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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…

Dec. 7, 1941, a day that changed our world

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist December 7, 1941.    “A day that will live in infamy”, as President Roosevelt said in his speech before Congress, when announcing the declaration of war, on the 8th of December. The Japanese had hit our fleet at Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack that destroyed almost…

Sharing gifts helps spread Christmas joy

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Lincoln Lovely Ladies reaffirmed their reason for being during last week’s meeting. It was a good crowd who met with a very entertaining hostess and after much food, talk and trying to remember each other’s names, we got down to business. Business was a sheet of…

Time to start adding up your blessings

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The turkey’s all gone. The leftovers packed up and sent home with my grandson who still thinks granny’s cooking is the best. It was a wonderful day spent with family and too many blessings to count. But then I don’t have to have a designated holiday…

Time change makes little difference now

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The fall time change really disturbs some of my friends. Several have asked if I am bothered by the change. Why would I be bothered? What I’m doing can be done either at 11 o’clock or noon or sooner or later. That involves what’s for lunch,…