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Fishing tournament promotes ethanol

To the Editor, The Crappie Masters Tournament Trail's 10th stop this season is this Friday and Saturday at Kentucky/Barkley Lake in Paris, Tenn., about 40 miles from Mayfield. What makes this tournament trail unique is that

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Empty Bowls 2018 tops $16,000

To the Editor, Drum roll, please. The final total for the 5th annual Empty Bowls Project for Mayfield/Graves Co. Food Pantry is $16,008.38. This is amazing and is dearly needed by the food pantry. I am so deeply grateful to

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Heath's vote aids the wealthy, no one else

To the Editor: Richard Heath's recent opinion piece touting the benefits of the legislature's tax legislation reflects once more how badly out of touch he is with the real needs of the people of his district.

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Dedicated education team lost

To the Editor, On July 23, Mayfield, and all of west Kentucky, in the passing of Carolyn Lowe Sparks, lost a part of a dedicated team advocating for public education and community betterment. She and her husband, Don Sparks,

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NAACP Aug. 8 celebration a success

To the Editor, On behalf of the Mayfield-Graves County NAACP Planning Committee, we wish to publicly thank the many organizations and individuals who made our first Emancipation Proclamation (8th of August) event last Saturday

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Waters' contempt for public workers troubling

To the Editor, Every Sunday before and since the legislature adjourned, it's troubling to read conservative columnist Jim Waters' contempt in his articles for government employees, teachers and programs for the poor. Sunday (Aug.

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Legislator who supports public schools needed

To the Editor, Our current Second District state representative is the personification of the legislator who does not understand basic economics. He cannot justify supporting a pension bill that was rushed through and voted on before most legislators cou

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Local chapter of the NAACP congratulates candidates

To the Editor: The Mayfield-Graves County NAACP Organizing Committee congratulates members Derrick Parrott, Kathy O'Nan and Phil Myers on their successful campaigns for public office. Derrick was elected to the city council, and

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Keep America beautiful

BY TOM BERRY tberry@mayfield-messenger.com To the Editor: Does anyone pay much attention to the debris scattered on the sides of the road? Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? I started two "End of Year"

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