Dear Editor

No one can say that the people of Mineral County have failed to protect one of our greatest treasures—the wild horse population. In 2010, when we were threatened with the removal of our herd, we banded together to keep our horses where they belong.  And we won. It is time for us to make ourselves heard again.

Senator Reid only has five days to ensure that language prohibiting the funding of horse slaughter plants goes in to the spending budget for 2016. If he does not, horse slaughter plants will reopen next year. Horses like our wild mustangs are frequently stolen and sold to slaughter just to make a dollar.

Their deaths are painful and slow; some are even alive during dismemberment. We must call Senator Reid’s D.C. office immediately and say we will not accept funding for horse slaughter on American soil. Horses cannot speak for themselves, but we can.

We have done it before, we must do it again.


Susan Barrow


Dear Editor,

My name is Blake. I am a 4th grader from Evansville, Indiana. My class is doing a state report, and I chose to research your state of Nevada. For my presentation, I would like to include unique items from Nevada. If you would be willing, could you please publish my letter in the newspaper for your readers to see? For my project, it would be helpful to receive brochures, pamphlets, postcards, pictures, and any other special items about your state. Could you please send these items by March 1, 2016 to the address below.

Attn: 4th Grade Class

Evansville Day School

3400 North Green River Road

Evansville, IN 47715

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