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Today's Opinions

  • Furniture and people can be a lot alike

    I have wanted an antique mantle all my life. For my birthday I got $160. I took my money and found an old mantle in back of Southern Attic for $150. You could hardly see it because it had bird houses and hanging flowers on it.

    My mother, Jeanette Estridge, taught my sister, Marian Starnes, and me to look for treasures no one else sees. I found mine. It was beautiful. It had some pieces broken off and they were probably lost years ago, but it was beautiful.

  • Learn to never give up

    My name is Sheila Freeman, or Annette, as some may know me. I live in Lancaster and was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in December 2005. It was 5cm x 5cm in size. It had been there for awhile. It took me by surprise. The whole family was in shock. I kept thinking and saying Lord not me, what have I done to deserve this?

    I had just had my third son in June 2005. He was born with hydrocephalus, polymicrogyria and is legally blind. I had the cancer when I was expecting him, but did not know it. We are not sure if the cancer affected him.

  • Give serious thought about the future

    I don’t know why everyone is complaining about high oil prices. For the past 30 years, you have sent people to Washington who said they would not vote for drilling for oil or putting up refineries. Did you think this day would never come? Washington’s answer to problem: Alternative fuel. Well, they converted corn and wheat and now we have a food shortage and higher gas prices.

  • Be considerate, don't block diesel pumps

    Be considerate, don’t block diesel pumps

    I stopped by a convenience store recently to fuel up, only to find all the end pumps occupied. Most of the pumps in the middle aisles were empty, but they are of no use to me because I drive a diesel. Oh, did I mention that all the vehicles occupying the end pumps were pumping gasoline and not diesel?

  • Organization's purpose to support patients, families

    Organization’s purpose to support patients, families

    On behalf of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, I would like to thank Jonathan Ryan for his wonderful coverage of Parkinson’s disease featured in the May 2 edition of The Lancaster News. This article was a great wrap-up for our organization’s April Parkinson Awareness campaign.

  • Mothers deserve their own special day

    Today is special. We pause to pay tribute to those extraordinary women we know as mother, mama or mom.

    No matter her parental title, she is to have all the honor she deserves.

    Mom does it all – a little bit of everything – cook, cleaner, washer, doctor, cheerleader, driver, coach and teacher. That’s just the short list. The duties for this lady are endless.

    Through the years, the roles may have been different, but mom has always had a special place in our lives.

  • Help save Kershaw trees

    Kershaw’s mayor and Kershaw Town Council are cutting down many of the beautiful healthy trees on historic Matson Street in Kershaw. Matson Street is the bypass or alternate U.S. 521 route through Kershaw.

    It is the street most people think of when they think of Kershaw. This should not be done. The town council and mayor should look at the impact this drastic move will have environmentally, economically, historically and aesthetically in our town.

  • Seniors shouldn't have to pay for administrator's mistake

    In response to the article pertaining to the ILHS graduation, we have to say that the way the “uncertainty” period and decision-making was handled is not as written in the article.

    In the news release, it appears the school administrators had everything under control and that there was no reason for concern on the students’ or parents’ part, when, in fact, the administrators were fumbling with their process on how to handle the situation and were the ones who put the students “up in arms” over graduation.