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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

There was a service held on Oct. 13, for the men and women that served our country. Veterans of the sea born services. NAVY, MARINES, COASTGUARD, AND MERCHANT MARINES.

It was a nice turn out. The service was excellent. Pastor Marjorie H. Keiter did a wonderful job.

However most of the people that attended the service were not veterans and I am thankful they showed up. The veterans that did show up were few and I thank God for them.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

On Oct. 12, the Jim Thorpe Zoning Hearing Board (JTZHB) held a meeting to decide if a car wash proposed by Todd Mason would be approved or denied.

On Oct. 13, Channel 13 aired a short clip concerning the meeting. The clip showed the applicants lawyer basically stating that - if the Jim Thorpe Zoning Ordinance (JTZO) did not allow increased congestion on its streets, no new businesses would ever open in Jim Thorpe. He hinted that the ordinance was old and not progressive.

I submit he is wrong on all counts.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

To the voters. We are days away from the most historic election of our lifetime. The future of our nation, our freedom and our economic prosperity rely on who you cast your vote for this time around. Over the past two years, we have watched as a perfect storm of liberal policies have dragged our economy into a ditch and destroyed the principles which our country was founded upon. The time is now.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

We are writing this letter as an appeal to the esteemed Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 board of directors in regard to Robert Sutjak, transportation manager. Many of us have worked with Mr. Sutjak for the entire duration of this employment with CLIU. During that time, he effortlessly and consistently demonstrated traits of professionalism, leadership and empathy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have just heard some very disquieting news: the annual "Jim Thorpe Idol" competition will not be held again.

It seems Ms Barbara Conway (Superintendent of Jim Thorpe Area Schools) has decided this.

Two "mothers" have complained because their child did not place. The mother of the girl contestant was very vocal, calling Natalie Kmetz some extremely unladylike names and the mother of the boy contestant yelling that she was unfair and "rigging" the contest.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

Am I the only one sick and tired of these political ads?

Vote for this one- don`t vote for that one.

This one is a crook - that one is for the people.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE - BULL !!!

I`d hope they'd get smart and limit these ads to two weeks before election - but a week after this election they`ll start on the next one.

Also, how about making donors sign and pledge that they won`t look for any favors or anything if their guy gets elected?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

As a recent employee of a local convenience store, I wish to comment on the number of young customers I encountered who had no idea how to count money.

I have to wonder what exactly is being taught in our schools. In the 1950s it was thought that girls did not need to learn things such as chemistry since it was not likely that they would use such knowledge in their lifetimes. As we have evolved, it is obvious that this thought process is incorrect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have about had it with TV, I am tired of all the commercials and negative campaign issues.

I would greatly appreciate if all the candidates would tell us what they are going to do for us and cut the nonsense about their opponents,. Most of us already know whom to vote for, that is if you have kept

Current what's going on in the State and The US Government.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Election season is upon us. We see the ads on TV, the mailers in our mailboxes and soon the yard signs will be everywhere. All of the candidates running for office are talking about one thing; the economy!

They have a right to be talking about it. It is on everyone's mind. People just can't find work. And the local economy is really hurting. What I don't understand is elected officials talking about the economy and the need to create jobs but then in the same instance wanting to tax companies that create jobs.