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Today's Opinions

  • Make a big difference by helping with HOPE

    HOPE needs help. Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) of Lancaster aids the community through its roster of caring volunteers.
    HOPE in Lancaster Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    HOPE has a crisis of its own. During the summer months, volunteer help tends to drop a bit with helpers taking vacation.
    At the same time, those in need, no matter the situation, need assistance.
    The clients can’t wait as their plight never takes time off.

  • Too many people rely on media to make decisions

    Did you know:
    u the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that Obamacare will cost the economy 800,000 jobs?
    u President Barack Obama was responsible for reducing retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90 percent and gave the unions a majority stake in GM?
    u Obama failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina?

  • Youth Serve needs our help with its program

    Donna Hartley was pleasantly surprised when she opened the door to her office Monday morning. Hartley, executive director of Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE), said there were three checks targeted for Youth Serve.
    Youth Serve is a program that recruits teenagers to help repair area homes for the needy and elderly, who are unable to do the repairs themselves.
    Youth Serve is a part of KARE, which provides an array of services to people in the southern portion of Lancaster County.

  • Some legal advice, please

     The Associated Press reported on July 15, that police in Georgia shut down a lemonade stand operated by three girls who were attempting to raise admission money to attend a water park amusement center.  Police said the girls had no business permit or other required documents.
     In the July 17 edition of The Lancaster News, my “Remember when”  column mentioned that I set up a lemonade stand in front of my Chesterfield Avenue home during the 1940’s Army maneuvers.

  • Dr. Adams left a true legacy

    Dr. Ira Adams was certainly unforgettable. I went to his dental office when I was in my teens and I still remember it well. Not being fond of any dental office, it always terrified me when he came to the waiting room door and spoke the famous words, “Does anybody have one to be pulled?”
    I guess he wanted to make sure everyone understood what he said, because he always repeated, “Does anybody have one to be pulled?” I didn’t mind at all waiting on those who needed a tooth pulled, because I was not anxious for my turn to come anyway.

  • Woman kept husband and all but two teeth

    I came home from my honeymoon early because of a nasty toothache and Dr. Ira Adams pulled a bottom wisdom tooth for me. He pulled the other bottom wisdom tooth out the following week.
    Dr. Adams would say, “I’m not sure I ate all my Wheaties this morning to get the job done.” But he always did a beautiful job of pulling them.
    That was 36 years ago and I still have all of my other teeth and kept my husband, too.
    Dr. Adams was a good dentist.

    Mrs. Boyd Jordan
    Edgemoor
     

  • Dr. Adams good at calming fear of dentists

    When I was growing up, my family went to Dr. Ira Adams for dental work. I thought he was the best dentist. One time my mother asked my wife and me to go with her to Dr. Adams’ office with her. She needed about four teeth pulled and she was scared.
    When Dr. Adams called her back to the room, my mother asked him if it would hurt very much.
    “No ma’am, you won’t feel a thing,” he said.
    The last time I saw him was in a fast-food store. He loved to joke and cut up.

  • Dr. Adams gave so much of his time and talent

    Dr. Ira Adams was a good, caring and giving person. I know a lot of people who had fillings, cleanings and partials they didn’t pay a cent for. He gave of his time and talent, time and time again. He was a good friend to so many people.
    Dr. Adams loved flowers and he shared them as well. It wasn’t unusual for people to come out on a Sunday morning to find a big bunch of Gladiolas on the hoods of their cars.
    I often went by to see if Dr. Adams was in his yard at his office. He always had a new flower to show me. He was always working in his flowers.