Deputy Holds the Key to Relief
Editors Note: The author has requested we share this letter to Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood with our readers.
Dear Sheriff Wood:
It was a dark and rainy night that greeted Sandy and I as we left Colo church on a recent Sunday evening.
‘The Reason for the Season’
I have a problem with some churches today who proclaim to be of Christ and serve Christ.
Why, you ask? Lets look just a minute at a couple of things:
First, the churches of today uphold the Sabbath, the Lord’s day, as Sunday, but when Christmas falls on a Sunday, the churches seem to forget all of a sudden and want to shut down services. They preach over and over “Jesus is the reason for the season” and then they close the doors. Without Christ in Christmas you wouldn’t have nothing but mas.
Council weighs two-way traffic on Maple Street
Somerset City Council may soon explore the possibility of converting a downtown Somerset street from a one-way to a two way road.
City Councilor Pat Bourne stated during Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting that he’d been approached by a citizen about making the one-way sections of North Maple Street and South Maple Street into two-way streets to allow for easier access to downtown businesses.
Protecting Our Children
This letter is in response to the recent Penn State scandal involving child sexual abuse and the apparent lack of transparency involving under-aged children.
Helping the Disabled to Vote
People with disabilities have the right, like other registered voters, to cast their ballots at polling places that are accessible to them. This includes, but is not limited to, people physically accessing their polling places in order to vote independently and privately.
Tired of ‘Politics as Usual’
I am tired of them trashing their opponents instead of offering ideas to solve our problems and bring us together.
Clinton’s reaction to Gaddafi death was chilling
The gleeful laughter of Hillary Clinton after Gaddafi’s mutilation, saying “We came, we saw, he died” is chilling, as is her offer of U.S. aid to debt-free Libya to rebuild a country that NATO demolished, killing an estimated 30,000 people and wounding 50,000 by April alone – launching 9,600 air strikes to remove their leader.
‘Taxation Without Representation’?
To the Editor:
I appreciate having a modern library in Somerset, and I believe it is an asset to the entire community. However, I am strongly opposed to the current system of funding which allows unelected officials unfettered authority to tax and to spend without being directly responsible to the voters.
Enjoyed Nancy Homecoming
Every two years Nancy High School holds a homecoming for anyone who attended, worked, or taught at Nancy High. The school closed in 1981.
On Saturday, October 1, several hundred people braved cool, windy weather and gathered at Pulaski County Park. A number of us travelled hundreds of miles to attend.
It is a time of remembrance, reflection, recalling dreams and hopes, and renewing acquaintances (catching up on what has been happening in each other's lives-whether it has been two years or over 50 since you last saw each other).
Thankfully, name tags help avoid embarrassment when you fail to recognize someone you had known well. Occasionally you may meet someone that you had forgotten entirely until your memory was jogged. It may be hours later that your mind puts together who they were and brings back your memories of them.
Some of the NHS alumni have travelled the world—others have rarely left Pulaski County. Some have made fortunes—others have not been so fortunate. Some have gained fame and recognition—others have lived quiet unassuming lives.
But on this first Saturday in October we are all glad to see each other and renew friendships long dormant. It was great to have attended a small school where you knew everyone in your class, almost everyone in the classes ahead of you, and many in the classes under yours. Many of us were disappointed that some schoolmates that we wanted to see were not there.
Everyone seemed to enjoy stepping back in time and reliving a happy four years of more than three decades ago. Hopefully the volunteers who work hard to keep this biannual event going will continue their good work. I will keep attending "as long as the Good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise."
Nancy High School Class of 1954
Our Library is a Good Investment
Of all the investments I make through my local taxes, none is better spent than at our Pulaski County Public Library. Although writer Charles Bullock sought to criticize the library's miniscule increase in revenue (a whopping 6.3 cents from 6.0 cents per $100 value of real estate and 7.6 from 6.3 cents per $100 for personal property--that's PENNIES we're talkin' about, folks), I don't know of anything in our county that is a better BUY--OR more essential to our residents, especially people with limited means who count on the library for its services...
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