Today's Opinions

  • Take care in how you raise your children

    “Our children are our future.” No truer words have been spoken. Imagine a future without our children. Not in the sense that they are not here, but lost to us through our own selfish neglect. I am  not saying every waking moment should be in pursuit of a need or want for your children. But listen to them, love them and raise them to be the loving, caring adults God intended them to be.

    Patricia Thompson

  • Help battle cancer at April 27 Relay for Life

    Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day.
    These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society – a part of Lancaster County for many years – critically important.

  • 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.

  • Support Relay, help in fight against cancer

    In the spring of 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., sought to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients.
    For 24 hours, a dedicated Klatt walked around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
    Throughout the night, his friends paid $25 each to walk or run 30 minutes with him.
    He walked about 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.

  • All parties need wake-up call

    I have been reading the guest column for several weeks now. I am really taken aback by the uninformed readers.  
    First of all, Michael Jedson obviously listens to MSNBC, CBS or some other liberal news show. Do you really think that you are getting the truth? How naive. Let’s face it; all news has become very slanted to their personal views, misleading the public, especially those viewers uninformed. To be honest, I’m sick of it all!

  • Whittlesey needs to get facts right

    There are so many inaccuracies in Franklin Whittlesey’s “Wake Up, America” article in the Jan. 13 edition of The Lancaster News that I don’t know where to start. He must have gotten his information from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or Michelle Bachmann – not reliable fact sources.
    Let’s start with “All the president does is campaign.” This is a completely ridiculous statement since now happens to be time when all candidates begin their campaigns. What would you call the South Carolina primary?

  • 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.