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VA hosts arts contest for veterans Wed.

Wednesday is the ninth annual Creative Arts Competition of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, with contests in art, music, dance, drama and creative writing.

An art exhibit is under way from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and competition is from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium.

Veterans can take this opportunity to express themselves through the arts and be recognized for their talents and skills.

Last year, more than 140 veterans across the country won medals in the contest, including five from southern Arizona, all five in the performing arts.

This local competition includes veterans from Tucson, Green Valley, Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista and Yuma.

Visitors are welcome; please enter through the Sixth Avenue gate on Veterans Boulevard and park in lot “Q.”

Pepé Mendoza

public affairs

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Why don’t schoolkids learn about Malcolm X?

Can you think of a good reason why black history is only stressed one month out of the year? And coincidentally or not, that month is the shortest one of the year.

If our school’s curriculum wasn’t so biased and discriminatory, there would be no reason to designate a certain month to highlight one group’s contributions to society.

Thankfully, I teach my four children black history 12 months out of the year. Right now, what is taught in schools is HISstory ( the HIS referring to the white man), not ours.

Why is Malcolm X not taught in school?

Gabe R. Molina


Raise taxes for worthy purpose, not a stadium

Obviously our “southern Arizona leaders” are contortionists, as their heads are opposite of where they should be!

Why, in the current economic climate, would they even think it is important to raise sales taxes to build a new stadium and spend money renovating the existing homes of the Diamondbacks and Rockies?

If they must raise taxes, it should be for a worthy purpose that serves the needs of the majority of the community – which are plenty – rather than wealthy sports teams.

I’m flabbergasted!

Gail M. Barnhill

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