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  • All letters should be no more than 500 words in length, and should include the writer's name, address and phone number. We will not publish street address, e-mail address or phone number; rather, we reserve the right to contact writers to determine their validity.
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Letters Archives for 2024-04

Letter to the Editor: Help the Taylorville Kiwanis Club Provide Services to Children, Youth thru Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast



Posted April 16, 2024


Dear Editor:


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club will again be holding its annual Pancake and Sausage fundraising breakfast.  A GREAT breakfast for a GREAT price!!  This year’s fundraiser will be held Saturday April 27th from 6:30am until 11:00am.  The location will again be at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. 


Funds raised at this fundraiser will be utilized for the Coats for Kids project, Scholarships for High School Seniors and many other local youth focused projects. 


Advanced tickets for this event can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the Taylorville Community Credit Union, Peoples Bank and Trust (Taylorville Branch) or the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce.  You may also purchase tickets at the door. 


“To Go” orders can be placed by calling (217) 820-4403. 


Community support is greatly appreciated by not only the Taylorville Kiwanis Club but also by those who benefit from the funds that are raised.  We hope to see you for breakfast!!

Martin Vota
Secretary – Taylorville Kiwanis Club

Station Editorial: The Pendulum Is Swinging Back to Good....Maybe


Posted April 3, 2024


This is a station editorial, I’m Randal J. Miller, station president.

You may remember in a late December editorial, I shared that a
colleague of mine forwarded an article by marketing guru Roy Williams who read the book Don Quixote, written in 1605.  Williams extracts from the book, that civilization has lived in 40 year pendulums from good to evil, and back to good.  Williams' opinion is that we've had 40 years of evil, and that 2024 will be the year that pendulum swings back to starting towards good again.

Now comes a story reported by multiple news outlets from the state of Oregon, doing a U-turn on a short-lived liberal policy that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of certain drugs.

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, a Democrat, on April First signed into law a bill that reverses Measure 110, a 2020 law that voters OK’d to decriminalize most illegal possession of controlled substance offenses and redirect much of the state's marijuana tax revenue to fund grants for addiction services.

Around 58% of Oregon residents approved the initial measure.   Since that time, addiction and overdose deaths have skyrocketed in Oregon and nationwide as fentanyl swept across the country. In a change of heart in August, 56% of Oregonians disapproved of the pioneering drug law and both Republicans and Democrats introduced legislation to roll back the controversial measure which the Governor signed into law.

Going back to the Don Quixote book written in 1605 that marketing guru Roy Williams quoted late last year saying civilization has lived in 40 year pendulums from good to evil, and back to good, it’s Williams' opinion we've had 40 years of evil, and that 2024 will be the year that pendulum swings back to starting towards good again.

Let’s hope for the country’s sake, and for the sake of the human race, that we’re seeing that happen.   Just maybe.

That’s our opinion, we welcome yours.   Our e-mail address is editorial@randyradio.com.

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