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July 22, 2019

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Letter: BFR committed to continuous improvements

As we impact youth and families

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Over the last year, we have actively engaged our community through programs and member services. My team and I are committed to continuous improvement in how we impact youth and families.

This year Bluffton Family Recreation is excited to be participating in #Giving Tuesday on November 27th in conjunction with Mercy Health. All donations that Bluffton Family Recreation receives by year end will be doubled up to $5,000 by Mercy Health. We are blessed to have this partnership and need your help in reaching our goal of $5,000 by year end.

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Letter: Issue 1 on Nov. 6 is wrong for crime victims

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Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot does not just reduce sentences for non-violent drug crimes, it also shortens the amount of time spent in prison by 25% for almost all violent crimes.  

Thousands of criminals could be released early for Aggravated Murder (but not “murder,”) Aggravated Rape (but not “rape,”) Human Trafficking, Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, Aggravated Robbery, and every other horrific felony crime you can think of, due to its specific language.

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Letter: Time to remove Jim Jordan

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Some time ago, I was dismayed to learn that Jim Jordan is our congressman. His representation is sadly due to extreme gerrymandering in our county.

Jim Jordan's continued conduct in discrediting and undermining the independence of the Justice Department and the FBI is not only shameful, but frankly un-American. Jordan continues to push a "deep state" conspiracy to further divide this country.

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Letter to viewers: Final thoughts on the Shannon Cemetery plan

I am grateful even though the village has decided upon a different plan that was originally created.

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(Note: click here for this writer's letter of Sept. 17, which provides additional details on this project. And, click here for survey results from the Shannon Cemetery Commission survey of the community)

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Letter: Why I'm supporting Mike Galbraith for U.S. Congress

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Former President Obama said recently that “the biggest threat to Democracy is indifference.” 

According to the web, Indifference is a noun meaning lack of interest, concern or sympathy.  When I wake up in the morning and listen to the news, I find myself shaking my head with a visceral (deep-felt response) when attempting to make sense of our current world. 

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Letter to editor: Writer asks for community discussion on original plan passed on Shannon Cemetery

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Here’s some important background information on the Shannon Cemetery that needs to be considered prior to council making a decision on how to proceed with cemetery plan.

Cause for concern
A small group has brought forth a second-hand “grid,” which supposedly locates many original graves for the purpose of putting back many gravestones throughout the Shannon Cemetery on Jefferson Street.

Our own volunteers have asked this group for a copy of this authentic grid, but have yet to receive it.

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