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Letters

  • Councilwoman attends state training program

    Editor:

  • Exercise program helps those with arthritis

    Editor:

    I wish to thank the Health Department and especially Rachel [Dermon] for allowing me to participate in the [arthritis] exercise program that is presented there.  It has helped me so much and taught me to cope with some issues with my health and agility problems. 

    My family thanks them, too, and makes sure I do not miss a class. We laugh a lot in this class and enjoy each other. Please know, this 83-year-old appreciates the programs – and Rachel, who pushes us to keep trying to excel.

    Janie Wilson

  • Residents need to cleanup in Ghent

    Editor:

    I have some concerns about the way a few places here in the city of Ghent look. There are quite a few places that are an eyesore here. They are nasty-looking places, with trash scattered everywhere and in need of cleaning up. It is just an eyesore every time we go past them. There isn’t any sense in people living like hermits with trash.

  • Bank’s Dec. 7 open house a great success

    Editor:

    Carrollton Federal Bank hosted a Christmas open house on Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  to celebrate Christmas with the community.

    The event was well attended and received. Those attending received individual gifts, as well as homemade refreshments and personal fellowship with the staff members. 

  • Shootings offer points to consider

    Editor:

  • Bank earns thanks 
for its holiday spirit

    Editor:

    The staff and clients of the Carrollton Adult Day Training at NorthKey would like to thank Rita Power and her staff at River Valley Financial Bank for their generosity toward the ADT at Christmas. On Thursday, Dec. 20, the clients were treated to a pizza party and if that were not enough, the bank also provided a gift bag to each of the clients containing clothes, socks and candy.

    The ADT clients were very surprised and so appreciative that they were given such an unexpected gift. This is truly community service at its finest.

  • Rotary says thanks to Herb Kinman

    Editor:

    The Carrollton Rotary Club would like to thank Herb Kinman and the folks at Herb Kinman Chevrolet for allowing us to be a part of their grand reopening on Dec. 8.  Through their help, we are able to donate a gift of $500 to the Carroll County Food Pantry to help those who are less fortunate.

  • It’s time to look at spiritual answers

    Editor:

    Responding to last week’s articles advocating gun control, let me say such “fixes” are akin to putting a bandage on a large, uncleansed, infected wound. It looks better, but the wound is still there and can lead to death.

  • Focus should expand to address other issues

    Editor:

    The tragedy of school shootings such as the most recent incident at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newport, Conn., is compounded by the predictably myopic focus of the responses to such incidents. The focus tends to be almost exclusively on debates regarding interpretations of the Second Amendment to our Constitution rather than upon the basic causes and prevention of violence in our nation. The focus should be expanded to issues such as the following:

  • Guns don’t kill, people do the killing

    Editor:

    I am writing in response to Mrs. Boyd’s editorial last week calling for stricter gun laws. First I’d like to point out that, yes in fact guns do not kill people, neither do knives, baseball bats or any other product a person may find to commit acts of harm.

    In 2005, 52 people were killed in the London subway bombings; in 2002 Dr. Harold Shipman killed 172 of his patients. Timmy McVeigh killed 168 innocent people, (19 children under the age of 6, and injured 680 people). You can still buy fertilizer, racing fuel and rent box trucks.