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Letters

  • Letter: Medical marijuana is a dangerous idea

    It was shocking to read in The Lancaster News  that Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) is supporting a bill in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. (She called it medical cannabis but that definition is the same as marijuana.)
    Doesn’t she know that marijuana is a gateway drug? Doesn’t she know the medical attachment is just a step in the legalization of its use?

  • Letter: Thank you to staff at Youth Innovations

    This is a letter of appreciation to recognize the great efforts of those at the Youth Innovations after-school program.
    My granddaughter is a participant in the program, and she also suffers from a seizure disorder that often causes her to miss school and makes learning a bit more challenging at times. My granddaughter has been attending the after-school program since October 2016, and has made the A-B Honor Roll every reporting period since.

  • Letter: Salute to Phil Noble for Obama column

    Thank you, Phil Noble, for such an uplifting article in Friday’s paper, “Final salute to a president I believed in.”  There was not a mean-spirited word in it.

    Clara Starnes
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Good for you, Phil Noble, but not those D.C. protesters!

    I am responding to Phil Noble’s Jan. 20 column about meeting that skinny black guy with big ears, and also responding to the circus in Washington on Saturday.
    Phil, never apologize for meeting your friend Barack Obama.
    You had been praying for this man to come along since you were 9 years old. And God does answer prayers. I think it’s beautiful that you had always wanted to meet someone like him.

  • Letter: Wilma’s 2017 agenda: Skunk coat, Elvis cake, trip to Kentucky ark

    I was sitting in my kitchen thanking the Lord that we didn’t have the skunks during the holidays, when my friend Barbara Williams called and wanted to bring me an Elvis Presley cake for New Year’s.
    This was the Friday before New Year’s. She said she saw the skunk story in the paper. (Editor’s note: We reran Wilma’s original skunk letter in a year-end package as one of our favorites of 2016.)

  • Letter: Carl, your legacy is already in place

    This is in response to Carl Miles’ Jan. 11 letter “Prayer for our law enforcement officers.”
    Thank you so much, Carl, for dedicating your prayer to the memory of my son, Deputy James Brent McCants.
    You said you wanted your legacy to be protecting our law enforcement officers. The moment you wrote that letter, your legacy went out around the world.
    God hears you and all the other men and women praying. Prayer works. And you will save someone’s life.
    God bless you, Carl.

    Myra McCants

  • Letter: Roof sentence sends message on bigotry

    After facing a jury of South Carolinians, Dylann Roof, the defendant in the murder of nine congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, was sentenced to death.
    The perpetrator of this horrific crime received the harshest penalty that our justice system imposes. This sentence sends the clear message that racism, bigotry and violence have absolutely no place in our society.

  • Letter: Treasurer: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and are looking forward to a busy 2017, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 17 and the late penalties can be costly, so don’t be late!

  • Letter: Thanks for donating to Outreach Project

    As we head into 2017, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Lancaster County Outreach Project’s Annual Holiday Giving Campaign this year.
    Because of your generous contributions, the campaign was a complete success.
    We received more than $7,000 from 120 businesses, churches, organizations, agencies and individuals, which allowed LCOP to provide gifts to children for the holiday, assist with the Foster Care Holiday Party, and make the Annual Toy Giveaway possible. More than 400 children received help.

  • Letter: Prayer for our law enforcement officers

    Myra McCant’s letter about the “fat mirror” was very funny.
    I have written many letters in honor of our police. I did not know Myra’s son Brent McCants, a deputy who was murdered in 1992, but I’m sure he was a good man because I know Myra and her other son Billy Dale.
    Our police have a dangerous job. They look after us. We also must watch out for them, because they have families also.
    I don’t expect to be here much longer, but I want to leave a legacy that my letters helped save one police officer.