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Letters

  • What happened to progressive thinking?

    Editor:
    Again, I find myself disheartened in the lack of progression.
    A very dear and old friend of mine has recently begun to turn over a fresh new leaf of life and I couldn’t be more proud. Although there have been a few bumps in the road, she remains positive through encouragement that she will soon succeed in societal demands.

  • SNIP clinic to return to Carroll County

    Editor:
    I want to take this time to let the community know that Carroll Co Animal Support will be starting our low cost spay/neuter clinics back up this month.
    This year, we are changing the way we will register clients for the clinic. We will be at the county library on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. until noon and Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. registering everyone. We will also require a deposit on that day. Last year, we had several people to sign up and then not show up.

  • Tax service supports local causes

    Editor:
    I am writing this letter to let the citizens of our surrounding area know that Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service supports two very good causes, the Home of the Innocents and Doing Our Part From the Heart.

  • Bus makes only one stop in Happy Hollow

    Editor:

  • Beware of once friendly chat site on the web

    Editor:


    I am writing in regards to a website that I see teens using often to video chat. I want parents to be aware of the danger. It is called Omegle.


    This chat website at one time was OK for teens to use. Now every other chat is pure porn. This is something you do not want your kids on.


    I watched in horror from chat to chat that they were performing lewd behavior.


    Ask your teens about the site, see what they have to say about it and make sure they are aware of the dangers.

  • Labels and extreme politics harm nation

    Editor:


     A Farewell to Arms? Please....


    I have long felt that a two party democracy has been crippling progress for America’s future for several decades now. Some call it necessary as a system of checks and balances, but I disagree.


    It has gone from Democrats and Republicans to the catch labels “right-wing Conservatives” and “liberal nut jobs” and now finally to “Tea Partiers” and “communists.”

  • Local group aids neglected animals

    Editor:


    I am writing to pay tribute to the Carroll County Animal Support Group here in our town (not to be confused with the county run shelter).


    I have been an animal lover my whole life. But for many years I just hid my head in the sand so I didn’t have to feel the pain when I saw animal neglect and/or abuse. Being a home visiting school nurse and a home health nurse for many years in the past, I have seen atrocities to animals (and to children for that matter) that would keep me awake at night.

  • McMurry earns praise from former neighbor

    Editor:
    I read with great interest your reporting of Carrollton’s’ new mayor, Gene McMurry. My family and I were fortunate enough to have lived in Carrollton for about 15 years. We moved about four years ago and have fond memories of Gene and Sue McMurry. We were also fortunate enough to have lived just two houses down from Gene and Sue and couldn’t have asked for better neighbors or friends.

  • Couple appreciates award for decorating home

    Editor:
    We would like to thank The News-Democrat for awarding us the 2010 Carroll County Christmas Décor Contest Winners. We appreciate the pictures and article regarding our holiday display and Santa’s arrival. Many people stopped by due to reading/seeing this in the paper. We hope that you will continue to have this as an annual event to highlight the community’s decorations that help people to get into the Christmas spirit.
    Joe and Sandy Beall
    Ghent
     

  • CCAS plans annual chili supper Feb. 26

    Editor:
    It’s that time of year again. Carroll County Animal Support members are working to plan and prepare for our third annual Chili Supper fundraiser.
    As in the past, we will have a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and a bake sale. And, of course, we will have an assortment of yummy, homemade chili, sandwiches and desserts.