about the young man who ran over and killed four people.

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‘Messiah’ a wonderful Christmas experience

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Barbara Swan

The citizens of Wise County were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience Dec. 15. In the beautifully decorated sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, the Denton Bach Players and the Wise County Chorale performed "The Messiah, Part 1" and instrumental music for the Christmas season.

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Ag facility would be $ well-spent

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Ricky Stutt

A recent article in the Messenger stated that the Decatur High School Ag program was in need of more room to house more animal projects, at the cost of more than $700,000.

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U.S. looking like Germany in its last days

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Ted H. Shaw

I have, with great interest, studied closely some books by German authors that in detail stated the facts and explained the conditions in Germany post-World War I, the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi party (National Socialism) and the end of World War II, which led to Hitler taking his own life as a coward in an underground bunker.

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How do you judge a town?

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Bobby Coggin

I am a lifetime resident of Bowie for 50-plus years. Was I a good citizen? Not so much. Have I changed? Yes.

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Christmas decoration is meaningful

Published Saturday, November 23, 2013
By Anne Sollee

To the company located at the corner of U.S. 287 South and Farm Road 2264 that hangs the Christmas star each year:

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Experience Works Inc. helps seniors

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Amanda White

With the fast-approaching holidays, our thoughts turn to our children and grandchildren, and rightly so, but seniors need to be remembered, too.

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Need to enforce the speed limit

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Debbie Newkirk

I recently moved to Decatur, and I'm wondering why Decatur and Wise County can't get a handle on the dangerous speeding traffic on U.S. 287?

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Why do we need politicians?

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013
By Rusty White

Two-hundred-plus years ago we sent our brightest and most educated to represent us, due to a lack of education, no communications and the distance and time.

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County crew goes above and beyond

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013
By Alvord Cemetery Association Inc.

Just a note to recognize the excellent work of Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin Burns, Department of Public Works Director Tom Goode and their workers.

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Thank you from family of county judge

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013
By The family of Billy McElhaney

On Oct. 14, 2013, Our Heavenly Father called Billy Mike McElhaney to serve in His kingdom.

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Veterans: A gesture of gratitude

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Angelou del Angel

I must confess that though I served, I was never in combat. I was Navy, and my second duty station, the USS Lassen, was under construction in Pascagoula, Miss., in the very same shipyard that built the USS Cole.

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Komen walker thanks community

Published Saturday, November 9, 2013
By Ann Jolley and family

What a wonderful community we live in here in Decatur and Wise County.

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Three burned dollars a priceless gift

Published Saturday, November 9, 2013
By Michelle Pittman

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 2, my fire department pager went off for a structure fire in our area. I headed to the station to meet up with two other firefighters, and we proceeded to the fire.

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Happy birthday to a great DHS teacher

Published Saturday, November 2, 2013
By Ann Dawson Kaker Boerne

In the world of fast times, where sometimes we don't even know our neighbors, it is wonderful to stop and remember those who influenced our younger lives.

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Support retirees: safeguard Social Security and Medicare

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Carole Alvey

Everyone should urge Congress to safeguard Social Security and Medicare during the present negotiations on the 2014 federal budget, and Congress should pass the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2013.

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Domestic violence is everyone’s problem

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Pat Slayton

Recent publicity surrounding celebrities involved in domestic violence incidents has brought the issue into the public consciousness.

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Farewell to an American hero

Published Saturday, October 26, 2013
By Manshadow Waylett

It is with regret and great sadness that I am away in Montana and will miss the final tribute to my dear friend and fellow veteran, Capt. Donald H. Brown, U.S. Army, Infantry.

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