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Hirtle ‘hero’ to stranded driver and passengers

There are so many negative thinking individuals of our town who fail to recognize the Lancaster Police Department for the fine job their staff and officers are doing protecting us all.


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Messing with Santa Train off-the-wall no-brainer

You know when folks in city or county government get to thinking, they sure come up with some harebrained ideas. Messing with the children’s Santa Train (“Council considers changes to Santa Train” in the Aug. 16 edition of The Lancaster News) is one of the latest off-the-wall no-brainers.
Gosh, kids want to ride the good ole L&C, not shop in downtown Lancaster, visit the Native American Center and buy some wigs from local merchants.
I guess the next idea is to offer beer sales, too.

W.B. Evans
Lancaster


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We must continue effort to save animals

There’s an old expression of “you can’t have too much of a good thing.” I’m here to prove otherwise. Saturday, Aug. 17, was National Homeless Animals Day.
This worldwide event pays tribute to the more than 4 million animals destroyed in our nation’s shelters each year.
Although the number of animals killed annually has dropped dramatically over the past 23 years, statistics show that a shelter animal is killed every six seconds.


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Do smokers’ rights trump nonsmokers’ rights?

The Aug. 14, 2013, letter to the editor “New York, nor county has the right to tell us how to live” has an interesting Libertarian position and certainly valid.
The author’s challenge to provide an example of where anyone is forced to breathe second-hand smoke is equally valid.
Put in a situation where someone is smoking, the nonsmoker can leave or stop breathing.


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Notice to Lancaster County taxpayers

Tax notices for 2013 are being prepared to be mailed next month. Owners of real estate, personal property and businesses will receive their bills and they are due by Jan. 15, 2014, without penalties.
A major change is in effect as of July 26, 2013, with the S.C. Department of Revenue.
The counties no longer have access to the DOR system, due to the data breech the state experienced this past spring.
Therefore, we will no longer be able to make changes in the office, as we have in the past.


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Organization seeks info on WWII women workers

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Lancaster and the surrounding area, who worked on the home front during World War II.
Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs, such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials.


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Nita Brown

Historic church restoration tedious, painstaking project

Ever wondered why it takes so long and seems to cost so much to restore an historic building? Well, Conner Tindal can give you a few answers. Tindal has been working, going on three years, to repair masonry and plaster at the Cultural Arts Center.
Although there’s plenty to be done, his primary focus is repairing structural cracks and sealing cracks that could work their way through to the outside, wasting energy to heat and cool, and allowing entry to unwanted visitors like bats and insects. In the process, his work is also improving the look of the building.


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New York, nor county has right to tell us how to live

Back in 2012, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg passed an ordinance restricting the size of sugary drinks us free Americans can drink. This is another example of how liberals want to control how we live. That is the definition of a liberal. They know better than you and if you listen to them you will live a long and healthy life.


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Washington needs to face realities of Democrats

After reading Carlton B. Washington’s guest column, “Is it a great day in S.C.?” in the Aug. 11 edition of The Lancaster News, I am wondering if he actually thinks he is going to get sympathy for his cause, basically to get more cash so he can give more to the Democratic National Committee?


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Washington needs to face realities of Democrats

After reading Carlton B. Washington’s guest column, “Is it a great day in S.C.?” in the Aug. 11 edition of The Lancaster News, I am wondering if he actually thinks he is going to get sympathy for his cause, basically to get more cash so he can give more to the Democratic National Committee?


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