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There really are angels among us

On Saturday, Sept. 28, I did some grocery shopping at Aldi Grocery Store. I went to the check-out to pay for my groceries and was told my debit card was rejected. I was very shocked and couldn’t think of a single reason why it would be.
I offered to pay by check, but was told “we don’t take checks.” I couldn’t go to the ATM to get cash because my card was being rejected.
So, I said to the cashier that I needed to cancel the order and when I got the problem solved I would be back to buy groceries.


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Voter ID is not racist

In one of his many articles, Phil Nobles says that President Barack Obama “brilliantly summarized the Democratic criticism of the Republican position on both voter ID and gun control in one phrase.
But a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than buy an assault weapon.”
We are a Republic, not a democracy. Democracies are mob-rule, something our Founding Fathers didn’t want.
As to the voter ID, the left loves dead voters, illegal immigrants, non-state resident voters and those multiple-casting voters.


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Protect your family, yourself from fires

On Dec. 21, 2012, I received a call from my brother, William Brevard, informing me that our brother Ernest James Robinson’s home was on fire and they could not get into the home or find him.
Those were the most devastating and painful words I have ever heard in my life.
The loss of a loved one is painful no matter what the cause of death. However, losing a loved one because of a fire carries extreme pain that I would never be able to describe because most fires can be prevented.


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Barking dogs make as much noise as roosters

Mark Griffith recently made a request to City Council to allow four chickens with a coop enclosure per household in the city limits. But no roosters were allowed due to the noise problems.
I live in the city limits and I have to listen to three dogs barking across my street from morning until night and nothing can be done about this.
So, bring on the roosters that crow a few times a day. I would rather have a rooster crow a few times in one day than dogs barking all day, anytime. Maybe we should make the dogs get a permit.


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What would King advocate today?

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington was observed with marches, speeches and speculation on what causes Dr. King would embrace today.
He would certainly continue to work for racial equality. But he would also likely advocate for a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan, workers’ rights, gay rights and animal rights.


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Woman proud of Mickles

I know parents and mother-in-laws – me – are proud of their children’s accomplishments and promotions. Such is the case with my daughter-in-law Keisha Mickles, who is the new principal at North Elementary School.
I’m very proud of her and how hard she has worked to get this far.

Teresa Massey
Lancaster

 


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Deployed soldier meets Mulvaney

I am a 23-year-old U.S. soldier born and raised in Lancaster. I am deployed in Kuwait and would like to share what it was like to meet U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney on Oct 23.
It was a great experience to have a talk with the congressman, receiving words of wisdom and also finding out we’re from the same county. I’ve been deployed out of Fort Carson, Colo., for eight months and am scheduled to come home shortly.


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Cluster overlay text needs rewording

The proposed Lancaster County Cluster Subdivision overlay district starts like this: …“Cluster subdivisions are residential developments which offer an alternative to traditional subdivision design, with the principle purpose being to encourage open space in exchange for a reduced lot size.”
The cluster overlay distrct sounds great, with 20 percent of the subdivision with open space, a way to preserve rural character.


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Writer commends Buford Middle 9/11 program

I would like to commend Sherry Wells, Garrett Hammond and all of the Buford Middle School staff and students for the excellent 9/11 program that they recently presented. It was dignified, respectful and moving. I sincerely hope that this will become an annual tradition. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the entire gym by the end of the program. It was very evident that a lot of hard work, thought and planning was put into this.


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Local public safety officers a blessing

In the early morning of Sept. 5, 2013, our lives were changed forever. We lost our home to a massive house fire.
Thankfully Joe, and I, and our dogs, Whistle and Sassy, got out safely.
Joe and I want to take this opportunity to offer a heart-felt thank you to the first responders who came to our home that day.
To Lancaster County EMS, city firefighters and Lancaster Police Department officers, we cannot thank you enough for your heroic efforts to keep us safe.


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