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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A new babe has been born

Have you heard the good news?

Well we won't have to shop

For this baby's new shoes.

Three wise men are traveling

With treasures of old

They're bringing him frankincense

Myrrh and gold

Will the innkeeper charge him

Will the babe have to pay

For his night in the manger

And his crib in the hay?

Dear God how could this king

Spend his first night on earth

In a setting so humble

As this place of his birth?

Or did your son want to teach us

While saving our soul

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Editor,

This year Meeds Methodist Church once again opened their doors to a community-based Thanksgiving dinner. The doors opened at 3 and 5 p.m. and provided the community with an RSVP invitation.

As we entered the basement where the dinner was held, we came into warmth and merriment. Friends met up with other friends from town, as their bonds of friendship were made stronger. Strangers were absorbed into the crowd and were strangers no more as they made their way to greet the people and to be seated for the meal.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dear Editor,

For a long time now people have talked about their kids growing up and moving away.

Now people are asking for higher wages.

While looking at a map I noticed that there are a lot of states where they increased the rate of pay.

How come we aren't one of them?

We can blame ourselves for people going to other states. I can't blame anyone for wanting to make a better life for themselves and their families.

When salaries increase, business expands, people spend more and people settle in the state so their family can prosper.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

I am a citizen who has lived more than three quarters of a century. I'm concerned about the direction and the lack of respect for the rule of law and police.

Forty years ago when residents looted and burned cities to the ground, it was called a riot. I am told now the term is demonstration, which is divided into peaceful and violent. I express my sympathy to the parents of the young man in Ferguson, Missouri, but we are a nation of laws.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dear Editor,

The staff at Family Promise of Carbon County would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people and businesses that have given so generously throughout the past year. Whether it be financially or through material donations, please know that each and every item or dollar went directly to help a homeless child and their family this year.

Here is a list of some of our generous supporters:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

Regarding the recent front page headline of the appeal potentially costing school districts $600,000, this is exactly why bill 76 in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, the Property Tax Independence Act, should be passed!

School districts should wake up and abandon the archaic property tax system of raising revenue, which wrongfully evicts people from their homes and is forever subject to these appeals by overburdened, overtaxed citizens.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A few days ago while picking my grandson up from school at Panther Valley Elementary, he commented that his teacher told him that he "should stop drinking so much water."

His mother and I had just started encouraging him to drink water, and sent him two 16-ounce bottles in his backpack every day. Now he's being told not to drink so much! What's going on here? I don't get it.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Times News,

Maybe somebody in downtown Lehighton can trap and neuter one of the too many homeless cats roaming its alleys. I was able to neuter one and learned that neutered homeless cats get an ear clipped to show they were neutered.

It's debatable if any "no kill" shelter saves feral cats, since such cats aren't adoptable; the only thing to do is trap and neuter such cats, and hope they can survive on some cat food left outside for them.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

Here I go again complaining about something that bothers me and many people, but they tell ME to write you about it.

We're talking about lights. Not just any light or lights, but those that create problems! First, the new emergency vehicles, i.e. police cars, firetrucks, ambulances and fire police.

They are all now equipped with strobe lights that flash at you like a bolt of lightning! We approach an incident from either direction and immediately slow down because you can't see squat!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dear Panther Valley area residents,

The LA Events Committee would like to thank everyone who attended "Christmas in Kennedy Park" tree lighting program. This program truly helped to ring in the joyous Christmas season!

Special thanks to the following for performing traditional Christmas songs: The Panther Valley Band, under the direction of Mark Christ, St. Katharine Drexel Church Contemporary Choir and the Grace Community Church Youth Group.