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Letters

  • Letter: New Medicare benefit in 2017 helps Alzheimer’s patients plan care

    November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is important to me because every day I see individuals and families whose lives have been completely turned upside down by Alzheimer’s disease.

    As a member of the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and the owner of a home-care organization serving Lancaster, York and Chester counties, I have the opportunity to assist families in navigating through this horrible disease, but more help is needed.

  • Letter: NAMI mental health support groups are expanding into Lancaster County

    It is with great pride that we announce that new mental health support groups are expanding into Lancaster County. 

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grass-roots mental health organization in the nation. NAMI chapters like Piedmont Tri-County train volunteers in Lancaster, Chester and York counties to lead confidential support groups for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

  • Letter: Hey doc, where’d you get fat mirror?

    Hmmmm. When did I first notice this?

    I think it was last year, when I went to see my eye doctor, Malcolm Edwards. I was put in a room and looked in front of me. There was a mirror that took up the whole wall. 

    Well, I laughed as Dr. Edwards came in and – me being me – I asked him: “Where did you get that mirror that makes you look so fat?”

    He smiled and said, “You’re looking at yourself. That’s not a funny mirror, Myra.”

  • Letter: Thanks to police for quick action

    Much appreciation to the Lancaster Police Department – patrolmen and detectives – on the speed and professionalism in the apprehension of the criminals who burglarized my business. A job well done!

    Donald Williams
    Williams Trading Post
    Lancaster

  • Letter: A long talk with Linda Blackmon

    I read with great interest of your encounter with Linda Blackmon. I’d like to share my experience when I first met her.
    I’d moved from Newberry to Lancaster in ‘02. I was doing yard work in our front yard when this woman approached. She handed me a card which said she was seeking political office. I was busy, but I did stop to speak to her. Her conversation rambled on and  on, and after an interminable and wasted time, I told her I needed to get back to work, and I walked away from her.

  • Letter: Rude in Congress, but no big deal?

    This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s Nov. 23 column “Booing, lecturing VP-elect Pence was rude, vain, sanctimonious.”
    Dr. Walker, did you have a problem when a sitting member of Congress exercised his right to free speech by interrupting President Obama’s address to Congress and calling him a liar?
    I don’t remember reading your submission on that one.
    You’re an educated man. What would be happening today if Trump had won the popular vote by 2 million votes and lost the election? Mayhem!

  • Letter: Critic of DARE is misinformed

    On the Nov. 2 opinion page, Heather Mueller wrote about the substance abuse prevention policies of the candidates for Lancaster County sheriff.
    Unfortunately, the information she provided about DARE’s curriculum is outdated. DARE has been implementing Keepin’ It REAL for more than eight years. This curriculum is labeled “evidence-based” or effective by the very National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that she touts for its veracity, which lists DARE as a provider.

  • Letter: Thanks and congrats to Linda Blackmon

    I would just like to speak out for a beautiful, kind lady who has done a lot for the citizens of Lancaster.
    Her name is Linda Blackmon. I would like to thank her. She used to own the house next door to me on 14th Street.
    Thank you, Linda, and congratulations on winning the city council election. God bless.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Response to column constructive, civilized

    I would like to sincerely thank Diane Notheisen for her wonderfully thoughtful and detailed response to my guest column of Nov 2.

    This is exactly the kind of constructive civil discourse I was hoping to elicit. I look forward to developing an ongoing dialog to reach common-ground agreement.

    Keith T. Grey Sr.

    Lancaster

  • Letter: Need help with tax bills? Call us

    Lancaster County homeowners should have received their tax bills, which must be paid by Jan. 17, 2017, to avoid penalties.
    If you have not received your tax bill, please contact our office. We will help locate your bill and make sure we have the correct address on file for you.
    If your tax bill is in escrow, the original bill is mailed to the taxpayer. The mortgage company will gather their information electronically from us. To make sure proper payment is made, you can forward the mortgage company your bill.