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Letters

  • ‘Janice Nightengale’

    Everyone has a story about a nurse who is extra special — the one who went the extra mile for you or a family member. I have such a story. This nurse had worked at our community hospital for 40 years.

    She started at St. Anthony’s, Las Vegas then Northeastern Regional, and finally Alta Vista Regional Hospital. She’s the one who all the other nurses would call to start an IV on an infant, child, IV drug abuser, or emaciated adult because no one else had the expertise.  

  • Mispronouncing our words

    I like to think of myself as a good listener and observer. I don’t always see or hear myself and at times that can prove to be very embarrassing.

    It is always innocent but being corrected can make you uncomfortable for a while. Like when I mispronounced the name of Highlands’ president.

    Pronounced it like I was ordering at McDonald’s. I know that chances are I won’t do that again.

  • Yellow journalism?

    Yellow journalism is a type of journalism that presents no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include scandal mongering or sensationalism. That according to Wikipedia.

    A man is arrested for robbing a fastfood manager at gunpoint. A woman is arrested for escaping from police custody. Another man is arrested for a stabbing incident. A man is stabbed to death in his home.

    These are all police cases within the past month.

    All were reported in the Las Vegas Optic.

  • Health care basic, essential

  • Rich don’t pay their fair share

    I have rarely read such a comprehensive justification of trickle-down economics as that provided by Janet Schwandt (letter to the editor, Oct. 3). The theory was given the more palatable but less comprehensible name of “supply-side economics” and embraced as public policy during the Reagan years, and thrives to this day.

  • Mil Gracias

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge recently hosted the seventh annual Concert for the Birds, a wonderful concert, and the Kids Fun in Nature Day event featuring Mariachi Cardenal Infantil. The great service to our visitors could not have been provided without the extensive contribution by many.

  • Letters to the Editor

    This is in response to Kim Reed-Deemer’s Sept. 26 letter to the editor regarding an earlier comment of mine on Obamacare that allows the IRS to confiscate citizens’ accounts.
    To my recollection, it is on page 58-59 of the passed version that government is given this right. I don’t do political e-mail pass-arounds as suggested, and my sources are nonpartisan as I stated earlier; and as is common of “dittoheads” wanting facts, not Mainstream Media spin.

  • Mil Gracias

    On Aug. 28, the Ride To Pride Jr Rodeo Club held its awards finals for this season’s junior rodeo series. The contestants ranged from lead-line ages to 17 years old and competed in a variety of speed and stock events.

    We would like to thank and congratulate our contestants for their participation and awards standings. Our 2011 all-around saddle champions are: Jacen Montoya, Grace Flitner, Isaac Montoya and Chantel Sena. Thanks to our sponsors, the club was able to give awards and prizes to all 32 year-end contestants.

  • Invaluable service to mother-in-law

    I want to share with the community the invaluable service that was provided to my mother-in-law, Clara Rodgers, during her stay at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. Dedication and outstanding care were provided not only to Clara, but to every family member who stayed by her side.

  • Concerns were about the facility

    I am writing in response to the Optic article, “Proposed Facility Worries Neighbors.”

    The story did not convey at all what happened at the Planning and Zoning Commission hearings. The opening line of the article leads readers to believe that the neighbors who spoke up were concerned about the “types of residents” who might move in, as if the residents themselves are the problem.