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Henderson letter: Celebrate spring by going meatless

After a month of persistent and crippling snowstorms, I do look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.
The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary habits. In fact, hundreds of communities welcome spring on March 20 with an observance of the Great American Meatout.
Participants are asked to go vegan, at least for the day, and to explore a healthy diet of vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes and grains.

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Young letter: USCL a Lancaster County treasure

Come one, come all, and take notice of a treasure in Lancaster County. That treasure is the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
I am currently a full-time, degree-seeking student there, having retired a couple of years ago from the Lancaster County School District.
Last semester, I decided to see if this brain was still capable of studying and learning academically. I signed up for two classes in the fall 2014 semester – psychology and speech/public communications.  

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Evans letter: Sure hope someone is looking out for us

Thank goodness we have some local commentators, each on a different side of the fence to sort out the Bushes, Clintons and President Barack Obama for us.
I feel so far down the food chain that those aforementioned folks are way over my sphere of understanding.
Remember when that old social studies teacher talked ’bout checks and balances? Well sir, I wrote my last check for affordable health care, I’m still sick and my balance is zero.

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Hendrix letter: Veterans should take Honor Flight

Several  years ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel with a group of World War II veterans on an Honor Flight, which flew out of Columbia.
I am a strong supporter of our military forces and will wave the U.S. flag in a heartbeat. To say that I had an exciting and emotional day would be an understatement.
It was an honor to be there and share in the veterans’ reminiscing of days gone by.
If you are or know of a World War II veteran who has not taken an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., please don’t pass up the opportunity.

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Hopkins letter: Oscars insult ‘American Sniper’

Well, the ignorant and the brainless came out for their Oscars the other night. Yes, the beautiful crowd, which loves to lavish accolades on themselves.
These prattish people strut their “wears,” costing yearly salaries for real workers, as they walk Hollywood’s red carpet. A fitting symbol of color, for it matches their socialistic and communistic mindsets.

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McGarry letter: County GOP to reorganize precincts

Every two years, Republicans like you, in every corner of our state, gather to reorganize and recommit to building a solid Republican foundation in South Carolina.
This past November, we swept the field again. Please know that Lancaster County won one of the biggest contests in the state. With the election of Randy Newman as our 6th Circuit solicitor, we have made major in-roads, not only by strengthening what we already have as a Republican majority in Lancaster, but some firsts of their kind in Fairfield and Chester counties.

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Helms letter: County property tax deadline next week

An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2014 tax books, which takes place March 16.
This is an important step in the annual fiscal budgeting process for Lancaster County government, as it allows those who serve on County Council, the school board and the town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2015-2016 budgets.

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Clements letter: Domestic violence bill just for women?

The Associated Press had an article in the Feb. 25 papers about the domestic violence bill now wending its way through the Legislature.
Like Gov. Nikki Haley’s new commission, this bill has all the appearances of being a “hit job” aimed at males. Haley’s commission is staffed by a number of feminist-centered organizations and people.

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Henderson letter: Meat-free Lent also healthy

 

Wednesday, Feb. 18,  marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

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Learn about government by attending meetings

Douglas Young said in his Feb. 22 column, “What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?,” that he does not see the solution to the problem posed by the serious underfunding of the sheriff’s and solicitor’s budgets for the 2015 county budget.

It seems obvious to me that a problem caused by underfunding is solved by the restoration of the missing funding.

Mr. Young then asserts that the reason for the underfunding is that County Council lacks money.


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