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Today's Opinions

  • HOPE grateful for support

    The recent article in The Lancaster News regarding food pantry needs at Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster was much appreciated. The local community has always been very supportive of HOPE as has The Lancaster News. The article generated an immediate response in donations and the delivery of bags of food stuffs.

    The generosity of our community is amazing, ongoing and always appreciated. As of Aug. 15, 29 individuals and 23 churches and civic groups responded to the appeal by delivering 3,389 pounds of food.

  • Another rung on the ladder of life

    As folks look over their shoulder, they are reminded of events which hold particular interest, especially if they concern children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    As I stand on a so-called ladder of life, at my age I am pretty near the top rung. I observe my great-grandson, Steven, has advanced to the first grade.

    Nowadays with all this pre-school and kindergarten stuff, seems he oughta be in the third grade by now. My ladder shakes, oh my goodness, my great-granddaughter Madison just began her first full day of kindergarten.

  • Lancaster needs a vision for its future

    It is always easy to see where we have been; it is so much harder to see where we are going or where we need to go.

    Ask anyone who has lived in Lancaster County for the last 40 years and they can tell you a story of how Lancaster County has changed.

    Some people you talk with, their story ends when Springs Industries closed up. They can only talk about the past; they seem to not appreciate today and they cannot imagine the future.

  • Center celebrates its fifth anniversary

    Just recently, I visited the Preston Blackmon Success Center, and to my amazement, there were leaders, adults and teachers still committed in making sure children can read, study and fulfill their dreams with positive and successful results.

    In looking and listening to the children respond and interact with several activities, I just had to pause and embrace how grateful I am to know this center serves as a catalyst for future leaders.

  • Help seniors keep their independence

    It’s a well-known fact that there are more people living longer across this state.

    The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates that there will be a 102.5 percent increase in the number of people over the age of 60 from the year 2000 to the year 2025.

    Most of those reaching the age of 60 will be healthy and active and able to take care of their own needs.

    However, there is a growing number of people in South Carolina, including Lancaster County, who need our assistance as they age to remain in their homes and community.

  • Jesus and the storms of life

    John’s Gospel records seven miracles of Jesus so people will believe he is “the Christ, the Son of God” and thereby find eternal life (John 20:31).

    The fifth of these miracles, Jesus walking on the water, happened less than 24 hours after he had fed the multitudes with just five barley loaves and two fishes. The Gospels of Matthew and Mark also describe this miracle.

  • S.C, immigration and ‘Us vs. them’

    First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment, but a simple geo-political fact.

    Whether it’s the Ukraine and invading Russians, Japan defending obscure costal islands or ancient Rome resisting Hannibal and his elephants coming over the Alps from Carthage, it is exactly the same. A nation’s borders must be secure.

  • Is our country making any progress?

    In 1972, 42 states had laws in their constitution that forbid the killing of children in the womb – 42 sates out of 50. At the time that would have been the representative voice of about 220 million people.

    However nine judges decided that this majority, or preponderance of voices, should not and would not be heard as they ruled that women may kill their unborn child. So much for majority rule and democracy.