Letters to the editor - 11.11

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By The Staff

Thanks for continuing hunting photos

To the editor:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for continuing to post the hunting pictures in The Anderson News, even after someone writes a letter to the editor regarding the elk hunting trip that made the front page.

I realize that hunting may not be everyone’s “cup of tea” and I thought it was in poor taste that the author of that letter chose to write regarding a youth hunting adventure.

I’m sure to that boy, it was a trip of a lifetime and I am very proud that he made the front page. I just hate that the author chose him to prove a point.

I worked for Fish and Wildlife for 15 years and understand the hunting principles and practices and realize that there are others that do not.

And, I have a 6-year-old boy that truly loves hunting and always makes a meal of whatever he’s hunting. Regardless, thank you for not letting one squeaky wheel change how you do business.

I know the kids that get their picture in the paper with their trophies are truly proud and I am thankful that you support them.

Thank you for your time.

Holly Thompson


Be a part of Operation Christmas Child

To the editor:

I would like to invite the community to join in this year’s Operation Christmas Child project, a worldwide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse that touches the lives of millions of hurting children each year through the power of a simple gift. Shoeboxes filled with presents by caring people can bring love, joy and hope to little ones living in some of the most desperate circumstances imaginable.

As wonderful as it is to bring smiles and laughter to these children, Operation Christmas Child is ultimately about sharing the life-changing message of God’s greatest gift — his son, Jesus Christ. Many thousands of children and family members now have a personal relationship with Christ as a result of this unique evangelistic ministry.

Find an empty shoebox or purchase a plastic shoe box. You can wrap it (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl and the age category (2 to 4, 5 to 9 or 10 to 14) and attach a marked label from the brochure. Gift ideas are small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make a noise with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, t-shirts, toy jewelry, hair-clips, watches or small picture books. Please, no liquids, medicines, breakables, perishable food items, war related items or used items.

These shoeboxes are sent to needy children in the United States and all over the world. Some go to cancer wards, some to kids with HIV/AIDS, in orphan homes in Africa. This is a great opportunity to share the love of the reason to celebrate Christmas, Jesus.

Nov. 16-22 is collection week in the Lawrenceburg/Frankfort area. The drop-off Center in Anderson County is Ninevah Christian Church on Ninevah Road. The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 839-5245 or 859-5804 for more information.

Most of the churches in Anderson County participated in this project last year and many from Franklin and Washington Counties, along with schools, work groups and individuals. The total collection count at our drop-off center was 2,075. Our hope is to reach more children this year.

Why don’t you join this worthy project? Several people could go in together to fill a box. It’s a great project for all types of clubs. Also, a check for $7 would help cover shipping and other costs. With your help, our community can be a part of bringing joy and hope to millions of children this Christmas.

Janet Cooper