• Time for Lancaster to update Dixie fields

    We went to a Dixie Baseball game in Chester with a friend who has a son who plays with a Lancaster Dixie team. The Rodman Sports Complex is beautiful. How long do we have to deal with what we have? Lancaster’s economic situation is not as bad as Chester and yet, Chester has that nice complex. Lancaster parking stinks and has for years and facilities are not maintained the way they should be. Furthermore, the location isn’t the greatest.

  • Future generations need a republic

    I would like to respond to Phil Noble’s column, “Nullification – are these guys nuts?” in the April 10 edition. The frustration expressed in Mr. Nobles’ article is understandable, especially if he is not from South Carolina. For those of us, who are descendants of families who have live in the Palmetto state for more than 300 years, view nullification as natural as a squirrel eating Statehouse nuts. Hopefully, this does not apply to the nuts he say are inside the capitol building.

  • When hauling trash, keep it covered

    I want to share a recent experience I had on Dixie School Road in the Buford community. About 2 p.m. on March 28, I met a flatbed truck with a gray tarp. Debris was flying from this vehicle. Some hit my car and damaged it. I have since had it repaired. I feel sure the driver will recognize himself or herself if they read this letter.  But that is in the past.
    The point I’m trying to make is that if you are hauling trash, be sure it is secure. This was only a car. The next time it could be a person, even a child.

    Peggy Lucas

  • 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