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Today's Opinions

  • Lancaster needs a humane society

    The volunteers for the proposed Humane Society in Lancaster are not rich. They are just big hearted and smart.

    The purpose of the organization is to help people become better pet owners as well as save as many animals as possible.

    Finding a way to give people low cost spay and neutering to cut down on unwanted litters is very important and can be done.

    I had my last shelter rescue spayed and all her shots for $57.50 thanks to B.J. and Krista finding a way.

  • Shovels turn for Indian Land library

    When Indian Land was a rural community, and its population was sparse, few people there probably thought much about having their own community library.

  • Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    With the Christmas season upon us, I would like to ask the citizens of South Carolina to consider giving themselves a gift with some lasting value. Unlike a purchased gift from a retailer, this gift is free. It is the gift of your right to vote.

    On Jan. 19, South Carolina will hold primary elections. I urge all citizens of South Carolina to consider Ron Paul as your choice for nominee in the Republican Primary.

  • Volunteers, paper misguided about animal shelter

    The intent of those wanting to start a no kill animal shelter, and your endorsement of the idea, is admirable but misguided.

    As one having been involved with owning, breeding and showing dogs for over 54 years, I have seen this type of activity in many places and in each case it turns into a disaster after a while.

    They, and the newspaper, speak of the more than 4,200 animals put to sleep at the shelter in a year. And they, and the newspaper, want these animals kept alive indefinitely, or until someone adopts them.

  • Carol Parker was an inspiration to many

    I would like to send my condolences to the Carol W. Parker family. I was out of town when Mrs. Parker went to be with the Lord and did not know it until I returned.

    She was my chorus teacher 38 years ago at South Junior High School. She was a great inspiration to everyone who knew her. I was blessed to have her touch my life.

    Not only did Mrs. Parker teach us to sing our best and blend our voices together, she also taught all of her students to respect each other, strive to be the best they could be.

  • Costs too great for animal shelter

    Bob Hunter, Krista Moore and B.J. Mishoe must be rich or foolish to start a separate shelter for unwanted animals. Have they considered the cost of a building, feed, medication, spay and neuter fees and employees to take care of 5,146 or more animals a year if the animals are not spayed or neutered?

    To spay or neuter an animal costs between $60 and $100.

    Do they plan to keep the animals in pens their entire life if not adopted?

  • Buying winter robe not an easy task

    After 25 years I decided I needed a new winter bath robe. That sounds like an easy task. The bath robes looked like cotton balls at the first store I visited. When I questioned why the robes weren’t pretty, the salesman said the robes were “practical and warm and no one would see you in it anyway.” Well, I didn’t want my neighbors to see me in a huge cotton ball walking to my paper box.

    Who designs these robes anyway?

  • Holiday activities aplenty in county

    You can’t say there is nothing to do in Lancaster. Not if you take a look at the events calendar for December on the front of Wednesday’s feature section.

    The activities available run the gamut – from Santa train rides to a winter wonderland in Heath Springs, caroling and candle lighting in the Van Wyck community, Christmas parades to home tours and a Christmas concert by the highly talented Lancaster Chamber Choir.

    Fashion designer Luis Machicao will be showing some of his latest designs at the Celebration of Art at Bob Doster’s Studio.