Letters to the editor

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Mindless sensationalism

Editor: I swear this newspaper gets dumber every day. This poor guy Henning goes around trying to actually do something about the sex abuse of girls and he is vilified for not doing or saying enough.

To my Furry Friends family

Editor: Thank you to Terry, Liz, Dani, Susan and Angie. Thank you to all the wonderful customers and furry guests of Furry Friends.

Attacking Trump signs

Editor: To paraphrase a letter in Oct. 18 letters, “Do you wonder why there are more Trump signs in Payson than Hillary Clinton signs (other than perhaps there are more Trump supporters: my comment)? Well, for several weeks now the (Trump) signs have been disappearing.

Mayor endorses McCain

Editor: I have always chosen to support candidates, not parties. This year, choosing a candidate to send to represent Arizona in the United States Senate is easy.

What is the cost of being wrong?

Editor: I read the letter to the editor from Bob Hugeri entitled “Editor should be ashamed” and the editor’s reply, and thought about something I learned taking a course on operations research years ago as part of my Ph.D. studies.

Cracking down on hunters

Editor: The comments by Mr. Mel Melvis regarding unprepared hunters elicited a memory. Lately returned from WWII, I was relaxing on a cliff top in the Wasatch Range in Utah enjoying a sandwich and watching a mother doe and two fawns cropping in a meadow about 60 yards below.

Vote against Prop. 205

Editor: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, asserts that one of the roles of government is to “promote the general welfare.”

A kind gesture

Editor: This past Saturday, my wife and I were in the Home Depot parking lot attempting to load a couple of large, heavy items into our vehicle.

Good care from the VA

Editor: I am writing this in defense of VA hospitals in general. The VA hospital in Phoenix is the exception not the rule based on my experience.

Who protects us from legislators?

Editor: As the election approaches, consider your vote very carefully.

Don’t scrap standards

Editor: I read with interest the article, “School candidate wants students better prepared” on Oct. 4, 2016. Shane Keith believes that raising student expectations will help students succeed outside of PUSD.

Is knowledge elitism?

Editor: Instead of  spewing  vitriolic irrationality and name-calling I will submit the words of columnist Michael Gerson from The Arizona Republic, Sept. 30.

Mosquito breeding ground next door

Editor: I live on Oak Street, the property behind me — 817 W. Cherry St. — is overgrown (with) weeds 3 feet tall, (and has a) 1958 trailer condemned by (the) city. No one has lived there (for the) last eight-plus months.

A big thank you

Editor: The 10th annual Pioneer Dinner and Dance held Saturday, Sept. 24 was a great success. Approximately 700 people were in attendance. The auction was great and a big hit again due to the homemade pies, cakes and bread. There were many hugs, lots of laughter and of course great stories.

Pot leads to other drugs

Editor: Recreational pot will bring more problems than it can solve. People who need it to erase pain, should have it free, if they can’t afford it. But for the general public, it’s a disaster waiting to happen, it’s an introductory drug and that is the truth.