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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

I attended the Service of Remembrance in the Lehighton Park Sunday evening, Sept. 11, and left there humbled to say the least. I want to publicly acknowledge my thanks to LIFE for planning and presenting such a fulfilling program, as well as thank all the participants. Their contribution was so very much appreciated.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

Ÿ Over 5,000 years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels. Mount your asses and camels and I will lead you to the Promise Land."

Ÿ Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your ass and light up a camel! This is the Promised Land."

Ÿ Today Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your ass, and raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Dear Editor:

Young dairy promoters devoted hours to promoting the dairy industry at the Schuylkill County Fair, which ran from July 31, 2011 to August 6, 2011. Between the 12 members of the dairy promotion court, ranging in age from 7 years to 21 years, the Schuylkill County Dairy Promotion Court managed to make its presence known to the Schuylkill County community.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Lansford High Alumni Committee has been meeting at The Sports Zoo in Lansford a few times a year without any incidents. Today they interrupted my viewing of Deal Or No Deal to present me with a check for $500 towards our Zoostock total to benefit the American Cancer Society.

This is just a great example of "old school" coal region people doing the right thing. Thank you so much to these fine people for their generosity. If anyone knows how my show turned out on 9/14/11 at 1 p.m. please give me a call.

Respectfully,

Jesse Hiles

Lansford

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the town of Tamaqua for remembering my dad, Bill Clemens, for all the time he put into making Kellner's Dam a success and also for naming the street to the dam Clemens Lane. I now live in Tennessee but visit Tamaqua often and consider it a great place to grow up in.

Thank you again for being a big hearted town.

God Bless You all,

Bill Clemens Jr.

Tennessee

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

I discovered a rare gem in the coal fields. Not a Black Diamond, but a true gem call Coaldale, Pennsylvania. Have you heard of Southern hospitality? Try coal region hospitality! A few weeks ago I accompanied a friend on one of his sales trips to Coaldale. I always take a book with me and read for several hours as he conducts his business.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Men and women serve their country in the military.

What I don't understand is why when they get out they don't join Veterans Organizations.

The only way these organizations can exist is if they get new and younger members and new ideas.

It's a place where they can find others who have some of the same experiences and understand them.

Relatives of veterans don't join the auxiliary in the veterans organizations either.

I think this shows disrespect to the veterans and their service.

It is only one or two hours a month.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor,

I hope people read Michael Reagans's column in Thursday (9/7/11) "Professors don't know everything". It's about how academics and intellectuals from places like Princeton, Harvard, and Yale are ruining our nation.

I agree when he says "Washington needs to stop listening to these allegedly high-minded academics". We all know when someone becomes this smart they usually become a liberal. This is probably because they use their brain so much that it becomes overheated and it makes them become liberal.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

We expect our government legislative leaders to provide the best possible solutions to problems that private industry can not nor desire not to provide. Roads and bridges are two of these types of problems in Carbon County.