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Letters

  • Readers take issue with textbook deficit

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  • Drug-testing, ball-field plans too liberal

    Editor:
    I have been told the school board is still going forth with the idea of building a high-end, costly sports center that will only benefit a very small minority of students and a couple of coaches that seek job security for years to come.
    We the taxpayers will be paying through the nose for years to come [through] increasing taxes for the upkeep of such a liberal, off-the-wall idea during a recession, keeping in mind there is not that many jobs here or anywhere else for we the taxpayers!

  • Landfill procedures in place for safety, accuracy

    (Editor’s note: Normally, it is our policy not to publish consumer complaints about private businesses, as these are best solved by direct communication between the two parties. However, we felt this issue would be well-served on this page. We have allowed Republic to respond to Mr. Holcomb’s complaints in this issue. Please see below.)

    Editor:

  • Landfill procedures inconvenient for users

    Editor:
    I would like to voice my complaint with how our local landfill has chosen to operate.
    In the past, you could drive straight in and go down the hill to be weighed. But some time ago, they chose to make you drive the long way around on a road that is badly maintained. There are potholes you park a Volkswagen in.

  • TCMS students raising fire-safety awareness

    Editor:
    We are sixth-grade Esprit students at Trimble County Middle School and we are raising awareness for fire prevention and safety.
    Fire is the most preventable and common disaster in Trimble County. Most people who are injured or killed in fires either don’t have a smoke detector or don’t have working batteries.
    We are sending surveys home with all TCMS students to find out the need for working detectors.

  • Sports engages small percentage of students

    Editor:
    This letter is to comment on the editorial concerning the Trimble County School Board’s interest in building an athletic complex. An earlier editorial indicated that I seemed to be in opposition to the complex. That is not necessarily the case.

  • New fields would boost participation, pride

    Editor:
    I would like to share my thoughts on the proposed sports complex.
    Athletics play an important role in the lives of students. If handled correctly, athletics teach the importance of academics, leadership, discipline, endurance, hard work, social skills, and also help with the obesity problem among our youth.

  • Sports complex project belongs on ‘back burner’

    Editor:
    Today I read that the school board is looking into building a new sports complex. My first thoughts were, “Yes! This is great for our youth, for I, too, did sports in school and began my Golden Gloves training while in my teens there.”
    Well, you guessed it: Then I remembered that our county educational system here in Trimble County is not doing too well with the educating of our youth and the drop-out rate is not so good, as well.

  • Hauler thanks city for Bedford waste contract

    Editor:
    I would like to take just a moment to say a great big “thank you” to the Bedford City Commission for awarding the 2011 city trash collection contract to Elite Waste Services.
    Your confidence in our ability to service the community is appreciated. We will do everything in our power to uphold the high standard of service that we’ve set in the rest of Trimble County.
    We look forward to working with the city of Bedford and all its residents.  

  • Cross-country team thanks 2010 supporters

    Editor: