May 8 letters from readers

May 07, 2013

Allow those with permits to carry weapons in school

To the editor:

A front page article on May 3, “Tax hike idea floated” quoted officials saying that we need a tax hike of $1 million to hire 11 more officers to be stationed at our schools to provide for safety. One moment of thought ought tell most thinking people that someone who wanted to inflict carnage on folks at a school should just shoot the officer first in order to remove all opposition to his (or her) destructive behavior.

Let’s save a million dollars, and really make the schools as safe as possible by allowing those with concealed carry permits to carry on school property.

A person considering such violence might reconsider because of not knowing who might be armed. If one does attempt such violence, several people then would have the resources stop such a person.

Robert Persons


Don’t forget food drive Saturday

To the editor:

I wish to thank the U.S. Postal Service and every individual that gives food for the U.S. Postal Food Drive on Saturday, May 11th.   Thank you for your time and assistance to me and all those in need during trying times.  The food provided that is picked up by you makes a great difference to the hungry and the homeless.

I have been out of work since March of 2011.  Because of that, I’ve been forced to rely on The Open Door for my daily meals and what a blessing that has been because I would not have been able to feed myself.  This is very difficult for me because I’ve always been able to, with the help of God, provide for my own needs.  I would prefer to give than to receive.

I grew up with very good work ethic and continue to seek employment.  It is very important to me, and friends who share these difficult times, to express to all those who help and give how much we appreciate all that is done.

Remember what Jesus told satan in the mountains, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”  (Matthew 4:4)

Thank you again for caring and sharing.

Roger Hanes




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