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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Letter: Robinson,Benson deserve tribute

    Your praise of Buford’s Corbett Carnes was nice. But your front-page story about Isaac Robinson’s graduation after much struggles deserves another tribute.
    I praise his mother, Debbie Benson, for being the driving force in dedicating her efforts toward this diploma. She deserves to be recognized as the motivation and lift holding her son’s education together.

  • Letter: A thank-you to Hasty for her work

    In response to Caroline Hasty’s letter to the editor about Lancaster’s first Easter egg hunt, we would like to thank Caroline Hasty for her hard work and dedication to Lancaster County.   
    Caroline welcomed the Lancaster High School Civinettes with open arms when we  
    contacted her about an idea for a community-wide Easter egg hunt. She patiently listened to each idea offered by my girls and allowed them to put their plans into action.

  • Harley Dokota Manus, 13

    LANCASTER – Mr. Harley Dokota Manus, age 13, of 1100 West Shore Drive, died May 24, 2011, at his home.
    He was born March 2, 1998, in Rock Hill, the son of Darryl Manus and Donna Catoe Manus. Harley was a seventh-grade student at A.R. Rucker Middle School, loved fishing, his computer, spending time with his family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.     

  • Letter: White Oak thanks all who helped with anniversary

    National Nursing Home Week was May 8-14. This week is set aside each year to give back to the residents, staff and family members of long-term care facilities across our nation.
    This year was extra special for White Oak of Lancaster. Our facility celebrated its 20th anniversary! Residents, their family members, employees and their families, as well as former employees and family members, attended a special anniversary celebration, held on the back lawn of the facility on the evening of Friday, May 13.

  • Letter: Thanks to all who helped with city’s Easter event

    On behalf of the city of Lancaster, I would like to send a shout out to everyone that made Lancaster’s first Easter event a success. These individuals brought their talents and energy creating an atmosphere of family and fun in the effort to welcome spring.
    Thank you to the Lancaster High School Civinettes, who designed the Easter egg coloring sheet and worked the event. Their adviser, Stacey Kirkley, who is also a teacher at Lancaster High, brought in 15 girls to organize the Easter egg hunt, and put up coloring sheets in the downtown merchant’s windows.

  • Column: New GOP leadership lights fires

    I often wonder what happened to my once-quiet, retired life on Red Rose Ranch, but I do not regret my decision to run for chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party.
    It has been almost two months since our county reorganization, where we elect officers for our party. I am excited to introduce our very energetic team: I am the chairwoman; Donnie Jones, executive committeeman; Kevin Moughan, vice chair; Roger Summey, second vice chair; Brian Carnes, secretary and John Plyler, treasurer.