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January called cruelist month for a reason

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Mother Nature gave us a slight reprieve from the cold last weekend with some warmer weather along with some foggy mornings and needed rain. January is a bad time of the year for me. Cold rainy weather, short days with not much going on. Many of…

How an angel helped Christmas come early

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  CAROLYN PARKER Guest Columnist Christmas came early for me last month. Where to begin? I guess the beginning the best. On the seventh day of November, I left my home for a doctor’s appointment. When I left, I said goodbye to my dog Buffy, and when I returned a…

Did you resolve to do better this year?

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist This is the first week of the new year. Did you join others with the first day sit down dinner of black-eyed peas and collard greens? The superstitious tradition of the New Year’s foods is supposed to bring prosperity for the coming year. How about resolutions?…

Reader’s Forum — 12-26-12

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Should Christians bear arms even to defend? In the wake of the Newtown massacre, I am reminded that I never understand how so much of this country identifies itself as Christian, yet these same people feel the need to arm themselves to the teeth, so that they might have the…

Reader’s Forum — 12-21-12

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Letter writer right about offensive photos I very much agree with Suzanne Chapman’s Dec. 19 letter in the Lincoln Times-News about the pictures of the killed deer and the very young people pictured with them. I understand hunting for food, but I hardly believe in this modern age that we…

Reader’s Forum — 12-19-12

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Stop publishing photos of dead deer I have been a reader of Times-News for 50 years, even when I accompanied my husband on many of his military tours overseas. After his death, I joined the Foreign Service for another 20 years overseas. I received the Times-News no matter where I…

Reader’s Forum — 12-17-12

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One bad apple doesn’t taint entire DSS agency While I agree with the recent Lincoln Times-News editorial about the impropriety of anyone in a supervisory position having a personal relationship with a subordinate, I am disturbed by your negative overall portrayal of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. One…

Our View: Incident involving DSS raises concerns

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Criminal charges against a former Lincoln County Department of Social Services unit supervisor reported this week should give rise to serious concerns about the county’s preventative and responsive policies, in light of the need to serve the public, ensure that county employees do not encounter a…

Reader’s Forum — 12-12-12

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Thanks for fighting against illegal drugs I am writing to express my thankfulness and gratitude to the Lincoln County’s Sheriff’s Department and the City’s police force (and other law enforcement personnel here or outside our county). These people have diligently and affectively attacked the flagrant drug problems that has existed…

Birthday party made me queen for the day

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I said sometime ago that I would stop having birthdays because the more you add the older you would be. But some people will not let you forget and when it’s your 80th year, it’s time to party. And what a party it was beginning with…