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Walk draws attention to suicide prevention

To the editor: Suicide is something that happens everywhere in the world, and it does not discriminate. It can happen in any family of any race with any sexual orientation…

Curtail littering by educating everyone

Dear Editor, The recent Pulaski County Clean Community Council road project was Hatcher Road. Most citizens would be appalled at the expense incurred with the man hours and cost of patrolling and…

Weekend Worrier

My Beloved and I spent this past Saturday until Derby time prettying up our patch of Pulaski. This, like many things in marriage, involved making a deal — I would…

Struggle Continues for Equality

Looking Back with Mathews, originally printed July 4, 1980 “RESOLVED, that woman is man’s equal-was intended to be by the Creator, and the highest good of the race demands that…

Memories we never forget

Memories we never forget

My memory, I’ll admit, isn’t what it used to be. But there are certain moments in time that we never forget. Who can forget where they were on Nov. 22,…

Warm breezes bring cold acts

Why is it that April is such a terrible month? In April, we enjoy the coming of spring, and it’s beautiful. The trees are blooming, and we love the feel…

Job Was Not the Safest

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed in 1979? (exact date unclear)   “Hear me my friends while a tale I tell, Of the cold-blooded murder of John Caddall. In…

Rethinking early childhood education

Our students in rural Southwest Virginia in rural counties face a larger number of challenges than youth in other areas of Virginia. Our children and families deal with issues such…

Old Saying Found to be True

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed June 13, 1979   I have always heard it said that as we human beings get older we get more set in our…

Tear it down and they will come

To the Editor: I have been reading and following with interest the articles written by Dennis Bane in The Southwest Times. In his article “Build it and they will come…

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