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Letters

  • Writer appreciates instructors’ assistance

    I would like to thank Chuck Small, Justin McClellan, Chris Nunnery, D. “Toothpick“ Ray and Randy White for taking so much of their valuable time to participate and assist in a program designed to facilitate the evacuation of students from a school bus in case of emergency. Their vast knowledge and skills helps to improve and develop our evacuation procedures.
    Again, I thank you for your generous donation of time and your dedication to the safety of our school children.

    Richard Pardue
    Lancaster
     

  • Writer will miss Evans’ columns

    When I read that W.B. Evans was not going to write any more “Remember When” columns, I cried.
    Mr. Evans, you made us remember our past and how wonderful it was without television, texting and cell phones.
    We weren’t aware if we were rich or poor because we were having so much fun. We were poor and I didn’t know it because I was happy. We did not have the technology children have today. We made our own toys and were glad when we got a new dress made out of flour sacks.

  • Writer asks God to remove dark cloud from county

    What can we do to stop the killing? We must be united in prayer for only our God can stop it.
    Women, do not go out alone. Have someone with you at all times. Gangs have taken over the streets in Lancaster. Our sheriff and police chief are doing a good job, but a dark cloud is hanging over our city and only God can stop the murders in our county and city.
    We must pray like never before. I pray that God takes the dark cloud away from our county and city. That he stops all the murders and protects our officers and let them go home to their loved ones.

  • Skate park supporter’s request falls on deaf ears

    I recently saw on the local news that the old Edenmoor skate park will be torn down, only to be replaced by another soon to-be-abandoned basketball court. I have been informed by Lancaster County Parks and Recreation that it is going to invest in another playground for Lancaster.

  • County needs to fix local zoning issues now, not later

    As the March 21 ad hoc planning meeting at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land made clear, after three years of discussion and thousands of hours of effort, progress on the county zoning policy is, at best, zero, and may even be negative.
    The county is reaping the results of 15 years of the use of zoning by land speculators as a tool to make money rather than for its intended use as a tool to assist in the implementation of the future land-use portion of the county’s comprehensive plan.

  • Bass fishing classes should get the hook

    As a parent, I am dismayed that some state schools are pushing to establish bass fishing as an official high school team sport. For the sake of both our children and animals, school officials should give this idea the hook.
    Sanctioning the maiming and killing of fish for sport sends the message that violence toward others is acceptable – not a lesson that we should be teaching our kids.

  • It is not too late to nominate Gingrich

    The 2012 General Election can be compared to 1976 General Election. Gerald Ford, who was appointed president after President Richard Nixon’s White House corruption scandal, was up for re-election. 
    A GOP presidential candidate named Ronald Reagan was challenging Ford’s re-election. Reagan won his first GOP primary in North Carolina. The then-elite Republicans rejected Reagan by standing by Ford who ended up losing the general election to Jimmy Carter.

  • Fundraiser Friday will benefit pets

    Angelo and Janet Sciulli adopted Rocky, the German shepherd that was dragged behind his owner’s truck earlier this year. When the Sciullis adopted him, he was literally skin and bone. He is now looking fit and healthy. Rocky’s sister, Abby, has also been adopted and is adjusting well in her new home.

  • Iran No. 1 country for exporting terrorism

    Jeff Donahue, whose letter was in the Feb. 3 edition of The Lancaster News, strikes me as a person who doesn’t have a clue about what’s going on in the real world.
    He said, “If Iran wants a peaceful nuclear program, why is the international community so hostile about it?” What? Iran is the No. 1 country for exporting terrorism around the world.

  • Allowing Sunday alcohol sales will benefit county

    Allowing Sunday alcohol sales will
    benefit county
    This is a response to Myrtle Porter’s letter concerning her opposition to Sunday alcohol sales in the Dec. 28, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News.
    Selling alcohol on Sundays in Lancaster County is not about Catholics or education or Congressman Mick Mulvaney. This is about jobs, income for Lancaster County from licensing and sales tax revenue for Lancaster County.