To the Editor:I would like to thank Lauren Martin for her good column in Sunday’s paper. The News-Times has had thorough coverage of our city council meetings and the efforts of aldermen Willie McGhee and Tony Henry to help the citizens they represent.I grew up in that section of South Madison...
Category: Letter to the Editor    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
To the Editor:Putting dogs on chains or cables can be very dangerous, especially in the summer. No matter how foolproof a system of restraint by chain or cable, a dog can entangle himself. Once dogs are entangled, they can be strangled or become too hot due to loss of access to water and/or shade.St...
Category: Letter to the Editor    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
To the Editor:I am writing in support of the proposed ordinance to ban chaining dogs in the city of El Dorado.  I am very excited to hear that this ordinance is being proposed, as I know that its passage would dramatically change the lives of many dogs in the city.  I lived in El Dorado fr...
Category: Letter to the Editor    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
To the Editor:I thank the Lord for the people who are helping innocent and defenseless dogs.Confining dogs with chains, leashes, etc., is so CRUEL! It does not work. The only right way that works is a fenced area with adequate space, shade and a house for shelter.We keep our dogs (all three were hom...
Category: Letter to the Editor    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
Life took an abrupt turn for my neighbor that spring day. Their long-laid plans to attend a concert that evening went out the window. Their way of life as happily married couple forever changed with one phone call announcing the arrival of their first child, a boy. They didn’t call the doctor....
Category: Local Columns    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 23, 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1.On...
Category: Editorial    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
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