Letters to the Editor

Wal-Mart decision

Editor: In a repressed economic area like Merced, I would think the community would be jumping at the chance to bring more jobs into the area.

I used to live in Merced before Castle Air Force Base closed. There was so much hype for what the community was going to look like after the base closed. All the new corporations were going to be enticed to locate there.

Then everything fell flat on its face. I am saddened by what I see in Merced now when I come to visit.

This city needs this company to be here, and it needs to bring a whole lot more to help turn this area back into a prosperous community.

GEORGE BLAND

Oklahoma City

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