• Put items of necessity on markdowns

    Well sir, we fell for it again! The merchants pulled the wool over our eyes and we bit hook, line and sinker.

    There are normal folks who just go nuts when the sales ads come out.

    Bargains galore, save hundreds, get your best deal, we are almost giving the stuff away.

    You gotta  stand out in the cold for a few hours, but once the doors open, it is a nightmare of merchandise marked down so low it makes you feel like you are stealing it.

  • Mascot choice worries ‘concerned grandma’

    I feel compelled to question the selection of the Tomahawks as a mascot for our new elementary school in Indian Land. 

    With so many media stories telling of children being expelled from school for bringing weapons to school, are you sure you want to select a tomahawk as a mascot?

    How about the Catawbas? Or some other recognition of the Indian Land area of Lancaster County?

    Don’t select a weapon and then have to discipline a student for bringing one to school.

    Helaine Yancey

    Indian Land

  • No one retires and moves up North

    I recently saw a billboard that was profound and caught my eye. It read, “Say what you will about the South, but no one retires and moves up North.” How true; got to love it.

    David Whiting

    Indian Land

  • Correction

    Gonzie Mackey’s contact information for Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids is (803) 287-3556 and email is bmw1745@comporium.net.

    The email address was incorrect in Sunday’s edition.

  • Effort now underway for Miracle Bikes for Kids

    It’s that time of year again when we celebrate by giving to others. Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids is once again soliciting your help and support in providing bicycles to less fortunate children in our community.

    In 2012, with your help, Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids was able to provide bikes to 47 children – 32 boys and 15 girls.

    Once again, we are asking you to support our efforts as we continue with this ministry. If you would like to donate bikes (old or new), please use the following drop-off sites:

  • Church grateful for help with health fair

    Missionary No. 1 of First Washington Baptist Church wishes to express its gratitude to the Lancaster community for making our first health fair, held Oct. 12 such a success.

    Special thanks are extended to all the health care practitioners and other professionals who gave so freely of their time and knowledge. Additionally, we are thankful to the businesses that donated so many door prizes that make the event exciting.

  • School intersection sure needs Miss Wilma

    Traveling down life’s highways we run into plenty of obstacles. The smart fella will always figure out a short cut for himself.

    To tell the truth, ever since 1966, I have made the route to and from North Elementary School. First a daughter, then a son, a granddaughter, a grandson and Bless Pete, I have the task of escorting a great-grandson to those hallowed halls of learning.

    The trouble is, the kids got smarter and grandpa got lost in the shuffle.

  • ‘Sis’ bright, guiding light

    Margaret McCarty Bauknight passed away last Saturday, Nov. 16.

    A whole legion of former students will be saddened by the news.

    As a new eighth-grader to Lancaster High School from Chesterfield Avenue Grammar, who lived to tell about his experience “running the beltline,” Miss McCarty was something else.

  • Restaurant recognizes veterans

    I would like to thank Applebee’s for honoring veterans with a free meal on Veterans Day. It means so much for this business to recognize the sacrifices of veterans. I encourage other businesses to show their pride of soldiers. After all, we are all Americans.

  • Cluster development benefits developers

    The Cluster Development Proposal (CDP) is front and center with the Lancaster County Planning Commission and Lancaster County Council now. We should be asking our representatives on both boards about infrastructure costs associated with residential development, and the absence of planning for it.
    No plan has been discussed to address costs for schools, roads, emergency services or other public services. In letters and public meetings, residents have asked how infrastructure growth would be funded, with no direct response.