Letters to the Editor
Cemetery is a disgrace
Dear Editor, Attention, all persons who have loved ones buried at Blackjack Cemetery, are you aware it hasn‚t been mowed for at least six weeks? Grass so high you can‚t see some of the headstones! It‚s a disgrace to our loved ones who are there.
Why are you (board members) not taking care of our cemetery? We give you money to maintain it and you board members are not doing your job! If you can‚t do the job, step off board and put someone on it that will. I could name names but you know who you are.
I‚m very upset with the looks of the cemetery-it‚s a disgrace!
BRENDA JENKINS JOHNSON, GANS
Our country‚s current frightening position
Dear Editor, As a citizen of the U.S., something has happened that I never thought possible. I‚m embarrassed to be an American represented by “our” politicians. If I can find the facts about the Donbas, and realize there is truth in what Putin is saying, why can‚t they?
I am not a Putin fan, my background is totally patriotic but not blindly so. I believe in the ideals and dignity of the U.S. I believe in country over self, our leaders have proven they do not have the same values. Self over country seems the norm for them and this has lead the U.S. away from being admired and respected. They set policies for places we have no right to interfere with and expect them to toe the line, meanwhile doing as they please to exploit and bend others to their will.
Under our self-serving politicians the country has become greedy and self-serving. Look at the U.S. anywhere overseas and you‚ll find their words and actions do not match up. Do not take their word for anything, or my word, what I‚m asking is for everyone to do a small amount of research as I have and see the reality of our country‚s current frightening position.
If they get the war they seem determined to involve us in, it will be us to suffer as they and their war machine get even more wealthy. Most of all I wish for one politician that is really for the people, someone honest I can support without feelings of shame or embarrassment.
GAYLE MCNEELY, SALLISAW