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Letter: McKenzie’s many accomplishments

Our city is facing a number of future challenges including crime, aging infrastructure and the Environmental Protection Agency mandate to address the wastewater collection system, all of which represent significant financial challenges to our city council.


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Letter: McKenzie has education, experience

I confidently recommend Dr. Paul McKenzie for mayor of Lancaster. Since relocating to Lancaster, Paul has served our community on numerous boards in support of a wide range of health, safety, education and social service initiatives. I can think of no one who has been more involved in seeking to improve the lives of his fellow citizens.
Dr. McKenzie’s education and experience make him uniquely qualified to lead Lancaster. If you want to see honest people lead our city, please join me in supporting him.

Alfred Ferguson
Lancaster


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Letter: Dr. Paul McKenzie: A Man of Integrity

Webster describes integrity as “soundness of moral character.”
A person with integrity knows what is important and consistently lives in light of what is important to him and those around him. I’ve tried living by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most powerful speech ever.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”


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Letter: Sen. Tim Scott marks Black History Month

Each February, our nation takes time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our great country.
Black History Month allows each of us an opportunity to learn the stories of so many African Americans who sacrificed so much to contribute to that history – our shared history.  From slavery to freedom, and from segregation to full integration, and now from access to success in every part of our society, it is vital that people hear that beauty and that struggle.  


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Letter: In support of Paul McKenzie

I am writing to voice my support for Dr. Paul McKenzie as the next mayor of Lancaster. Of the six individuals in the race, he is the only individual with a demonstrated record of success in bringing people together, forging consensus and putting forth solutions to address many problems in our community.


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Letter: Fond memories of Thelma Likens

Today is the anniversary of the death of Thelma Likens. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. I would be remiss if I did not make my thoughts known.
I moved to Lancaster in 2001 after meeting Thelma’s daughter Judy. We had a decade-long engagement and married in 2011.
This is my family now, and Lancaster has become my home. I have developed lasting relationships with many people here, and am a faithful Lutheran church member.


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Letter: Shoebox for Seniors Project

Thanks to all of the churches, schools and organizations that participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, is amazing because of everyone that continues to make it a success year after year! The gifts that we receive are sent out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also give gifts to our group-dining clients during a Christmas party held at each of our four sites.


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Letter: What Hillary Clinton can educate us about

In your Jan. 13 paper, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell writes that Hillary Clinton would be the education president we need. I have to agree with her 100 percent. Hillary could teach us so much.


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Letter: Praise for Paul McKenzie’s many accomplishments

There may be those in our community that will make the campaign for mayor about race – with three whites and three African Americans currently vying for the position. Although I am African American and have long supported the need for equity, inclusion and diversity within business, government and education, I will be voting for Paul McKenzie as mayor.
In the past 19 years, Paul has demonstrated compassion, fairness, respect and ability to work with all people.


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Letter: Sensible gun regulations would close loopholes in gun laws

This is a response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s Jan. 17 column about the president issuing executive orders to strengthen gun regulation to help weed out potential mentally ill buyers of firearms by expanding background checks and for unlicensed people selling guns at gun shows, without the buyer going thru a background check. These executive orders are sensible improvements to close loopholes in current gun laws.
Obviously, the National Rifle Association and Dr. Walker don’t agree. They immediately proclaim the move a “gun grab.”


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