• Letter: On Presbyterians, Noble gets it wrong

    The low-information voters who read Phil Noble’s Dec. 18 column  (“Ban evil religious sect… the Presbyterians”) probably thought he was serious. They don’t know he is just seriously wrong about Presbyterian theology. Those who realized he was attempting to be sarcastically clever merely thought the piece insipid and misleading.

  • Letter: ‘Beard plan’ is answer to Medicare tax increase

    From your printed pages, I notice our  local leaders have some new spending plans on the drawing boards.
    To be fair, I’m sure a bunch of it is justified. I go along with plans to pump up  the budget as an effort to retain our law enforcement officers and EMS personnel. Us folks have to do the best we can. Holding on to trained officers is better than starting over with a bunch of recruits. When I holler “HELP,” don’t send me a rookie.

  • A Christmas miracle dream

    Without little ones, Christmas morning sort of leaves a void, and we have to eat that cookie we left by the mantel.

    Somewhere I read that folks like me may go into a depressed state. You know, stuff ain’t going like it did for so many previous years. The Christmas stories on television seem the same.  Television families have mountains of problems until the sky opens up and snowflakes begin to lay a soft white carpet on the lawn and life returns, as if by magic,  to one of happiness and good cheer. Well, looks like rain clouds over our house.

  • Presbyterians don’t vote for Democrats

    In response to Phil Noble (and I use that term loosely) and his Dec. 18 column about our cult (Presbyterians), he forgot to mention that we do not vote for Democrats.

    Ronald Deese


  • We are at war with Islam

    In the Dec. 18 Lancaster News, guest columnist Phil Noble’s metaphor for Muslims being denied entrance into our country is asinine.

    Let me ask, Mr. Noble, how many children have the Presbyterians buried alive? How many people have they burnt alive? How many towns, tribes and villages have they flat-out massacred?

    How many have voluntarily strapped bombs to themselves and gone out into crowds to kill?

    How many think it’s their duty to kill all believers? How many have flown jets into buildings? How many, Mr. Noble?

  • Let’s preserve IL’s small town flavor

    Indian land is a beautiful town, and I would love to see more mom and pop stores and maybe a HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx here in Indian Land. Maybe a couple of good restaurants. We could use a great breakfast, pizza and sandwich shop. A great seafood and Italian restaurant. Us Northerners love the South, love the people, but miss the great food from the North. 

    What is not pleasant are the two eyesores being built on 521. More storage being built. Don’t we have enough storage and gas stations here? They seem to be everywhere.

  • Letter: Thank you for great medical care

    My wife was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in very serious condition.
    The care of a great team of doctors, nurses and staff, who were quick-acting and professional, saved her life. They showed so much care and compassion for my wife, and also for me.
    Thank you for the excellent care she received for three weeks on the fifth and sixth floors and in the rehab department. We were discharged with good instructions and also resources to come to the home for care.
    Thank you.

    Don Brazzell

  • Letter: If you smell something, do something!

    Editor’s note: This page usually focuses on matters of public concern – taxes, schools, politics, immigration, terrorism and the like. Not today. We offer you one of the funniest letters we have ever received. Enjoy.

    They lived under our house for four or five months. They had free air-conditioning and heat. They were quiet – we never heard a sound. They came out at night to eat, and lived under the house. They were so nasty. They used the bathroom all around.

  • Letter: Last minute gift idea: Donate!

    My son, now 13, has autism. He is developmentally behind, so he’s like a very large 3-year-old. His only interests are beads and pocket-sized trucks – not cars, pickup trucks only.
    There are only so many pickup trucks to be found in the toy aisle, and chances are pretty good that he already has at least one of each. Beads come four for a dollar at any discount store, and I already have enough on hand to keep him well-supplied through his 40s.

  • Letter: Some candidates are boosting ISIS recruitment worldwide

    This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s “fear-mongering” article in the Dec. 9 edition of  The Lancaster News, which was a response to my article of Nov. 25.
    Walker says we should “come together and seek truth” in this immigration issue. But we cannot, due to persistent rhetoric by presidential candidates who insist on keeping their radical ideas on TV every day of the week. They help ISIS in their recruitment all over the world.