• Don’t abuse handicapped parking

    Do you know someone who is truly handicapped or disabled? My husband is and, believe me, it has made me so aware of the stress he has in using the motorized carts that some stores have, using the facilities and parking issues.
    I believe we have misused the word “handicap.”
    Even though patients with heart conditions are requested to walk, they ask their doctors for a handicapped tag, so they can park close to stores’ entrances with little to no walking.

  • Honor nurses this week

    Every year, National Nurses Week shines light on America’s 3.1 million registered nurses who work to save lives and improve the health of millions of individuals.
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” as the theme for 2013. Monday, May 6, known as RN Recognition Day, started the week-long celebration that includes programs and events across the country.

  • Change our gun laws

    The suicide of Adams Lanza, the man who went on a killing rampage in Sandy Hook Elementary School, reminds me of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who killed himself after betraying Jesus. Both are examples or greed and mental illness.
    My question is why are so many people buying guns since the Sandy Hook massacre? Yes, I know guns don’t kill. People do. And a bullet doesn’t have anyone’s name on it, so innocent people get killed.

  • Community, businesses support cancer survivors

    On Saturday, April 13, Lancaster County Relay for Life held its annual Survivors Luncheon for cancer survivors and guests, an event that drew nearly 400 people.
    Because this event is self-supporting and does not request funds from American Cancer Society, it relies on the graciousness of individuals and businesses who donate the resources to make it happen.
    One would be hard-pressed to find a more giving place than Lancaster.

  • 911 staff honored during April 14-20

    “Lancaster County 911, do you need police, fire or medical?” Those words are spoken by Lancaster County Public Safety communication officers many times each and every day. They are the words you will hear as the first step to getting you help in what could very well be the worst time in your life.

  • Writer’s purse went missing at yard sale

    I participated in the city of Lancaster community yard sale on April 13. It was a good day and I was having a lovely time until my purse went missing. I was going to use the money I made at the yard sale to have a Mother’s Day cookout for my mother, who is in a nursing home. The purse also contained my brother’s EBT card.
    The subject of my pastor’s sermon that Sunday was “God will provide.” I sure hope God provides that my purse is returned. My telephone number is (803) 283-4382.

    Teresa Massey

  • Make sure your water heater works

    I just want to warn people to occasionally check on their hot water heaters.
    After receiving such high water and electric bills, I was told to check on mine. When I opened the locked access door underneath my house, I was met with a flood of water. My 30-year-old heater had broken and it looked like a spouting waterfall.
    Get someone to check on yours. It is worth your time, money and nerves.
    Thank God for my plumbers.

    Myra McCants

  • Good plan needed to accommodate progress

    I have been following the issue of Indian Land residents wanting to change zoning in their community. I live in a community called Edgewater. I moved here from Rhode Island more than two years ago. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am here because of the quietness of the area.

  • Don’t turn postal service into private enterprise

    Gosh, more articles on the money problems related to our postal service. Some seek to disband the best operational system in the world and thrust us into cyberspace, where the hackers operate.
    Sure, it’s handy to use our home computers to drop a get-well note to dear Aunt Maude. Trouble is auntie never owned a computer, so she will never know of our good intentions.

  • It’s time ...to talk about it

    If you follow the headlines, you know that child sexual abuse happens. It happens often and close to home. This reality can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that child sexual abuse can be prevented when we all play our part.