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Letters

  • Did blacks have a choice to fight in Civil War?

    I got to thinking about what Leland Summers wrote in his column about how blacks also fought int the Civil War. Well, how many of those men were free to decide if they wanted to fight in the war? How many were allowed to make up their minds to fight against the North who wanted to end slavery? How many were allowed to go North where they would be free?

  • Family grateful for assistance

    We would like to give a special thank you to the gentleman who helped comfort my wife after her fall Sunday morning at Las Mariachis Mexican Restaurant.

    I would also like to thank the restaurant staff and Lancaster EMS for their help.

    May God bless each one of you.

    Ray Mozingo family

    Heath Springs

  • Officer helps local resident get refrigerator

    Several Saturdays ago I was having a yard sale. A sheriff’s deputy, whose name is Jason, pulled up and started talking to me.

    As we talked, I told Jason I would offer him a cold drink, but my refrigerator had gone out. He said I really needed to have a refrigerator and I told him I was going to get one when I got the money.

    He asked me my name and I told him.

  • LCPR grateful for fair support

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is grateful for all the vendors and donations given to support our career fair, held June 15 at Buford Recreation Center. The career fair could not have been possible without them.

    We cannot thank the vendors and businesses enough. They are the reason the career fair was such a success.

    Michael Childers

    Lancaster

  • Make sure prescriptions are filled correctly

    I would like to warn people to make sure their medications are being filled properly. I have had several incidents where my prescriptions had incorrect dosages – at different pharmacies. You need to check your prescriptions – not once, but twice – and make sure they are correct.

    It is a common practice now to send prescriptions to pharmacies via a computer. But even that doesn’t always work. I’ve stood beside the doctor as he sent the prescription and yet the pharmacy said it never got the order.

  • Solicitor’s backlog impacts community

    It is very easy for the solicitor’s office to get convictions against people who plead guilty. My problem with the solicitor’s office is that there are so many cases on backlog that concern murder and other crimes that are yet to be prosecuted.

    One murder investigation is supposedly awaiting better forensic evidence before it can be tried. This came out of the mouth of our retired solicitor. This specific case is several years old. The people involved in the commitment of the aforementioned crime are out doing more.

  • Fisher House benefits veterans’ families

    In 1990, Pauline Trost, the wife of Adm. Carlisle H Trost, chief of Naval Operations, presented the idea of the need for temporary lodging facilities for families at major military medical centers. She contacted a known New York real estate developer and major philanthropist Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher.

  • Speeding on U.S. 521 a real problem

    When I write about speeding vehicles on U.S. 521, I am just an old fuddy-duddy who ought to just shut up and sit back down in his rocking chair and leave the driving to those accustomed to ignoring posted speed limits.

    After all, folks have got to get to work or someplace real important.

    Some get delayed at the Shiloh-Unity Road/U.S. 521 intersection traffic light. Those stupid highway engineers install 45-mph speed signs with flashing lights to get our attention. How in the world can I use my cell phone and GPS with such a distraction?

  • American intervention worsens world wars

    South Carolina’s senior senator, Lindsay Graham has interpreted only 56 percent of his party’s vote in the last election as a mandate to run for president. Graham never misses an opportunity to zealously advocate an American foreign policy that imposes American-style democracy on countries, many of which still live contentedly in the 12th century and care little for American interventionalism and the death of American boys for democracy.

    Graham has learned nothing from our failed nation building in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Egypt.

  • Ban antibiotics in animal agriculture

    Recently, President Barack Obama directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias. The Federal Drug Administration will require animal producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use drugs to treat a specific disease, rather than just to promote rapid growth, as is current practice. As much as 80 percent of all United States antibiotics are used in animal agriculture.