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Voice of the Community



I would like to know why there was no coverage of the Cowboy Fast Draw contest held here in Fallon at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

I realize that the weather may have put a dampener on parts of the annual event, but I don’t believe that the final championship shoot off on Sunday was bothered much if at all by the rain if any. This annual event has become quite popular and draws championship shooters from across the nation as well as vendors, participants and spectators from far and wide including those from right here in Northern Nevada.

Jim Jennings


The event was held the same week of homecoming and of five separate home athletic events on Friday and Saturday, which our sports editor covered. We had planned to be there Thursday afternoon but, as you say, weather put a damper on it. A preview story on the Fast Draw contest appeared on Sept. 25.

Maybe God will be allowed in our schools again


Our narcissistic president did it again. He spoke to the nation and, instead of offering condolences to the families of the victims, he started speaking about himself. He said it has become routine for him to have to speak about another violent event. He said reporters now routinely have to report about such events. He did not say our society needs to learn what shaped the shooter into the person he was on the day of the tragedy. He did not ask why the shooter singled out Christians.

Survivors did state the shooter singled out Christians. At the same time, reporters interviewed survivors and almost to a person they said things like: “Holy God,” “God have mercy,” “God help us.” Isn’t it fascinating that God isn’t welcome in our schools, colleges or universities anymore, but when tragedy hits, people call out for him? No reported anyone crying out, “Please, President Obama, help us.” Perhaps there will come a day when once again God is welcome in our schools, colleges, universities, courts and public buildings. I hope I’m around to see it.

Ron Landmann


Stop funding Planned Parenthood


I am a resident of Nevada and a hunter. I pay for my license and tags and I am allowed to hunt within the state laws. I have harvested moose, elk, deer, caribou, geese, ducks, quail, dove, rabbits and fish during my life. I have done this in many states and Canada. I eat what I harvest. However, if I to try to sell any of the parts or meat from my harvests, I can be subject to pay fines, spend jail time and lose all my hunting privileges.

I am confused. Why is it illegal for me to sell parts of these animals and it is OK for Planned Parenthood to sell parts of human babies? The liberal left Democrats want to take away my guns and hunting rights. They do think, however, it is OK to harvest and sell human baby parts. Are animal rights more important than human rights?

I’ve seen the disturbing videos of Planned Parenthood talking about how its works to save certain human baby parts. I’ve seen it negotiate the price of these parts. If the Department of Wildlife had video of me doing this with animal parts, I would be prosecuted.

I am sickened by the Democrats’ liberal hypocrisy. Funding Planned Parenthood with tax dollars needs to stop. People in Planned Parenthood need to be prosecuted for selling human baby parts, just as I would be prosecuted for selling animal parts.

Dennis Castner

Mound House