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Today's Opinions

  • Recipients of strangers’ kindness to pay it forward

    Once a month the residents of Morningside Assisted Living get to choose a place to go out for lunch.

    We take the ladies out one week and the men out the next. This gives them a chance to fellowship with each other and try restaurants in town they have may have not tried before.

    On Thursday, May 8, I took a group of seven ladies out to lunch at Wing King.

    There was a gentleman at the next table, who when paying his bill, paid ours as well. The total was almost $100.

  • Writer encourages people to vote in the June 10 primary

    In Lancaster County, the local primary is June 10. From my observation, the voter turnout is not a sufficient representation of the total population in local elections.

    When a presidential election is held the population turns out in masses.

    That same response is needed now. Very important offices are up for election. Now is the time to make our voice heard, again.

    Our local elections have a direct effect on us as a people. We have a say in who runs our local government.

  • According to polls, tea party’s demise is obvious

    This is a response to John Lage’s article, “Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment” in May 7 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The tea party stands for six simple principles: no more bailouts, reduce the size and intrusiveness of government, stop raising our taxes, repeal Obamacare, cease out-of-control spending and bring back American prosperity.

    This can be found online under “Tea Party Express-Mission Statement.” These principles obviously don’t match what you wrote in your article.

  • S.C. issuing more bailouts

    In a typical move by the Budget and Control Board (BCB) recently, the board voted 3-1-1 to bail out yet another state agency. This time, it was South Carolina State University.

    The governor, after admitting that “this should be the decision of the legislature,” detailed the agreement her office drafted that would allow the BCB to loan the university $6 million to assist with its $13 million deficit. The loan is to be used specifically for debt service and payroll and has to be repaid by the end of fiscal year 2014-2015.

  • Will June Primary in S.C. be honest?

    On June 10, we will have state primary elections for both Democrats and Republicans; this we know for sure. What we don’t know, and what many are worried about, is will the actual voting and election process work honestly and smoothly the way its suppose to.

    If either distant or recent history is any guide, don’t count on it.

  • Take the time to thank your officers this week

    During National Police Week, May 13-19, I’d like to encourage you to take the time to recognize our local law enforcement officers for their service to Lancaster County.

    Our officers face many risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service are often taken for granted. If you encounter a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman or corrections officer this week, show your support and let them know how much their work means to you.

  • ALS Association honors Lou Gehrig

    Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports’ most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37.

    Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  • Cruisers to honor wounded vets at festival

    Memory Lane Cruisers Inc. was established as a place for people who like cars to get together, fellowship with each other and give back to the community. In past years, we have supported Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, HOPE of Lancaster, Christian Services, the Angel Tree at Christmas and individual families who needed help.

    In 2014, Memory Land Cruisers Inc. donated $600 to HOPE and $400 to Christian Services.