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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I recently attended a town hall held by Congressman Lou Barletta at the Amvets in Lansford. I am a constituent of Mr. Barletta's, I am concerned about the Ryan budget, and I was aware that Mr. Barletta voted for it, including its provisions to change Medicare into a voucher system, essentially killing the program.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Lady" is a spayed domestic short hair cat available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals. This black 1-year-old cat is up to date on all her shots and is the perfect lap cat. For more information, call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

The appeal process of the parishioners of the closed/ locked churches, in the Allentown Diocese and beyond, has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs/joys and sorrows.

I wish I could give a special award of recognition to all those committee members who did the research and wrote all the appeals.

But then I thought: How could I give an award just to them, when their work was built on the foundation of prayers of so many faithful people, including silent partners across the world?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I had a good discussion with the Palmerton Area School Board at their May 3 meeting when I spoke about the difference between pay cuts and pay freezes. There may be people in the community that are willing to pay more taxes, but before I am willing to do anything of the sort, I want to see the superintendent, as well as the administration, take a pay cut.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

A veteran is someone who, at one point, in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" "up to and including my life." That is an honor and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

There are some of us who were sent into harm's way and others who were sent to do a job. We carried out our missions without thought of our own futures and what it held in store for us!

Now that is an American vet! Please take the time to thank a vet today.

Joe S. Ebeley,

USN-vet

Palmerton

Saturday, May 7, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Lelo" is a neutered male domestic long hair tiger cat, available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. He is lovable, friendly and loves people. He is 3 years old and up to date on all his shots. For more information, call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

I could never understand how everyday hard working people, especially from the coal regions of Pennsylvania, could possibly be against organized labor unions. Pennsylvania coal miners of the 1800's fought, and sacrificed their lives for better working conditions, and for higher wages, and if it wasn't for courageous people like them, we would all be working for peanuts today. The standard of living in America has only gotten better for the average middle class working person, because of the fighting force behind the Unions.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am including four definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Tenth Edition (1) Evolution is defined as a theory. (2) Creationism is defined as a theory. (3) Theory itself is defined as an analysis of facts. (4) Faith is defined as a firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

There is no absolute empirical proof for either evolution or creationism. It really comes down to faith - faith in evolution or faith in creationism. So pick your faith. My faith is in creationism.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

Just want to let everyone know about the great volunteers we have here in Carbon County. As the Carbon County coordinator of RSVP (PA Senior Corps Retired Volunteer Program).

I see the wonderful jobs they do every day. Volunteer hours are being given at non profit thrift stores, food pantries, hospitals, libraries, senior home delivered meals, nursing homes, blood collection sites and museums.