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  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:39 AM
    Dear Editor,
    The events of the past year show that climate change is already impacting the world in devastating ways. California's last forest fire season was the worst on record. Spring flooding in the Midwest destroyed homes and threatened agriculture. This summer, Europe saw record-breaking heat waves, Greenland lost more ice than any other summer in modern history, and Siberian forests suffered massive fires. Finally, due to Dorian, 2019 became the fourth year in a row to see a category 5 hurricane, which is the longest streak on record.
    We need to take action, and one powerful step we can take is already in front of the U.S. House of Representatives - the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bipartisan legislation uses a market-based approach to place a price on polluting our atmosphere. It would reduce carbon emissions without increasing government spending, all while returning monthly dividend checks to all U.S. households and creating jobs. I urge my congressperson, Representative Jim Baird (IN-4), to support this crucial bill, and I encourage all readers to learn more at energyinnovationact.org and urge their elected officials to support the bill as well.
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  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:15 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I read with interest the article in the Sept. 4, 2019 Paper regarding the League of Women Voters stance on the popular vote versus the Electoral College in National Elections. As I understand it, the LWV contends that an election for President should be determined by popular vote through the National Popular Vote Plan. The National Popular Vote Plan is an agreement among the states to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in ALL 50 states and District of Columbia.
    The LWV goes on to state that the current system causes 35 states and VOTERS to be ignored in non-competitive states. In 2008, 98% of all $ was spent in just 15 battleground states. I don’t see how this would differ with the National Popular Vote Plan that they endorse. As a matter of fact, the number of voters in 12 states would total 56.54% of the total vote. If I were a national candidate, I would only have to get those votes to win the presidency. Since Indiana makes up only 2.02% of the National voting public why would I do any campaigning in Indiana.
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  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:09 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Members of our congregation’s leadership team just returned from the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, where they joined more than 650 leaders of orders of Catholic sisters who sent a letter to President Trump imploring him to end all divisive language. 
    Our entire Leadership Team from Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods also felt compelled to expand on this letter.
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:44 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I have opened a can of worms on the last subjects that I have written and I need to clarify as fully as I can because it is confusing, but important. The important thing is what can be done is simple and relates to avoiding artificial folic acid (e.g., enriched cereal, specific vitamins) and opting for methylated vitamins if pregnant, or eating a well-balanced diet otherwise with strict avoidance of folic acid (found in buns, cereal, some breads) by opting for whole food. This should be my last letter on the subject. Some researchers say folic acid should be avoided by everyone, regardless of genes. It is best left to the individual to decide after learning about all risks and facts.
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:44 PM
    Dear Editor,
    Picture this. The lights slowly dim. Until you see nothing but black. Slowly, your eyes start to adjust and you see the soft blue exiting the doorframes seen on either side of the stage and the back center. The blue light, no doubt, coming from behind the stage, where the actors maneuver their way through the small isle that is backstage. Some in their own corners, humming a warm up, others stretching on the floor to ensure their muscles are agile and ready for the performance. A cluster just off from their entrance, ensuring they cannot see the audience (so the audience cannot see them)—whispering to as many fellow castmates as possible to “break a leg!” 
    Still in that dark, eyes completely adjusted so much that you start to think “oh, I guess this is enough light to see,” a strong “Omm” comes from the speakers just above the stage: booming to the audience that this show is about to begin. The circular stained glass illuminated to reveal a white dove in the center wall of the stage, raised as high as possible for audience to have full view. This, giving the stage depth and a recognition to the audience of the magnitude of what they’re about to see. 
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  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:13 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I wanted to add some thoughts to the last letter I wrote, and clarify some things. I painted a rose-colored world that offered a miracle cure that probably came across as a snake oil to someone suffering. It might be a miracle cure for some or even many people, but maybe not. 
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  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I ride my bicycle regularly on? Montgomery County roads and most people are very courteous when approaching and passing. Recently I’ve had a couple of incidents on Ladoga Road and 600 South where drivers come within a car length and honk their horn when nothing is coming in front of us so they can easily pass on the left. If I see oncoming traffic and I know a vehicle is behind me, then I move in front or behind my family member so we are riding single file. I do this because of safety and to be courteous, but I don’t have to do this as each bicycle is supposed to have the same rights of a car, right up to the centerline of the road.
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  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    On July 9th my friend and I were at the Breakfast Co. and an unknown gentleman paid for our meals. I don’t know who this kind person was, but I would like to thank him!
    Betty Bishop
    Crawfordsville
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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Thank you to all who helped make our 2019 Sugar Creek Township Neighborhood Gathering a success. We would like to thank all who donated to this event including Darlington Vet Clinic, Halderman Farm Services, HHSB Bank, Stookey’s Restaurant, Visible Changes Hair Salon, , and Woody Family Farms. We would also like to thank the Darlington Conservation Club for the use of the facility, Sarah Storms for creating the flier, John “Butch” Dale for gathering up and loaning old pictures from the Darlington Library, The Journal Review and The Paper of Montgomery Co for printing the announcement of our event, and the local radio station for promoting it. We appreciate everyone who attended, and anyone who helped in any way. 
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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:31 AM
    Dear Editor,
    We want to thank Terry & Pam for there hospitality and opening their beautiful home for our family. Also want to thank Debbie & jack and Cindy & Beth for making our 60th anniversary party special. It was a beautiful day. Would like to thank the Country Club for the great lunch. Want to thank everyone that sent cards, call or gave a gift, it was greatly appreciated.
    We treasure our family and everyone’s friendship. You are angels who lift us up. 
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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:31 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I would like to give a special "thank you" to those that made the Linden Carnegie Public Library Summer Reading Program a very successful event this year! 
    Thank you to to Tipmont REMC, AppleBees, The Mitchell Agency, McDonalds North, Blankenship Auto Care, Linden Pizza Corner, Kroger Company, Denhart's Feed & Mercantile, Nucor Steel, Dollar General Corporation, HHSB, Penguin Random House, Valero, Hedricks Farms, Kiwanis Club of Crawfordsville and Barry & Jerrie Bruce. 
    With your support we were able to purchase many craft items, prizes and snacks for the participants! I want to thank Jolinda Brunton, Danny Wright and Rich Watkins for the special programs they presented to the children.
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  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:02 AM
    Dear editor,
    Diseases like sickle cell anemia require rare blood traits that demand diversity within our blood supply. Increasing African-American donations is vital because blood types O and B, the blood types of about 70 percent of African-Americans, are also the blood types most in demand.
    African-American blood donors are also more likely to be a match for most people living with sickle cell disease, which makes them the perfect donors to help sickle cell patients in need of routine or emergency blood transfusions. African-American blood donations are crucial to ensure the closest blood matching for successful blood transfusion outcomes.
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  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:34 AM
    Dear Editor,
    The last four decades have brought so many wonderful people into our lives and we cannot adequately express how overwhelming it was to have our retirement recognized by our community Saturday evening, June 29th. To be able to have the opportunity to share such precious memories with the people who have touched our lives throughout the years was far beyond awesome.
    Max, Paul and I want to thank the Waveland Strong people for doing again what makes Waveland Strong, supporting the community and bonding friendships. You are all a blessing to each of us.
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  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:56 PM
    Dear Editor,
    Would any in city/county government & declared candidates, be for decriminalizing any substances, or activities? If so, what specifically? (Decriminalization and legalization differ, with legalization being outside of local power, but decriminalizing being within those powers, where local police are directed to put zero emphasis and zero tax dollars on fighting the activity or substance in question.) 
    Adam Hutchison,
    Crawfordsville
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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:45 AM
    Dear Editor,
    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the companies and their drivers who participated in our seventh Touch A Truck event. It was a wonderful evening full of smiles and wonder!
    Thank you to Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power, The Crawfordsville Street Department, The Crawfordsville Fire Department, Froedge’s Towing, STAR Ambulance, The State Highway Department, Crawfordsville School Cooperation, Walden Recycling, Smith Family Trucking, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Highway Department, Burkhart Funeral Home, Sheepdog Coffee Company, Fat Bottom Donuts and the Kona Ice truck! 
    A special thank you to the drivers, who donated their time, answered a million questions and let the kids honk that horn just one more time. This free event would not be possible without all them. Thank you to all of the families who came out to enjoy the trucks. We are looking forward to next year!
    Janella Nunan and Children’s Department Staff 
    Crawfordsville District Public Library
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