Liquor license

Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Editor:

Thank you to Troy Allison for last week’s letter to the editor concerning a liquor license for Mark Shouse’s restaurant. It can take a gun to murder a person. It takes liquor to make an alcoholic; however, everyone who owns a gun is not a murder and everyone who drinks a beer, glass of wine, etc., is not an alcoholic. If wanting El Dorado To be a friendly family environment, wanting it to grow and attract families and businesses to come here, the city council is going to have to start making decisions toward that goal and stop making decisions based on the idea that presenting free choice will make a better community.

Having a chance to order or not order a drink with your meal simply means you

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    Disappointed by council denial

    Editor:

    It was with disappointment followed by irritation when I read that the city council had once again denied Mark Shouse the license to sell alcoholic drinks at his new restaurant.

    Mark has invested a very substantial amount of money to enhance our eating options here in El Dorado. He is also working towards making what has always been considered the downtown “Bar” into a more reputable place. All this takes a major investment.

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    Gas prices should motivate us

    Editor:

    As we start 2015 we are all in a state of euphoria over the recent plunge of gasoline prices to levels not seen in over five years. It’s easy to see how the decline of routine travel expenses has freed up cash that Americans are spending on discretionary things – things like meals out, extended vacations, new clothes, debt-repayments and long-needed home improvements. Yes. The American economy is doing just fine with lower gas prices.

    However it should be

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    More Meat Mondays MMM…MMM…Good

    Editor:

    When one considers meats’ great taste, the eating satisfaction and meat’s important nutritional contributions – I encourage everyone to join with me in adopting More Meat Mondays as your official New Year’s Resolution. There’s no better way to begin your week. Think Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Chops, Steaks, Roasts, Ribs, Burgers, etc., etc… Come to think of it, why wait until Monday? Start enjoying more meat today.

    Don Nikodim

    ElDo Post Office gets it right

    Editor:

    I had an opportunity today to visit the Post Office. I needed help getting some priority mail out. I had the kind of help that I was afraid had been swept away. As a former Post Office employee, I have seen and heard and been through a lot of the changes the Post Office is going through. It’s hard to see service cut – hours cut when what we had to sell was service. One nice thing about our small rural community, we still cling to

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    Waiting for the other show to drop

    Editor:

    De-je-vu. Same old same old. It seems like we are going the way of Rodney King all over again. A black thug and white cops and the black rabble rousers have a ready-made stage for them to riot upon and show the world what a racist nation the United States is.

    And just where was our esteemed Governor Jay Nixon when we needed him to show some back-bone and put the National Guard Troops he had called up for

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    A note from Kansas City

    I have a little trouble reading now But I manage to read my ElDo Paper and look forward to getting it every week.

    When my kids were small we tried to come down and visit my sister and husband, Alene and Smokey Houston, as often as we could. The kids loved to come to the ElDo Picnic.

    I’ve lived up here for 72 years. But when we went to El Dorado it was and still is – we’re going down

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    Warmer

    VFW POSTS COLORS – It was balmy inside the El Dorado Springs High School gym Tuesday afternoon compared to what the VFW color guard had endured that morning at the City Cemetery. The posted the colors to start the DECA program, then the gym full of veterans and students heard from a number of student speakers.

    Wonderful people are out there

    Editor:

    With all the negativism going on around the world and being put on television, newspapers, and radio, I would like to share something positive. A week ago my husband went to the doctor and a prescription was sent into Wal-mart for him. We went to pick it up and the insurance wouldn’t cover the cost because we were too early to get more of that medication. So I said we would wait until the insurance would cover the cost. A man that was behind me heard

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    Helms to celebrate 70th anniversary

    Editor:

    Braxton (Helm) and I grew up about one and a half miles form each other as the crow flies. But he was probably in high school before I was born.

    I knew his parents. In fact his dad told me one time, “I’m going to take you home with me, I don’t have any girls, only three boys."

    I took him seriously. I was probably about sex or seven. He came out

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