The Richfield Reaper: Letters To The Editor

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Reforming the act
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 3:10 pm

The state of Utah is blessed with many extraordinary natural resources. Perhaps none is more central to the Utahn way of life than our land.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Double-dipping
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Arrogant legislator. I submitted a letter to Richard Cunningham, a representative for Salt Lake County, asking why in God’s name does he believe government employees should be allowed to double dip on retirement.

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Guiding metaphors
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 3:51 pm

When I was an undergraduate student, I enrolled in a class in educational psychology. The professor was a disciple of Skinner’s behaviorism, which held that all learning could be explained as simple reinforcement.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Refuting the arguments
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to drive several RHS students to Beaver for a speech and debate competition. I was impressed with the caliber of the youth representing our school and community.

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Not an option
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 4:32 pm

What is considered harassment? My dictionary says — to bother, annoy, pester.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Informing students
Posted: February 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Jefferson once noted that “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” In other words, our freedom is at stake when citizens are not well-informed.

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Thanks
Posted: February 10, 2015 - 2:46 pm

I would like to thank the many volunteers who helped at the 2A-3A Divisional Wrestling Championships on Feb. 6 and 7. A big thank you to Barry Smith, North Sevier High School; Blake Turner, Millard High School; Layne Jacobsen, Richfield High School; and the Utah National Guard for providing mats.

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Outdated
Posted: February 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm

For the past 20 years, Utah education spending has resulted in a program with all the amenities and reliability of a ’72 VW Beetle. It is not pretty. It lacks air conditioning, seat belts, and a decent radio. However, with dedicated teachers willing to get out and push, it has kept running.

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Tuesday 02/03/2015
Improving their image
Posted: February 03, 2015 - 5:04 pm

The Forest Service recently abandoned plans to waste 10 million taxpayer’s dollars on a PR campaign to boost the image of the agency with the public. The USFS could improve their image without spending a penny by not proposing timber sales like the Monroe Mountain aspen restoration sale.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Free cheese
Posted: January 27, 2015 - 12:08 pm

America, come get your free cheese.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Why men don’t listen
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Women commonly complain their husbands or their boyfriends don’t listen. The complaint is well-founded. Men really do not listen. The reason why they don’t listen has a strained and tortured history.

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Education and knowledge
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Education and knowledge are weapons we as people of Utah have to keep our Legislature on the track with what we the people believe is important.

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Politicians
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Last week, I filled my gas tank. It was almost empty and it only cost me $24 to fill it up. What a change from the last 10 years or so. People give credit to Obama for this change. It happened in spite of Obama, not because of Obama.

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Bad bean counters
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

I just signed up for another night class offered by Snow College. I have always appreciated Snow offering the night classes during the week over the years, and have taken advantage of them most of 35 years now.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Caring people
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Snow was fun when I was young, but now I’m a little older it is not one of my favorite things.

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Learn something
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 3:22 pm

I would like to respond to Stanley D. Ivie, Richfield, Dec. 17, 2014. By the way, he forgot two very influential names, Rush Limbaugh — Humpty Dumpty, and Sean Hannity — Jack the Ripper.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Onerous law
Posted: January 06, 2015 - 3:07 pm

At the start of each new year it is appropriate to initiate a list of resolutions that, hopefully, will improve one’s life and experiences. Personal health has always been one to top many people’s lists and I’m recommending you add it once again if you have not already done so.

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Tuesday 12/30/2014
Great service
Posted: December 30, 2014 - 2:26 pm

I would like to thank Michael Parsons from the bottom of my heart for the great job he did recording, editing, and broadcasting “The Messiah” performance of Dec. 14, 2014.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Never to be forgotten
Posted: December 23, 2014 - 3:13 pm

The family of Melanie Daniels Layton would like to take this opportunity to thank so many for their generosity, kindness, prayers, hugs and support during this unbearable situation. Melanie would want us to thank each of you individually, but we know this is impossible.

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Musical gift
Posted: December 23, 2014 - 3:14 pm

On Dec. 14, 2014, I attended the sacred oratorio, Handel’s “Messiah,” at the Sevier Valley Center. I wish to express my appreciation to the Sevier Oratorio Society, Sevier Valley Orchestra, and the “Messiah” planning committee members for the outstanding and excellent performance of the “Messiah.”

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
I commend you
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 4:28 pm

I would like to commend five more individuals for what they have done for the families that live in or near Monroe. What some of them have done, will help some of us for the rest of our lives.

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Storybook tales
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

When you watch national personalities on television, do you sometimes feel you have seen all of them before? Deja vu.

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Amazing
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm

It is now Christmastime again, and as an 18-year-old and a high school senior, I would like to wish all the residents in Sevier County a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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Tuesday 12/02/2014
On an eternal scale
Posted: December 02, 2014 - 3:43 pm

I will daresay treason.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Heartfelt thank you
Posted: November 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

To everyone who stopped and helped my husband and I on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, on the highway 89 and Sigurd junction accident, a very heartfelt thank you goes out to all.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Better perspective
Posted: November 18, 2014 - 3:50 pm

My daughters and I attempted to raise lambs this year to show in the fair. We raised some good-looking lambs, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to finish prepping them for show. We took a chance and brought them to the weigh-in for the fair.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Whereas, the yeas have it
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 8:45 am

As vice president of the faculty senate, and on behalf of my senate colleagues — Kari Arnoldsen, Erick Faatz, Jon Cox, Jonathan Bodrero, Lisa Anderson, Milinda Weeks, Nick Marsing, Paul Rasmussen, Rick Wheeler, Ron Lamb and Ted Olson — we state the following:

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Make our voices heard
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 8:46 am

I would like to give a big thank you to all who participated in the election process this year.

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Tuesday 11/04/2014
Not in the best interest of our students
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Snow College recently emerged from a difficult period of change, brought on by challenging economic conditions and a need for reform.

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First class
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:09 pm

I think the Richfield High School football team, cheerleaders and student body should be recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship.

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Only an hour away
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:11 pm

This is in response to the article in The Reaper entitled Higher education. Hopefully, what is said here will be considered in the decision making.

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Commend the help
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:12 pm

I would like to commend a couple of individuals and one group that have helped many of us.

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Question the legitimacy
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Several statements by PGER Thomas Brazier were not factual. Mr. Brazier should have checked the facts given by his informant. The entire Elks officers had not resigned and were not going to. The PGER did not meet with six Elk officers present, just the ER James Rasmussen.

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Gratitude to first responders
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Last week, my husband witnessed someone crash their RZR®. He ran in the house, grabbed his keys and yelled, “Someone just wrecked their side-by-side. I need to go.”

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Blatant failures
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Our nation’s center for disease control has now demonstrated, for all to see, its inability to cope with the Ebola crisis. Once again, we find ourselves in a desperate race to catch up with a world that seems to be moving faster than we are.

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What happens in Sevier County ...
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 4:24 pm

To the good people of Richfield and the surrounding area, I have always loved your little town. It was Grandma’s home and great times with family and cousins as I grew up, especially each Fourth of July.

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Run from political games
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Will your vote really matter in today’s America? I say, yes it does.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
The bogeyman
Posted: October 21, 2014 - 4:39 pm

One day, when I was a teenager, my mother sat me down and we had a come to Jesus meeting. She told me I shouldn’t loiter around on Main Street. There were older women who would come along, pick me up, and do nasty things to me.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Worth your vote
Posted: October 14, 2014 - 3:59 pm

My father is running for school board member, precinct 2.

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I disagree
Posted: October 14, 2014 - 3:59 pm

I respond to an article I read recently by David Anderson in which he quoted Dale Eyre, Sevier County attorney. One of Mr. Eyre’s statements was, “Prison is a last resort where you warehouse people when there is very little hope of rehabilitation.”

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Boggles the mind
Posted: October 14, 2014 - 3:58 pm

I don’t know how the rest of you feel, but I am sick and tired of the federal government and courts forcing us to swallow their unconstitutional demands — the most recent being same-sex marriage.

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Stop and look
Posted: October 14, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Just in case you didn’t get to take a cruise this past summer, it is not too late to give yourself and/or your family a trip to Aurora.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Someone will be there
Posted: September 30, 2014 - 2:47 pm

We exist. Of this much we are fairly certain, and we have a good amount of evidence to back it up. Most of us, if we’re lucky enough, get a handful of decades to make the best of it. And then, we’re not actually certain what comes next.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Tasty goods
Posted: September 23, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Hats off to the Richfield area for supporting the Made in Good Taste bakery in Elsinore.

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Generous contributions
Posted: September 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Recently, Richfield High School hosted two nights for students to receive physical exams for students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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Thanks for the memories
Posted: September 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Gooseberry with my twin daughters. I am embarrassed to say this was not an experience I was looking forward to. However, my girls were so excited that I knew I couldn’t let them down.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
This doesn’t happen
Posted: September 16, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Kudos to Richfield City and the sponsors — Winger’s, Pearson Tire, Snow College, Fresh Market and Sevier County — for bringing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square to our community.

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Choose wisely
Posted: September 16, 2014 - 3:49 pm

How easily history repeats.

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Don’t let it happen to you
Posted: September 16, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Don’t let this happen to you, what happened to me. Here’s what happened to me —

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Beyond the call of duty
Posted: September 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm

During the rainstorm on Aug. 23, I was out of town and the Richfield canal in front of my house flooded over the bank. It could have been a big disaster. But, due to the search and rescue volunteers and the sheriff’s department — along with inmate help, the damage was minimal.

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