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I’d like to thank Michael Rocklin for his well written and commonsensical letter in last week’s opinion. For more than 20 years I’ve held the belief that at least 10 percent of the general public should be armed and yes, that does include school teachers and staff. If you don’t believe that 10 percent of [...]

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Anytime you step into a leadership role, such as coaching, you open yourself up to criticism. Some deserved, but most not. You learn to step back, listen, and change the things you feel warrant change. I have learned a long time ago that you will never make everybody happy, so just get over it and [...]

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For 37 years the Elk River Community Theatre has produced and presented live theatre for our community. Thousands of staff, board members, volunteers and actors have worked tens of thousands of hours to make this possible. Approximately, 100,000 audience members have attended these shows. Throughout its history, ERCT has maintained the highest artistic standards equal [...]

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Youth basketball president responds I would like to respond on behalf of the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association (RAYBA) to last week’s letter, headlined “Shock and dismay in Fairmont.” This behavior does not represent our program. RAYBA does not tolerate this behavior nor does it condone it at any level and RAYBA was not represented [...]

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I have never attended a single hospital board meeting for the same reason that I have never attended a legislative meeting at the State Capitol — I have an official who was elected so I won’t need to. My opinions about the hospital’s 501c3 potential issues are derived from newspaper editorials and articles, letters to [...]

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I read the letter from Carolyn Fowler that was recently published relative to the governance change that is being studied at the New River Medical Center in Monticello. I am a member of the committee that has studied the pros and cons of this action over the past 16 months. I am not a board [...]

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New River Medical Center would like to respond to a letter to the editor written by Carolyn Fowler which was published in the Nov. 5 edition of the Star News. In the letter, Ms. Fowler raised a number of concerns regarding the actions and intentions of New River Medical Center’s Board of Directors and their [...]

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All I can say after reading the letter denigrating older teachers and police officers last week (Held hostage to lobbyists no more, April 9) is that I am grateful the writer never taught my children. His generalizations were almost laughable and the mistakes in logic and grammar in his letter make me question his own [...]

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When I read a letter that contains the statement: “unless you live under a rock, you know,” I can expect that what will follow has very little factual content, and if I disagree, then my opinion is not valid. Michael Svea uses those words as context for his rant against teachers and police officers (Star [...]

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