• It’s important to support 4-H clubs

    Lancaster County 4-H welcomes you: What’s the meaning of this sign if there are no 4-H clubs?
    The 4-H pledge is “I pledge my head to clearer thinking; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger services and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” The 4-H motto is “To make the best better.”
    What could be better in this day and time than to have such a club to help empower our youth during their trying times?

  • Girl Scout volunteers make a difference

    Last week was Volunteer Appreciation Week, with Sunday, April 22, being Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day.
    I want to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every Girl Scout volunteer for their contributions to our organization.

  • Church drama team ‘cross carriers’

    God has blessed me with some very good students to work with in the First Baptist Church drama team. We started this team a year ago to give young people the tools and knowledge they need to make the right choices in life – not like the ones I made as a young person.
    When I was 13, I got caught up with drugs, alcohol and gangs. By the time I was 18, I was sent to prison, where I spent three years. I didn’t get saved until I was 26. I later got married and now have three children.

  • Mulvaney, staff take time to discuss writer’s issue

    There are many reasons to vote for a politician. Lately, it seems it’s done mostly to see that the team wearing your jersey controls the government. Or you vote because the person closely mirrors your own beliefs.

  • Hospice and palliative care volunteers: We listen, we care

    National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is a time to recognize and celebrate the thousands of men, women and young people who volunteer in communities across the country.
    I am a volunteer coordinator at Hospice Care of South Carolina and I want to honor all those dedicated to providing care and support for patients and families in our community who are nearing the end of life’s journey.

  • Define job training our residents need

    John Realmuto’s letter in April 13 edition of The Lancaster News seems like someone who has jumped on the “Beat Down Lancaster” bandwagon. I gotta admit those “We are Lancaster” yard signs are tacky. Makes me want to add a line, “What you see is what you get.”
    Lancaster will rebound, in time. I think Mr. Realmuto has a good suggestion for eduction changes to equip our people with new skills. However, he doesn’t offer any suggestions as to what type of training.

  • Treasurer grateful for the support she’s received

    I am grateful for the support I have received. I’m currently serving as treasurer after filling the unexpired term of Mr. R.E. “Dick” Rowell, who died in January 2011. I have to give thanks to Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County legislative delegation for the letters of recommendation supporting me to fill the unexpired term as treasurer. I would also have to thank Steve Willis, our county administrator, for working with me to make it possible.

  • Writer: Coy right man for House seat

    ince 2008, the time has gone by quickly. The highlights of these past four years were history in the making as things that occurred were unprecedented.
    More people came out to vote in 2008. This year is no different. Lancaster County is having local elections and good, hard-working people are rolling up their sleeves and taking on the task of campaigning to work hard for us in Lancaster County and in Columbia.

  • Writer praises school’s lip dubbing video

    I had the pleasure of watching the YouTube lip dubbing video shot by Lancaster High School students. What a great job they all did.
    This was an indepth project that I am sure took a great deal of work by the LearnTV production class to pull off. It was an enjoyable experience watching the cooperative effort of teachers, administrators, support staff and students all working to make such a fun, feel-good video.
    If anyone reading this has not seen the video, please got to YouTube and put in the search box: Lancaster High School SC Lip Dub 2012.

  • Time to put America on life support

    In his March 21 letter, “Iran No. 1 country for exporting terrorism,” Ronald Hopkins is under the impression that I think Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons. I discussed a peaceful nuclear program in my letter, “It’s time for us to repair the world,” in the Feb. 3 edition of The Lancaster News.