The Edmond Sun

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • 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

  • The Edmond Sun covers fire prevention well

    We have recently become aware of a fire sprinkler system saving a business and — most importantly — a life in Edmond on May 17 thanks to the Edmond Sun’s coverage of the fire.
    A painter was applying lacquer to a cabinet in a poorly ventilated bathroom in Anna Reiner’s scrapbooking store, Paper Arts, when the fumes ignited. The painter was seriously burned, but a single fire sprinkler properly activated when the room reached 155 degrees, doused the flames and provided the man the time he needed to escape the blaze and call for help.

    June 28, 2013

  • LETTER: Trees fall sacrifice to power needs

    To the Editor:
    I do love my electricity. I would really be uncomfortable going without it if ever the power lines behind my house were to be damaged.

    June 24, 2013

  • LETTER: Tree cutting too much for resident

    To the Editor:
    Without warning, I woke up (recently) to all of my mature trees being cut down in my backyard that is in an easement. Sixteen trees were removed. How can the City of Edmond care for this area for 30-plus years and consider occasional trimming away from the power lines sufficient, but OGE (whose lines are above City of Edmond’s and further away from the trees) think that it’s OK to have Asplundh come in while everyone is at work and remove them?

    June 22, 2013

  • Oklahoma cannot stand alone

    o the Editors:
    President Obama visited Oklahoma on Sunday. He assured us that Oklahoma would receive every support needed to rebuild after our devastating storm. Gov. Fallin told reporters that she would “hold his feet to the fire.” Ask the people of Missouri or in New Jersey if the president needs to have his feet held to the fire!
    This was the second time for President Obama to visit Oklahoma. In March of 2012, no Oklahoma top official greeted our president. Choosing to snub our president, Gov. Mary Fallin left for a family vacation in Puerto Rico and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb attended a conference in Washington. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett did greet the president on his arrival at Tinker Air Force Base. Thank you, Mayor Cornett, for your respect and sense of protocol!

    June 3, 2013

  • LETTER: Words of comfort for the many recent storm victims

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    May 28, 2013

  • Senators give criminals a pass

    Oklahoma’s U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe were among 45 senators who recently helped block a sensible measure to reduce gun violence. Specifically, they voted down a measure to expand background checks for gun buyers — a step favored by 86 percent of Americans, according to recent polls. Our senators were not even asked to vote for tougher measures like bans on military-type assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, also favored by 56 percent of Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

    May 8, 2013

  • LETTER: Senators give criminals a pass

    To the Editor:
    Oklahoma’s U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe were among 45 senators who recently helped block a sensible measure to reduce gun violence. Specifically, they voted down a measure to expand background checks for gun buyers — a step favored by 86 percent of Americans, according to recent polls. Our senators were not even asked to vote for tougher measures like bans on military-type assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, also favored by 56 percent of Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
    By opposing background checks for gun buyers, Sens. Coburn and Inhofe voted in favor of allowing the mentally ill and criminals to buy guns! They call it “Second Amendment” rights. I call it cash for their campaigns from the gun lobby.

    May 8, 2013

  • LETTER: Postal carriers seek to ‘Stamp out Hunger’

    To the Editor:
    On Saturday, help your letter carrier “Stamp Out Hunger” by leaving canned food donations by your mailbox. In Edmond, donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s partner agencies HOPE Center of Edmond, Route 66 Project and Edmond Grace Fellowship. This effort is part of the 21st annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, which is the largest one-day food drive in America.

    May 6, 2013

  • LETTER: Unanswered prayer leads to lower taxes, honorable policy makers

    To the Editor:
    In a recent column, Oklahoma Rep. Jason Murphy (“How a no vote solved gas tax problem,” The Edmond Sun, April 30, 2013) commended the wise and educated voters of Oklahoma for seeing through the 2005 fuel tax increase and demanding more action of our state policy makers. With the recent work of our elected officials, along with the Department of Transportation, our roads and bridges have seen much improvement during the past couple of years.

    May 6, 2013