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Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor:
    I totally believe that Marshall Finley is correct about the delay of mail by doing what the postal system is proposing.
    You will be receiving last week's newspapers this week. You will be receiving your utility bills and other notices after the due date, costing you late payment fees. Your Christmas cards will become Valentine's Day cards.
    Being a patron of the Hagarstown Post Office, I have received notice that they will be closing that post office and our ZIP code.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor
    The state of Illinois has difficult decisions to make with the tax dollars you pay. The General Assembly faces a substantial budget deficit of its own making. State legislators and the governor have already increased the personal and corporate income tax rates to try and bring the state’s debt under control. This income tax increase will not be enough to balance the state budget. And taking the rates up even higher is not politically possible.

  • Letter to the editor

    Editor:
    The United States Postal Service is conducting an Area Mail Processing (AMP) study for the Effingham Post Office.
    The employees at the Effingham Post Office have been told that an AMP would involve sending all letters, flats and newspapers from the 624 area to the St. Louis facility to be processed. That means that your mail to the 618-619, 625-627, 628 and 629 ZIP codes would be dispatched from St. Louis.

  • Visit loved one during nursing home week

    Editor:
    This year’s National Nursing Home Week begins this Sunday – on Mother’s Day.
    Each year, it is a special week for nursing home residents and their families to celebrate nursing facility life with facility staff and volunteers.
    This year’s theme – “Fulfilling the Promise” – provides us all with a terrific reminder of our promise to always care for the seniors in our community.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor:
    To all voters: Vote "no" on April 5, 2011, to increase the sales tax in Fayette County.

    Herbert Wodtke
    Loogootee

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor:
    I am opposed to the proposed 1 percent county school facility occupation tax that will be on the April 5 ballot.
    This is another level of tax revenue for the schools. This tax, if passed, would be forever. The proposal on the ballot makes one believe that the county board requested this tax increase. This proposal was brought before the county board by superintendents from various school districts to be placed on the ballot.

  • Death penalty cases often expensive

    Editor:
    Regarding the efforts of a number of downstate legislators to restore the death penalty in Illinois, a number of  arguments in favor of doing so rest upon the Biblical injunction of an eye-for-an-eye, or its natural extension of a life-for-a-life. Justice is done. Were it so.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor:

  • Letter to the Editor

    Editor:
    In the Jan. 20 issue of The Leader-Union, the front page headline "Carson, Porter kicked off ballot" was very misleading.
    These persons did not have proper petitions, and so were denied a place on the ballot. Anyone that wants to run for public office is first required to file a petition with a required number of signatures. It is up to the one presenting the petition to make sure they have the required number.

  • Snyder was simply the best teacher

    Editor:
    I was sorry to read about the passing of Don Snyder.
    He was simply the finest teacher one could ever have, and certainly the best I ever had. He was always prepared, and expected the same from you. He was caring, patient and kind.
    Most of all, he was devoted to teaching young adults how to think and reason. He knew that anyone who opted to take chemistry and physics at VCHS was willing to not only study and learn, but also would learn to study. He took you seriously, and you certainly took him seriously.