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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 18, 2011

When I gave the opening speech at the Tamaqua Salvation Army groundbreaking ceremony for the new building, I emphasized the fact that the people who lived in Tamaqua the longest are the most cynical. I cautioned the crowd that cynicism is like a cancer on a community and that good people who care will stop if the majority is negative and cynical. That was 12 years ago, and here we are with the same glass half empty attitude.

No one thought we could raise enough money to build a Salvation Army center.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dear Editor:

Three recent occurrences should have everyone in America questioning the intent of their government. The first is the shooting of former Marine Jose Guerena who served two tours of duty in Iraq and was shot 61 times in his own home by a SWAT team serving him a warrant. The next, is the arrest of Adam Kokesh (another former Iraq War Veteran and host of Adam vs. The Man) when he was body slammed to the ground and arrested for dancing just after a couple, who started slow dancing inside the Jefferson Memorial, were also arrested.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

Those with the power to elect our presidents and congressmen-and many who themselves get elected-believe that dinosaurs lived two by two upon Noah's ark, that light from distant galaxies was created en route to the earth and that the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt and divine breath in a garden with a talking snake by the hand of an invisible God.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

l have received two responses concerning the evolution debate, neither of which are relevant to the topic. I am concerned with Darwin's theory for origin of species. He never discussed origin of life. That may have been added later. Both sides of the argument are in the dark about it. The creationists are satisfied with faith whereas scientists are speculating ideas. If the evidence for the physical origin of life no longer exists, they may never find the answer.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor,

Then

The winter snows and ice had passed.

Some signs of spring were here at last

He watched through clear unfrosted pane

To see the whirring wings again-

Watching for the hummingbird

The nectar mixedthe feeders hung

A robin's song at last was sung.

He rocked there in his favorite chair

Where flower scents now filled the air-

Waiting for the hummingbird

With ruby throat

And whirring wings

It came one day

What joy it brings

The hummingbird

Now

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

How about that wacky weather we've been having! How about the earthquakes, crop failures, tornadoes, floods and tsunamis in the news? How is it that one neighbor can get damage to their property during the hailstorm last week and another not? Often these things take us by surprise, so I stand in awe and say loudly: "We're not in charge!" God is!

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Banner symbolizes true meaning of Memorial Day

Dear Editor:

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone – another holiday weekend of family fun – picnics – hotdogs – steaks – carnivals fireworks - cotton candy, funnel cakes....and yes – most likely beer.

Goodness – we sure did celebrate Memorial Day … or did we, REALLY? How many Americans know what this banner is?

It pretty much sums up Memorial Day.

Those who display this banner will never forget – because – try as they might, they can't remove the meaning from their minds or their hearts.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to personally thank all the service men and women (THANK YOU), since I was not ALLOWED to by marching in the parade with my daughter's Girl Scout troop.

When it comes to honoring our service men and women, I don't think that you can have too many participants.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor,

We've been hearing a lot of talk in recent weeks about the budget crisis at Tamaqua Area School District. Bus transportation costs are an area the school board has paid particular attention to.

Absent in all the transportation analysis is any question as to why the district pays to bus their athletic teams to anywhere but Hometown to play Marian High School.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

The customer service department of PPL Utilities Corporation needs much improvement, in reference to the storm that hit the Bowmanstown area on Thursday, May 26, 2011.