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Letters

  • Find a rational solution

    Well, here we go again. The same person that recently cited the President of the United States as the anti-Christ now wants to declare an all-out war against Muslims. Does paranoia have no limits?
    This person stated in a recent letter to the editor on Oct. 23, that “all that is in the news today is about rioting, killing and taking over the countries by Muslims.”
    Quick, check the closets — there may be one in there.

  • Kids, seniors share memories

    It was a dark and windy night, and there were candy wrappers everywhere.
    Yes, it was Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s 15th annual Trick-or-Treating event. But amidst all the Snickers, suckers and Tootsie Rolls, guess what else there was?
    There were 100-year-old residents putting candy in a toddler’s pumpkin bucket.
    There were proud World War II veterans smiling at their great-grandchildren in costumes.
    There were residents in wheelchairs reaching out to touch the hand or face of a precious child.

  • Setting the record straight

    I am writing my first letter to the editor.
    Recently my name was listed in the newspaper by the Grayson County treasurer for being delinquent on 2011 taxes, when in fact they were paid.
    They owed me $38.31 overpay, which they did reimburse. The Grayson treasurer had mailed me a warrant for taxes that had already been paid.
    Just wanted to set the record straight.
    Carlton Vaughan
    Independence

  • Funeral home commended

    My father passed away recently and was returned to his home in the Twin County area for funeral service and final burial.
    The arrangements were handled by Twin County Funerals, directed by Greg and Stephanie Rinehart.
    I am happy to comment that the personal service and commitment of these two made the whole process more bearable.
    The professionalism and sincere touches and attention Greg and Stephanie provided were excellent.

  • Nice to have 'elegant' restaurant

    Thanks to Bogeys in Galax for a superb restaurant and staff providing us an evening of fun to have our Woodlawn High School class of 1960 reunion, and also on a separate visit my personal surprise birthday party with several close friends.
    The staff is very professional and the food is excellent.
    It is good to have an elegant restaurant in town.
    Bill Carico
    Capt. U.S. Airways, Retired
    Woodlawn

  • Nice to have 'elegant' restaurant

    Thanks to Bogeys in Galax for a superb restaurant and staff providing us an evening of fun to have our Woodlawn High School class of 1960 reunion, and also on a separate visit my personal surprise birthday party with several close friends.
    The staff is very professional and the food is excellent.
    It is good to have an elegant restaurant in town.
    Bill Carico
    Capt. U.S. Airways, Retired
    Woodlawn

  • Don't put words in God's mouth

    Did God say that? Over the past several years it has become popular for people to put cute sayings and opinions on a church sign or elsewhere and sign God’s name, suggesting, or pretending, that “God” said it.
    It is usually done in good humor. But I wonder if God thinks it’s funny?
    People should have more reverence and fear than to do this sort of thing. God doesn’t need any help. Just tell the people exactly what “HE” said. If you dare.

  • Health center thanks officials for help

    Fries Community Health Care found itself in a rather complex predicament and turned to our elected representatives for assistance.
    Our representatives are extremely aware of the healthcare concerns and needs of Southwest Virginia.
    Their expertise and diligence was evident in their unwavering support in solving the problems of a small business.
    We do not believe we could have been successful in resolving our issue without their aid.

  • Doctor's care was a blessing

    Many things have changed so much in our world. We have to hear of terrible things in our news every day.
    When hard things come to us, it’s then when we find out how blessed we are to live in such a special place.
    My father had been very sick and passed away on Oct. 16. The care he received by Dr. Len Lastinger and his nurse Stacy was nurturing and with love and respect for his every wish.
    All of the other staff in that office, Donna Galyean, Anna Leonard, Valerie Vaughan, Nancy Ball and Ruthie are all angels.

  • Support homegrown foods

    It took a bunch of fancy-pants outsiders to get some homegrown food into Independence at the farmers’ market, and I say “good for them.”
    I’m old enough to remember what food from my granny’s garden tasted like, and it was way better than Walmart stuff.
    Local food doesn’t travel hundreds of miles and sit on a shelf. It’s fresher and more wholesome.