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To the editor:

After we compared the essential qualities needed to be an effective sheriff between our present sheriff, Steve Nichols, and his former employee and now opponent, Jerry Melton, it became very clear that Sheriff Steve Nichols would once again be our choice for the very important job of Logan County sheriff.

Regarding education, Sheriff Steve Nichols has a bachelor's degree, while his opponent, Jerry Melton, has only completed high school. Regarding law enforcement training, Sheriff Steve Nichols received his training from the State Police Academy, while his opponent, Jerry Melton, received his training from his work mates in rural Logan County. Regarding law enforcement experience, Sheriff Steve Nichols received his experience as an officer with the state police for several years, while his opponent, Jerry Melton, received his experience only in rural Logan County.

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The job of sheriff also requires strong administrative skills, such as preparing an annual budget, managing and being responsible for the operation of the Logan County Courthouse, managing the Logan County Jail, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the sheriff's office. Sheriff Steve Nichols has four years' experience performing the job duties just described, while his opponent, Jerry Melton, has no administrative experience and no other job experience that included multitask requirements of any kind, and especially no experience as a sheriff

We are now asking all qualified Logan County voters to join us in voting for the only truly qualified candidate for sheriff of Logan County, Steve Nichols.

Les Van Bibber

(Posted Nov. 2, 2006)

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