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Letters to the Editor - 05.06

By The Staff

Editor Carlson needs dog training

To the editor:

I am writing you in regards to your recent columns and editorials pertaining to pit bulls.

You seem to only want to hear one side of the story.

I believe one description you used was “slobbering, blood-eyed monster chained up next door.” I am personally disgusted to read such articles. I am hopeful that this letter will help clarify some things about pit bulls and also help educate others.


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COLUMN: Fertilizing this week? Make sure you use right stuff

By Cheryl Steenerson

Hey, it’s May. Have you seen all the wildflowers popping up all over the place? The blue phlox are my favorite. Everything seems to be coming alive these days and it sure makes me smile. You never know what a rough winter will take out.

These multiple summer droughts and winter ice storms can take their toll on all plants. Plants flowering now are putting everything they’ve got into put on a show for us. The least we can do is help them along with a little food.


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COLUMN: Tweet with us on Twitter

By Shannon Brock

What if my columns were only 140 characters every week?

Some of you would jump for joy, because really, how much damage could I do in 140 characters? Others of you might actually miss the extra words, and some of you might actually like to see an extra 140 characters every other day or so.

To the last group of you: You’re in luck.


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COLUMN: Here’s hoping spring has sprung

By Cheryl Steenerson

It’s almost May. I open the stand in 24 more days. Yikes. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an average temperature of 65 degrees. Thank God. Mother Earth is warming up and here we thought it would never come. We could still have some cool days in May.

I remember my first Mother’s Day here because it snowed. It hasn’t since, so let’s let hope spring eternal. The rule of thumb around here is that you can plant the summer garden after Derby Day. That’s this weekend.


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COLUMN: Swatting away weak arguments on pit bulls

By BEN CARLSON

I hope each week that editorials and columns I write will draw opposing opinions, especially those that are reasonable and well thought out.

So when gardening columnist and apparent pit bull apologist Cheryl Steenerson called and said she was going to set me straight after last week’s editorial about pits, I welcomed her letter with glee. (See her letter on this page).


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Letters to the Editor - 04.29

By The Staff

Don’t jump on pit bull ‘ban’ wagon

To the editor:

I never thought I’d hear of our editor wanting to take away our rights, but there it was in print in last week’s paper.

He admitted to me on the phone that he has had a personal incident with a pit bull and said he has shot one and would do it again if it threatened his family.

Well, we all would Ben, but we wouldn’t ban an entire breed from the county.


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COLUMN: Pass the Kleenex, the children are singing again

By Shannon Brock

You might consider me a bit of pansy or, at the very least, overly emotional because I usually get sappy and teary-eyed when I hear children sing.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t start bawling when a random child bursts into a mediocre version of “I’m a Little Teapot” on television, but my eyes get a little misty when children put forth an effort and believe in themselves and what they’re singing.


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City, county lawmakers need to take stand now against pit bulls

EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

By The Staff

What’s it going to take for city and county lawmakers to wake up and smell the pit bull doo-doo?

For the third time in as many weeks those sworn to protect and serve had to kill dogs in the line of duty, the third coming last Thursday when a pair of pits reportedly terrorized the community around David Drive.

Unlike the first two instances, these pits launched their attack on two other dogs, killing a black lab and mauling another.


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Letters to the Editor - 4.22

By The Staff

Drunk in church, not booze, is disrespectful

To the editor:

I choose not to drink alcohol. I have not had a drop in almost 15 years.

The decision to not drink alcohol is a personal decision, just like the decision to consume alcohol is also a personal decision.

I am not anti-alcohol. I keep alcohol in my home so if guests decide to drink a beer they can; it’s their choice.


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COLUMN: Longer days means early harvest close at hand

By Cheryl Steenerson

Sunshine! I am so glad to see the sun and feel its warmth.

Did it seem like a long winter to you? We now have over 13 hours of daylight and the spring vegetables are getting bigger by the day. As the weather improves, we won’t be the only ones getting out and about more.

Start keeping a close eye on your crops for insect damage. Aphids, cabbage worms, slugs, snails and mites will start to look for food and your harvest is in their sights. A strong blast of water will usually knock them off. You can also use insecticidal soap spray to keep them from coming back.


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