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Major goals of every business

It has been said that a human being is the only animal you can't skin. This is because when you start to skin one of us, we holler and scare off everyone else. Believe it or not this is what happens to any business in America when they try to skin their customers. When I say "skin" I mean they are way out of line in terms of their prices, they have very poor service, or inferior shoddy merchandise. Real, honest value is what most customers look for and when they don't get it, they take their business somewhere else.

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Coming together starts with each of us

EDITOR'S NOTE: In light of this week's shooting targeting GOP lawmakers, U.S. Sen. John Boozman penned the following column discussing the importance of listening to co-workers, neighbors, friends and family, even if when there is a disagreement on important issues.

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A Father's Day tribute

Dear editor: As we celebrate Father's Day, I would like to pay a special tribute to my beloved Cousin Stanley, who, along with Cousin Mary, raised me as their own from when I was 3 years old when my mother died. My sister, Virginia, who was aged 1 and a half, was raised by Aunt Emma and Uncle Johnny Harris.

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An inky delirium

Dear editor: What an odd week! It starts on Monday, June 5, with an almost-octogenarian (that's nearly 80 years old if you have an aversion to multisyllabic words) upchucking nearly every angry "gotcha!" in the limited-vocabulary arsenal of our twit-in chief and his amen chorus: snowflake, Soros-funded radical left, shadow government, deplorables, socialism, etc. ...

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'Liberal' meaning

Dear editor: In his latest "missile" that he fired at me (Sunday, June 11), Mr. "Doc" stated that I don't like the word "compromise" because it suggests a "liberal attitude" that seems to be anathema to me. What I particularly don't like is how the left-wing, liberal, progressive side compromises God's truths into whatever they want it to be! Yes, I am very concerned and passionately so about the disturbing state of affairs that your side is trying to bring about!

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Stuck in history

Dear editor: This is in regard to the responses by Mr. Spencer and Mr. Freeman to my letter protesting flying the Confederate flag. Both of them wrote that slavery was not the overwhelming issue of the Civil War. In the articles of succession from South Carolina (the first to leave), Alabama and the rest, the protection of the right to hold slaves was indeed a principal reason they got out.

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Hypocritical response

Dear editor: This week, the Arkansas congressional delegation sent a letter to the president in support of the governor's request for a federal disaster declaration for 31 Arkansas counties. This was an appropriate and needed action given the series of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that have ravaged parts of the state.

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Trumpty Dumpty

Dear editor: It seems President Tweety Bird's issues just keep coming. In his previous life, he was able to bully, buy, cheat and fire people as he pleased. He basically made his own rules. Now as he is held to a higher standard, his inability to cope is obvious. His tweets are becoming more childish and out of touch with reality.

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A perilous lesson

Dear editor: I have noticed a disturbing trend as of late: numerous local schools, youth organizations and athletic travel teams camped out in front of local businesses, basically looking for a handout for their group to take some sort of trip to somewhere. They are (I assume with permission) in front of both Wal-Marts and all Krogers every weekend.

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Keep the chimes

Dear editor: Recently I heard the tornado warning over the outdoor speaker system. It was loud and clear. This is also true of the tests on Wednesday at noon.

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Calling attention to elder abuse

The United Nations has designated Thursday as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of elders.

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