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Today's News

  • Call centers not all about harassing

    In the June 14 edition of The Lancaster News, W.B. Evans’ letter, “Call center jobs allow unemployed to harass the unemployed,” he makes references to the call center training. “Ain’t America great? An opportunity for unemployed Lancasterians to get a job that will entail calling those still unemployed Lancasterians and blessing them out over past due credit cards,” he wrote.

  • Writer prays for those who closed fire department

    To all the County Council members who voted to close Pleasant Hill Fire Department: Just to let you know I am praying for you. I just hope you prayed for this closing because if you didn’t, you better ask for forgiveness. You let a lot of people down in Pleasant Hill by closing this fire department. How many mistakes have you made and had to ask for another chance?

  • Paper should warn about dangers of alcohol

    I am an old 5-and-dime cowboy who draws a little Social Security. Like most cowboys I still work because I don’t have a 401K. I don’t have a hidden agenda or an ax to grind, but The Lancaster News seems to publicize smoking is not a good thing and I agree that it is not healthy.

  • Pleasant Hill Fire Department will be missed

    I would like to thank all past and present of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department and their families for the wonderful service they have given to Pleasant Hill and the surrounding communities over the years.

  • Put litter in its appropriate place, not on my lawn

    I stepped outside my house a few days ago and noticed that someone decided to redecorate my yard with various cups, beer cans and a pizza box. Apparently, someone driving along on the road I live on thought it would be appropriate to toss this garbage out of their car and onto my lawn.

    There are at least five convenience stores within five minutes of my house, where someone could stop by and drop off their trash in an outside trash can, since apparently there is a pressing need that requires this trash to be discarded of immediately.

  • Woman grateful for returned purse

    I want to thank the woman who took the pocketbook out of the buggy at Walmart about 7 p.m. on July 22.

    You do not know what a blessing it was to find out that you had taken it into customer service. I was just sick when I realized I had left it. I was so thankful.

    It is good to know that there are really good people in this world. May God bless you. He blessed me through you.

    Thank you again.

    Donna Imes

    Heath Springs

  • United in song

    At 6 p.m. Sunday, Pat McManus will join more than 100 of her brothers and sisters in Christ to raise her voice in song during the annual Moriah Association Mass Choir Concert at Second Baptist Church.

    “We aren’t professional singers, but when we blend our voices together, it’s always beautiful,” said McManus, who has been a choir member at White Springs Baptist Church since 1959. “The chance to sing in front of that many people is just an awesome experience.”

  • Inspirations still going strong after 45 years

    The chances of a high school teacher and four of his students climbing to the top of gospel music charts are pretty unlikely.

    The odds of them remaining there for almost half of a century are even higher, but that’s just what the Inspirations have done.

    Known as one of the most consistent, solid and successful Southern gospel groups, the Inspirations will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church.

    That just goes to show the Inspirations’ sound is timeless, said Dennis Nichols of GlennMark Promotions.

  • Mr. Dunn knows a bargain for sure

    My sweet tooth was aching. Bless Pete, a big, old Buffalo nickel-sized Baby Ruth candy bar would surely ease the pain.

    I wasn’t financially embarrassed, but I was short on funds. All I had jingling in my pocket was three or four brownies.

    I couldn’t fight off the urge any longer. Mr. James Hinson’s store was up the street past Mr. Hubbard’s place, right across the street from Marion Tennant’s.

    I guess I had to settle for some penny candy bars.

  • Once in a lifetime

    Lauren Rowell knew the opportunity to play softball on an international stage in Eastern Europe last month at the Youth Friendship Games was a once in a lifetime chance.

    But that notion didn’t really sink in for the rising eighth grader at Buford Middle School until the last out was made.

    Rowell, 13, was selected by her United States teammates as its most valuable player in a fast-pitch softball tournament featuring four international softball teams in the 11-to-14 age bracket.