The Edmond Sun

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • LETTER: Smart meters raise some concerns

    To the Editor:
    I am concerned that the City of Edmond, at some future point, will adopt “smart meters” implemented by a Wi-Fi meshed grid system, as recommended by their hired consultant. I have studied this technology and have clients with actual health problems from exposure to “smart meters.” Therefore, I must ask, “Do you want to take the risk of allowing your city to irradiate everyone in Edmond?”

    September 20, 2013

  • Letters (9-10)

    Edmond, pick up
    your trash
    To the Editor:
    Edmond is a trashy place. Everywhere you look there is trash accumulating along our streets and public places. And whether Edmond is more or less trashy than Oklahoma City, Yukon or Moore is not the issue.
    The question we have to answer is why we allow it to be so in our town. Especially in a community that prides itself on the real attractions of a good university, wonderful parks, and excellent public education. What can we do do about it? For one, let’s no longer toss our trash out in our public places.
    Since some will continue to be irresponsible, let’s then adopt a more community-oriented mindset. Each of us taking the time and effort can make a real dent in that trashy picture Edmond has become. Perhaps we can even shame some of the others to help as well.

    Jerry Stephens

    Why assist evil doers?
    To the Editor:
    I cannot, and will not, support or assist any victims of tyranny and atrocities if those same victims are killing my fellow Christian brothers and sisters or are burning Christian churches.

    Rockie Yardley

    September 9, 2013

  • LETTER: Edmond police, fire, EMTs receive thanks

    To the Editor:
    I want to commend your Police Department, Fire Department and EMS. On our way from Oklahoma City in the late night on Interstate 35, we had a flat tire and my husband couldn’t get the spare tire off from under the Trail Blazer.

    September 6, 2013

  • LETTER: EMSA response lacking; city should re-evaluate service

    To the Editor:
    Within the past couple of days, I saw some heroism accompanied by some shortcomings in services we as taxpayers are paying for with respect to our safety.

    September 3, 2013

  • LETTER: Renewable Fuel Standard not so bad, organization responds

    To the Editor:
    I am writing in response to Sen. Inhofe’s article “Obama’s ethanol mandate causes fuel prices to soar.” (The Edmond Sun, Opinion, Aug. 24, 2013) Before we move into the specifics, we need to clear up one very important fact, the Renewable Fuel Standard was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Bush. This legislation was created to decrease dependence on foreign oil and create a clean and environmentally friendly alternative to MTBE. It has succeeded on both accounts.

    August 30, 2013

  • LETTER: Older workers deserve better treatment

    To the Editor:
    I’ve learned something that I feel should be shared with others. A person who works for several years at a job and does a good job, gets good evaluations year after year, as well as raises can be forced out of that job legally. You can be told that you have to take a pay cut and go from working days to working for less at night — if you want to have a job that is. An employer can cut your pay for no reason at all other than they want to.

    August 12, 2013

  • Grant standing up for Alzheimer’s

    To the Editor:
    Recently I went to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 25th Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum.
    I was proud to be going because an Oklahoman, Ron Grant from Moore was recognized as the National Advocate of the Year for his extensive and enthusiastic support he has given to Alzheimer’s. You see, Ron Grant was diagnosed at age 55 with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s. But instead of retreating into the darkness, he came forward and has shared his story with anyone all over this country as he is one of the 74,000 Oklahomans and over 5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

    August 2, 2013

  • Internet act not all it’s cracked up to be

    To the Editor:
    Government has a habit of phrasing proposals in a way that sounds reasonable. A good example of this is the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) which is neither fair, nor affordable, nor easily implementable.
    The MFA would make Internet retailers unpaid tax collectors for almost 10,000 governmental entities.

    August 2, 2013

  • LETTER: Reader disputes columnist’s energy logic

    To the Editor:
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I try to consider this as I read the Guest Opinion, published in Saturday’s issue, written by Lt. Col. Steve Russell (“Eco-warriors use unsound logic,” July 6, 2013, The Edmond Sun). He states that wind-powered electrical generators are but “an abysmal eye sore,” and laughs off its current percentage of total energy production.

    July 12, 2013

  • Food Bank thanks generous donors

    To the Editor:
    Thank you, Oklahoma, for responding so generously to the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive in May. Little did we know, at the time, that the food would be needed to not only feed those struggling with hunger in central and western Oklahoma, but also those recovering from the recent storms.
    Our hearts and prayers continue to go out to all who were affected by the deadly and devastating tornadoes and flooding that impacted our state in May. Thanks to the generosity of donors both inside and outside of Oklahoma, the Regional Food Bank was able to respond quickly to disaster relief efforts and will continue to do so for as long as we are needed. Your support makes that possible.

    June 28, 2013