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America needs to focus on fight against ISIS

America and the free world is faced with a threat that has become more aggressive, less humane and more cruel than any international enemy since Adolph Hitler.

ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) leaders are capable of using modern technology to reach every continent in the world with nuclear weapons. Their use of cruel force and their knowledge of nuclear weaponry threaten every Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim community in the world. This is ISIS.


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HOPE grateful for support

The recent article in The Lancaster News regarding food pantry needs at Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster was much appreciated. The local community has always been very supportive of HOPE as has The Lancaster News. The article generated an immediate response in donations and the delivery of bags of food stuffs.

The generosity of our community is amazing, ongoing and always appreciated. As of Aug. 15, 29 individuals and 23 churches and civic groups responded to the appeal by delivering 3,389 pounds of food.


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Another rung on the ladder of life

As folks look over their shoulder, they are reminded of events which hold particular interest, especially if they concern children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As I stand on a so-called ladder of life, at my age I am pretty near the top rung. I observe my great-grandson, Steven, has advanced to the first grade.

Nowadays with all this pre-school and kindergarten stuff, seems he oughta be in the third grade by now. My ladder shakes, oh my goodness, my great-granddaughter Madison just began her first full day of kindergarten.


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Center celebrates its fifth anniversary

Just recently, I visited the Preston Blackmon Success Center, and to my amazement, there were leaders, adults and teachers still committed in making sure children can read, study and fulfill their dreams with positive and successful results.

In looking and listening to the children respond and interact with several activities, I just had to pause and embrace how grateful I am to know this center serves as a catalyst for future leaders.


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Help seniors keep their independence

It’s a well-known fact that there are more people living longer across this state.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates that there will be a 102.5 percent increase in the number of people over the age of 60 from the year 2000 to the year 2025.

Most of those reaching the age of 60 will be healthy and active and able to take care of their own needs.

However, there is a growing number of people in South Carolina, including Lancaster County, who need our assistance as they age to remain in their homes and community.


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Writer makes suggestions for county’s bad roads

The overpass on S.C. 521 at Main Street that spans S.C. 9 and the northbound turning lane to access S.C. 9 apparently had a concrete division at one time. A portion of that divider has been removed leaving large chunks, which are very rough on tires. Why can’t those holes be filled and smoothed?

I was out in the county recently and discovered that as you turn right off Hoke Road onto Mt. Carmel Road to head toward Lancaster there is a “Rough Road” sign.


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Libraries important to our county

This letter is in reference to the need for a new library in Lancaster. I live in Kershaw and we need a lot of things there. I agree that our roads need attention, along with several other things. However, I work in Lancaster and frequently visit the Lancaster library. I go at least once every two weeks and sometimes once a week. My workplace is close enough that I can walk there. I also go to the one in Kershaw several times a month.


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Turnout positive for dementia seminar

On behalf Senior Helpers, we wish to express our appreciation for excellent coverage The Lancaster News gave about our dementia trainer, Teepa Snow.

We were pleased that we could schedule her for the Lancaster area. When the July 25 arrived and we saw the attendance for both sessions, we were aware that the newspaper’s advance article on her was largely responsible for the numbers.

Our thanks goes to Aaron Morrison for the photo coverage. As always, he is very thorough on how he photographs his subjects.


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Local Knights of Columbus support our community

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s service organization founded in 1882 by a Catholic priest in New Haven, Conn.

There are about 2 million members. Its principles are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. During the last decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated almost $2 billion to charity.

It’s also provided about 700 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.

Our local council, Lancaster, S.C. Council 10066, was formed 25 year ago by members of St. Catherine Catholic Church.


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Opinion writers should be willing to take criticism

This is an opinion page. W.B. Evans expressed his opinion; I expressed mine. Recently, Joanne S. Graves expressed hers. Anyone who chooses to may do the same. How wonderful this is.

By doing so, we are expressing our freedom of speech and The Lancaster News is reflecting its freedom of the press rights. How fortunate we are to live in a nation that embodies such freedom.


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