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Reader disagrees with downtown beautification

Dear Editor, Popular opinion seems to be that the downtown beautification is wonderful. Unfortunately I disagree, at least about the islands. Worse than useless, they are impediments that must be circumvented in order to . . .

Beautification project should not continue

Dear Editor, I must agree with Irma Terpenning (Letter to the Editor in Thursday's edition] regarding the downtown beautification project. What has been done is probably going to remain but I see no need to go further. The . . .

Vote for Issue 3 on ballot

Dear Editor, I am writing in support of the proposed constitutional amendment for economic development, which will appear as Issue 3 on the general election ballot in November. I am proud to work with the Searcy . . .

Come out and celebrate Veterans Day

Dear Editor, On Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., many citizens and veterans will be all around the White County Courthouse as we remember our veterans and celebrate Veterans Day. I do not think many people are aware . . .

Every vote makes a difference

Dear Editor, The intent of this letter is to encourage every registered voter, believer and non-believer alike, to go to the polls and exercise their God-given right on or prior to Nov. 8. It would be wise to . . .

Letter to the Editor: Reader challenges Searcy's Beautification Committee

Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to request that Searcy's Downtown Beautification Committee park their personal vehicles and those of their families and friends all around the court square (and its . . .

Theories about global warming

Dear Editor, I do not believe all I hear about climate change or global warming. All that talk about it being man made is often about "greenhouse gases." What is the biggest greenhouse gas of all? It is water . . .

Program gearing up to help seniors

Dear Editor, I realize that Christmas is just a few weeks away, so I'd like to get started on my mission to get our White County senior citizens adopted for Christmas and have some of their basic needs met. . . .

History cannot be changed

Dear Editor, I wish to respectfully disagree with Steve Watts' statement (Jan. 15) that the observance of Robert E. Lee's birthday should "go away." Contrary to his statement, it is impossible to remember history . . .

Letter to the Editor: Stopping practice creates accidents

Dear Editor, As a Searcy resident, I'm concerned about all the accidents that happen in Searcy because some people don't understand the risks of stopping one lane of traffic on four-lane Race street to let a car . . .

Letter to the Editor: We all need to help keep roads clean

Dear Editor, I am appalled at the litter on our local county and state roadways. Many times, rural trash pickup services do not cover their truck bins as law requires and full trash bags blow out of a bed . . .

Letter to the Editor: State-of-the-art library will be vital to Searcy

Dear Editor, I consider it a privilege to endorse the building of a new library in Searcy. I come from a family of lifelong readers. My parents Roger and Virginia Williams instilled in me the importance of using . . .

Letter to the Editor: Story times at library asset to community

Dear Editor, I'm asking that you please notify Searcy residents about the special election to be held on Tuesday, May 9, for a new library facility. I have two young children, ages 2 and 4. We visit our local . . .

Larry Killough: Library is woefully inadequate

Dear Editor, I think most of the people in Searcy realize that we need a new library. The current library was built in 1966 (over 50 years ago). Searcy has almost tripled in size since that time. The current . . .

Letter to the Editor: Taxed enough already

Dear Editor, Searcy taxpayers are already paying four special taxes, (fire tax, law enforcement tax, 2014 eight-year special improvement tax and street, road and highway tax) and now we are being asked to pay for . . .

Letter to the Editor: Searcy Library would benefit young, old

Dear Editor, Recently at church, Logan Cothern and I talked about the proposed new library for Searcy. He thought voters might be interested in my perspective now that I have written three books. We Americans . . .

Letter to the Editor: Reading is the remedy

Dear Editor, Do we need a new Searcy library? In the last 20 years, the average American attention span has declined from 12 seconds to 8 seconds. Goldfish meanwhile have remained constant at 9 seconds. We do not . . .

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on library tax

Dear Editor, I recommend voting no on the proposed Searcy library property tax increase because: 1: Moving the Searcy library from downtown will be bad for downtown. 2: A recent reassessment of property already . . .

Letter to the Editor: New library will last another 50 years

Dear Editor, As a child, I looked forward to borrowing travel kits from my local library. Filled with books, cassette tapes and worksheets, they helped pass the time during car trips. As a teenager, my classmates . . .

Letter to the Editor: Fiscal Liberalism is alive, well in Searcy

Dear Editor, Fiscal liberalism is alive and well in Searcy. I know that sounds strange, but given the history of sales tax increases in Searcy, and the special election Tuesday for a $13 million bond issue to . . .

Letter to the Editor: Library will make Searcians proud

Dear Editor, I have always been proud to be a Searcian because the citizens of Searcy truly care about their community and work hard to make it better for everyone. Over the years, Searcy has said "yes" to school . . .

Letter to the Editor: Supporting library benefits future generations

Dear Editor, In talking to people about the proposed new library, one of the main criticisms I keep hearing is that the method of paying for it (property tax) is not fair because everyone doesn't have to pay . . .

Restaurants will lose clientele

Dear Editor, Kelly's Restaurant in Bald Knob thought they could increase their customers by saying they were a club and adding liquor. They no longer exist. If El Almacen The Warehouse and the Rock House Grill . . .

Letter to the Editor: Reader questions helpfulness of Chrisp Street work

Dear Editor, I watched the men fixing my street. Newspaper announced Chrisp Street near completion. Yay I thought until Saturday. Rain, Rain coming from all directions. I watched as the water filled my neighbor's . . .

Letter to the Editor: Elected officials need to voice opinion

Dear Editor, The Arkansas ABC is asking for comment from Searcy elected officials. The ABC does so in order to better inform the ABC's decision regarding alcohol permits. Elected officials should be encouraged to . . .

Letter to the Editor: Devout Christian supports liquor permits in Searcy

Dear Editor, I am a devout Christian who supports the recent applications of two Searcy restaurants for permits to sell alcohol by the glass. Opinions expressed recently in this paper and elsewhere have more to . . .

Letter to the Editor: 'Private club' permit should not be granted

Dear Editor, Folks if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and sounds like a duck it is an excellent chance it is a duck. If an establishment is listed in the yellow pages as a restaurant it is a good chance . . .

Searcy should remain dry

Dear Editor, I don't drink by choice. I have been a bartender a long time ago; I worked in a private club and not private. In a private club, you must join, meet whatever the rules are, pay a membership fee and . . .