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Letters

  • Christmas meal a success

    To the editor:
    We would like to thank everyone who prepared and donated food, their time and prayers to make Christmas Day at Open Hands Pantry a huge success and blessing.
    It is because of Walmart’s donations, Kroger and all the churches and people who were involved — too many to mention for the fear of leaving someone out we were able to feed 440 meals on that day.
    If you have never been involved in this ministry on Christmas Day we suggest you take time out give it a try; we guarantee you will leave there blessed or maybe a different person.

  • Obama, others set bad example

    To the editor:
    The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School brought out the usual hypocrisy on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
    Politicians pointed fingers at everybody and everything but the contribution their bad examples make to such tragedies.
    During their so-called “fiscal cliff” showdown, the juvenile conduct displayed by President Obama, other Democrats and the Republicans was not over a solution. Their childlike haggle was over a tiny fraction of the needed solution.

  • Columns, NRA don’t promote ‘rational, intelligent discussion’

    To the editor:
    After reading the columns of Ben Carlson, Jess Thompson, John Herndon in The Anderson News and watching the “meaningful contribution” press conference by the NRA, and the follow up appearances by the NRA’s LaPierre and Keene on the Sunday morning political shows, I’ve come to the sad realization that there will never be a rational or intelligent discussion on guns or the gun culture of America.
    How pathetic.
    Dennis Schraub
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • School children not only murder victims

    To the editor:
    Pray for the little ones so brutally slaughtered.  Imagine being so young, in a place where you feel secure, are provided for and have no worries.  Suddenly, with no warning and no way to prepare, your life is ended among terror, chaos, blood and pain.
    Why are they doing this? You have no chance to protest or to defend yourself. Someone who doesn’t even know you has decided to kill you.  

  • Working with CASA proves rewarding

    To the editor:
    A few years ago you wrote an article about Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), a national nonprofit organization which trains and supports volunteers to serve as advocates for the best interest of children in the foster care and child welfare systems.

  • Carlson’s ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to shootings was in ‘poor taste’

    To the editor:
    Although only two weeks ago I was happy to see someone defend Mr. Carlson’s right to use the editorial column as a platform for his personal views, I think his recent self-styled rant regarding guns was in poor taste; it sounded like a hastily written knee-jerk reaction from the NRA rather than a sympathetic expression of a compassionate human being in the company of those dealing with a national tragedy.

  • Assist others mourning losses this holiday season

    To the editor:
    2012 is winding down and across this great land we celebrate the Christmas holiday and prepare to usher in a new year.
    This is a joyous time of year for most of us as we soak up the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas. The excitement in our children is contagious and the warmth of our families and friends coming together brings joy to our hearts. Many of my most precious memories as a child and adult originated from the splendor of this time of year.

  • Toys for Tots says thanks

    To the editor:
    We wish to extend our gratitude to all the generous people of Lawrenceburg for all of the donations of money and toys to the Toys for Tots program.
    Without your generous donations many children would not have a happy Christmas this year.
    A special thanks to Walmart of Lawrenceburg for allowing us to set up and collect toys.
    God bless to each and every family, and Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
    Lt. Presley O’Bannon
    Det. 1342, Marine Corps League of Frankfort and the Salvation Army
     

  • Many thanked for help with play

    To the editor:
    I am 44 years old and I have never felt the spirit of Christmas more than directing the show “Yes, Virginia The Musical.”
    I’d like to first start by thanking The Anderson News and you, Mr. Carlson, for giving the cast of Virginia the wonderful newspaper props that you so graciously printed and donated to us.

  • Post office provides human touch

    To the editor:
    I know this is the day of online everything but I just wanted to give a special thanks to our post office.
    Rick at our Lawrenceburg Post Office went far and beyond to help me find a package that I had mailed to my son and somehow had disappeared.
    It was so nice to talk to the human voice of someone who seemed to really care. You can’t get that from a computer. I know the post office is suffering from the world of online and I, for one, will hate it if we lose the human touch.  Thanks again, Rick.
    Adele Strasburger