The gentleman in the paper said the taxpayers should pay for a sodium blaster for him to clean grafitti. It should come from the school's budget.

Our schools are not there to teach morals. They are there to teach reading, math, spelling and provide the basic education. Children should have morals taught at home before they enter school.

If they don't know how to act in public by school age, it's usually too late, and then it becomes a police problem. If the police were 100 percent efficient, there would be no graffiti. And when the police catch punks doing grafitti, they can fine them or their parents and buy the blaster from the police budget if they're going to use taxpayers' money.

It shouldn't come from the taxpayers at all. The city should contract cleaning out to the lowest bidder, as we have enough bureaucracy.

When punks are caught, make them clean it up with a toothbrush 10 hours a day, seven days a week until their knuckles bleed. If parents think the punishment isn't fair to little Johnny, then give them a toothbrush too. — Billy Rutherford, Eagle Point

I would like to thank the Mail Tribune for running the great article on the "horse healer," Bill Turner. As an animal communicator and energy healer here in the Rogue Valley, I appreciate the mainstream media writing such an informed and open-minded article.

Over the past five years, I have had the privilege to work with many wonderful animals and humans in my practice to help them with their physical, mental and spiritual issues, and I have had some amazing experiences with energy work. I liked his quote about being a piece of the healing pie along with the veterinarians, chiropractors and acupuncturists. I also agree with Mr. Turner that it can be hard to explain to some people, but once they experience their animal's physical response, they understand.

Again, thank you for helping to promote this important and rewarding work. — Jill Ehlers, Therapeutic Energy for Animals, Central Point

I would like to give special thanks to the Spartans ice hockey team, especially the four boys who were at The RRRink on Tuesday, Jan 24, Nicki Picici and three others.

They got out on the ice and just randomly picked children of all ages and skated with them, talked with them, and joked around. My grandchildren were two of those kids. They were so excited to have the "big kids" play and skate with them.

My hats off to those boys for making time for the children. I never saw so many smiles. Thanks, guys! — Sandi Thurnbauer, Medford

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