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Understand the true meaning of Christmas

 I believe the lyrics from John Lennon, “So this is Christmas,” is an appropriate way to start this letter. It is Christmas all over the world. As I acknowledge this, I cannot help but wonder which country and who are the people who keep and honor Christmas in the most fitting way. Is it the United States? Is it the fact that we have 9 percent unemployment; due in part to the fact that so, so many of our Christmas gifts come from other countries?


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What would world be without Jesus?

The meaning of Christmas is Christ. What would this world have been without that precious baby who was born in a manger? He parted the waters, made water into wine, the blind to see, the cripple to walk and fed multitudes.
Most of all he died for you and me. His name is Jesus – the greatest gift of all.

Carl Miles
Lancaster
 


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You can always count on the left to brush aside facts

Ann Coulter said it best in her column, “Once you go conservative black, you’d better watch your back.”
What she means by this is the frenzy of coverage that Herman Cain has gotten for those so-called sexual harassment allegations. First off, there is not one shred of evidence brought forward so far against Mr. Cain. The credibility of these women is very suspect.


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SCDOT needs to do better job of maintaining U.S. 521

Editor’s note: Tom and Maryanne White  sent the following letter and photos to the Lancaster Maintenance Office of the S.C. Department of Transportation regarding the upkeep of U.S. 521 in Indian Land. The letter was sent in early November and, within days, the grass was mowed.


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Roscoe’s record makes him elite football coach

Every football fan in America knows that it is virtually impossible to win two state football championships in consecutive years. This is especially true in the competitive North Carolina AAA championship contest. However, former Lancaster High School coach Johnny Roscoe’s Northern Guilford Nighthawks accomplished this impossible task by defeating Shelby Crest High School by a score of 31 to 7 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.


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Council should consider young person’s request

I applaud the courage and determination of Dustin Owens, who met with Lancaster City Council to request its consideration of a facility for a skating center for the young people in the community. He used the proper procedure to voice the issue to council and presented the issue in a dignified and informed manner.
He stated the reasons this issue should be given consideration by council members and also offered a solution to accept his idea. It might be a possibility this young man has a future in politics.


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Buford High engineering class deserves praise

I would like to say thank you to the parents and staff for the support given to the Buford High School’s engineering program on Dec. 9.
Kurt Weeks and his class had a fantastic presentation and the students did an excellent job of presenting themselves and their projects.
Each year Buford High School has a presentation ceremony for the first engineering class.
The students build models of miniature golf courses and present them as if they are truly trying to sell their product and ideals to our community.


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Experience teaches what’s important in life

Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Jody Miles had a liver transplant one year ago on Nov. 30. She wrote this letter then expressing her feelings of gratitude. She would like to share it with you.
Some situations remind me of Forest Gump’s statement that “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”


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Democrats fail to address chronic problems

The article, “Dinner and a pep talk,” in the Dec. 4 edition of The Lancaster News shows why the Democrats keep losing credibility. Obviously they have already forgotten what happened in the 2010 elections. They try to blame Republicans for turning their back on seniors, but conveniently fail to mention that the payoll tax cut (formerly called FICA) Obama wants continued is a direct $175 billion annual reduction in funding to Social Security and Medicare at the very time demands on those programs are up.


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Students seeking historical info about county

I am Zoe Byrd from Discovery School. Our school is hosting a Discover Lancaster on March 14, 2012, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. We are hoping to use or borrow artifacts, pictures or history about Lancaster County from citizens or residents. We would appreciate them. Each grade will be presenting a different time period. Our fifth-grade class has most recent from the 1920s to the current day.
If you can help us, call Discovery School at (803) 285-8430.

Zoe Byrd
Lancaster
 


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