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I still believe in U.S. Postal System

ecember 1941, I ordered a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle and the post office sent me a letter postmarked Greensboro. That letter was to inform me that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caused the folks in Washington to order a freeze on stuff essential to the war effort. For the life of me, I never did figure that one out.

Shucks, I watched all the John Wayne war movies and I never saw him riding a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle across the battlefield.

W.B. Evans

Lancaster


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Do we no longer care for human life?

At Christmas time we are more aware of gifts than any other time of the year. Gifts galore. Regardless of the day each and everyone born has been given a great gift – life.

Why is life so seldom revered? The candlelight vigil held Dec. 20 by the Lancaster Police Department was in remembrance of local people who died from violence in this area – many right here in Lancaster.


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SPCA helps family with Christmas present

My family and I would like to express our appreciation to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for finding us the perfect Christmas present – Jack, a 10-week old lab mix puppy. Director Diana Knight took an interest in our online application and matched us with a dog appropriate for our three boys. Foster parents Marty and Mikala Steele then drove Jack to Columbia on Christmas Eve to help him arrive at his new home on time.


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Freedoms come from God, not soldiers

This letter is in response to the column from Congressman Mick Mulvaney about Veterans Day in the Dec. 4 paper.

Mr. Mulvaney, you and anyone less who thinks and believes our freedoms come from the soldier are wrong and need to reflect more deeply.

Everything good comes from our Creator, almighty and powerful God, our Father through his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

I am a Gold Star family member.

C. Furr

Indian Land


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IL growth spawns U.S. 521 traffic problems

You don’t have to be psychic or read Reece Murphy’s article, “County leads region in building permits,” in the Dec. 11 issue of Carolina Gateway, to know construction is exploding in Indian Land.  

Just drive on U.S. 521 between 4 and 6:30 p.m. any weekday or Saturday afternoon and see what a mess it has turned into.


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Will Chinese company truly benefit county?

I read about the Chinese company that plans to build a textile mill in Indian Land. I have a hard time believing that they could open this plant and make money, when our existing textile mills all closed down.

Wait a minute, could it be because of all the benefits that Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. is offering the company, like special resource bonds of $7.7 million, authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement and other special considerations.


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Thank you to unknown helpful couple

I am writing this to let people know there really are kind people out there. On the evening before Thanksgiving, my daughter got her car stuck on Shelley Mullis Road. A wonderful couple stopped and gave her a ride home.

I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I was so caught up in the moment that I did not get their names or where they live. I wish they would stop by, so I can let them know how much I really appreciated what they did and to let them know if they ever need anything to please let me know.

J. Greiner

Indian Land


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Encourage young people to becomes Scouts

If you did not make it to the flag-burning ceremony held in Kershaw on Nov. 11, you missed a truly patriotic event. The ceremony was organized by Boy Scout Troop No. 74, with leader Lisa McKenzie and assistant leader Billy King.

The invocation and benediction by the Rev. Jamie Rogers, pastor of Kershaw Second Baptist Church, began and ended the somber occasion. The national anthem was sung by Mrs. Terry King. Eagle Scout Alex McKenzie led in the Pledge of Allegiance and presented the flag for retirement.


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Provide adequate housing for animals

During the winter months, please provide adequate housing for your outside dogs and cats. Their houses should be big enough that they can stand up in it and turn around. The house should be small enough for the dog’s or cat’s body heat to keep it warm.

This is their only way of generating heat/ They should have dry, padded bedding and shaving thick enough to insulate their bodies from the cold surface they lay on, such as plastic houses. Dog or cat carriers are not acceptable as housing under Lancaster County ordinances due to the holes that allow leaks.


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Kudos to St. Luke Methodist Church

On behalf of the men and women of the Chester/Lancaster Disabilities Association, it is with a heartfelt thank you that I commend you on the beautiful manner in which St. Luke Methodist Church family graciously received our group on Sunday, Dec. 8.

It was a pleasure and definitely an honor to be in your presence. The service that was rendered to us was genuine and a blessing from God.

First of all, the youth who worked to make the occasion a success were awesome, personable and very attentive to needs of our consumers in a professional and godly manner.


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