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Letters

  • Letters to the editor

    To the average person, having someone hold your hand, walk your dog or acknowledge your service to the nation with a salute is a nice gesture.
    For hospice patients, such actions can mean the difference between living life to the fullest and dying.
    Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care offers a variety of services to our patients including respite care, Pet Peace of Mind and our veterans program Cornerstone salutes! These programs contribute to our overall mission to give dignity and comfort to people during their most difficult journey.

  • Letters to the editor

    New services  are          available at library
    The Sumter County Library System is proud to announce two new services available to the community.
    Are you thinking of purchasing an eReader? Before you buy it – check out a Kindle™ device at your local library through the new eReader lending service. Each Kindle™ device will come pre‐loaded with fiction and non‐fiction titles plus a collection of classic titles. Reserve a device using the online catalog at www.SumterPublicLibrary.org

  • Letters to the editor

    Thanks for the coverage
    First United Methodist Church of Bushnell would like to thank Brenda Locklear and the Sumter County Times for the article and pictures from our Spring Bazaar.  
    We consider the rummage sale to be a part of our ministry to the community, providing useful items at bargain prices.  We enjoy serving others on the day of the sale, and we welcome the opportunity to meet new people and visit with friends from other churches.

  • Letters to the editor

    Victim’s Rights Week
    April 6th marks the beginning of this year’s National Victim’s Rights Week, a time to focus on victims of crime and celebrate our nation’s progress in serving them. This year’s theme is “30 years: restoring the balance of justice.”

  • Letter to the editor

    What is more likely

    Let’s take a closer look at the earth’s temperature. First let’s put a few stakes in the ground.
    First Stake; you would agree that the earth’s temperature is determined by our relationship to the Sun?
    Second Stake; just tipping on our axis causes our change of seasons.
    Third Stake in the ground; that just the difference in the distance from the sun, from the equator to the center of the earth, causes both the North & South Poles to be permanently frozen.

  • Letter to the editor

    No to legalized marijuana
    As the deputy chief of police for the City of Coleman, I join the Florida Police Chiefs Association in its strong opposition to any and all proposals that would legalize or decriminalize the sale, possession or use of marijuana.
    I believe the currently proposed constitutional amendment places the safety of the Sumter County citizens in jeopardy, primarily due to the potential for expansion well beyond medical treatment for serious conditions.

  • A special day

    A special day
    Saturday, February 8, was a very rainy, wet day. A good day to stay home, cuddled up in front of the TV and take advantage of a rainy day nap.
    However, there was a group of people who gathered in support of the Lane Purcell Hospice House and the 4th Annual “Spice It Up for Hospice” Chili Cook off that braved the cold and very rainy day to show support for a Hospice cause. Not one single chili team called to cancel, every team showed up.

  • Letters to the editor

    Thank You
    The family of Mother Annie Mariah Steele Wilson would like to personally thank each and everyone who have reached out over the past weeks after we suffered the loss of our dear beloved mother.
    We appreciate the many hugs, kind words, phone calls, emails, sympathy cards, food, flowers and prayers that you have given us. May God bless and keep you is our prayer.
    “Once again, thank you for your condolences and support.” states her children, Henrietta, Maggie, Maeola, John, Kenneth and the entire Wilson family.

  • Letters to the editor

    Chili cook off benefits Hospice House
    The 4th annual “Spice it up for Hospice” Chili Cook off will Saturday, Feb. 8. There are four chili booth spaces left if anyone is interested at $20 a space.

  • Letters to the editor

    Heartfelt gratitude
    This Christmas, the Refuge at Jumper Creek was incredibly blessed by the residents, houses of worship, agencies and businesses of Sumter County. We are a homeless shelter located in Bushnell; housing not only single people, but families and single parents. Currently we have 15 children on site.
    The outpouring of gifts and support was overwhelming. Every one of our residents was blessed with gifts, but more importantly with the knowledge that they are cared for in a world that all-too-often averts their eyes from the plight of the less fortunate.