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Voice of the people

May. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Congress listened to lobbyists, not voters, on guns

I want to thank all the politicians who had the courage and foresight to vote against gun background checks.

It's comforting to know that our representatives know how to look out for their political future rather than the good of the people.

Keep up the good work for yourselves and pay no attention to common-sense will of your constituents.

Way to go, NRA, you've done it once again.

Bill Miller

Proctorville, Ohio

Train trip a great experience

We recently returned from a trip sponsored by the Huntington Railroad Historical Society to Washington, DC. (The Cherry Blossom Express). The experience was absolutely fantastic from the organization of the activities, the wonderful meals prepared on the train, the friendliness of the crew and the train ride itself.

The Historical Society has its own train cars that are very comfortable and allow you to travel in style. Also, its volunteers are so knowledgeable they are able to narrate the trip throughout West Virginia. The whole crew love what they are doing, and it makes for a very enjoyable experience.

A big thank you to Chris Lockwood and all of his volunteers!

Colan and Mary Alice Freeman


Hutchinson not endorsing Canterbury

I would like to explain an article which was published in The Herald-Dispatch on May 2 in the Voice of the People section of the newspaper. This article implied that I publicly endorse Tom Canterbury for the mayor of Milton. I do not endorse Tom Canterbury for mayor.

I did write the previously published letter some months ago. There were issues that surfaced the very next day after writing this letter that made me decide that I was making a mistake by helping Tom in his campaign and it was not my desire for this letter to be published after my change of opinion.

The second issue that now brings us to the matter of the article published in the paper is that Tom Canterbury was also asked not to publish any articles that stated or implied that I endorse, represent or campaign for him to be re-elected for mayor. The article somehow did end up being published in the newspaper against my wishes because I do not endorse, I do not represent, and I am not campaigning for Tom Canterbury.

The harmful part about this letter is that there are a lot of fine council people in the city of Milton who did deserve the congratulations for a job well done that was published in the earlier article. I hope that the residents of Milton do not take away from all of the hard work that they have done and hopefully will continue to do.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. I hope that everyone who reads this article gets to the voting booth in the city of Milton on Tuesday, May 7.

Marylou Hutchinson


Mothers encouraged to make their voices heard

How heartbreaking. Right now, we have 45 elected officials who care so little about American safety.

But make no mistake, mothers will not be silenced, nor will we allow these elected officials to continue. The violence in our nation is going to be addressed and there will be no room for cowards.

I encourage every mother to join "Moms Demand Action" and let's get to work!

Diane Pendleton




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