The Plain Talk encourages its readers to write letters to the editor, and it asks that a few simple guidelines be followed.
Please limit letters to 300 words or less. Letters should deal with a single subject, be of general interest and state a specific point of view. Letters are edited with brevity, clarity and newspaper style in mind.
In the sense of fairness and professionalism, the Plain Talk will accept no letters attacking private individuals or businesses.
Specific individuals or entities addressed in letters may be given the opportunity to read the letter prior to publication and be allowed to answer the letter in the same issue.
Only signed letters with writer’s full name, address and daytime phone number for verification will be accepted. Please mail to: Letters to the Editor, 201 W. Cherry St., Vermillion, SD 57069, drop off at 201 W. Cherry in Vermillion, fax to 624-4696 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.