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Letters

  • Letters to the editor

    Remembering a very
    special lady, Ivy Jones

  • Letters to the editor

    Homeschool Fellowship meeting
    The first meeting of the Sumter county Homeschool Fellowship will be on Sept 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park in the west wing (back side) or under the pavilion if the weather is nice.
    I have a lot of free curriculum. If anyone has used stuff to give away or sell cheap you are welcome to bring it to the meeting.

  • Letters to the editor

    Road congestion
    Congestion on our roads costs the U.S. an estimated $145 billion annually in wasted time, repairs and operating expenses. That’s an unnecessary burden that our economy is in no shape to carry.
    Yet, Washington seems to be toying with short-term transportation plans and cuts to transportation funding. That’s no way to remedy America’s gridlock. Instead, Congress should pass a long-term (at least six years), well-funded surface transportation bill that allows for real road, bridge, rail and transit improvements.

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    Volunteers to help out with pre-school?
    In these times of not enough money to fund all the pre-school programs and services that are necessary to help the less fortunate children in our society, it is important that parents and grandparents step up and volunteer their help.

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    Killer of four motorcyclists going to prison
    On March 13, 2010 Paul Sermons got drunk, got into his truck, and decided to drive down County Road 476 in Sumter County. The traffic in front of him going slower than Sermons wanted, he began passing other vehicles. The two motorcycles coming in the other direction had no chance. Sermons hit both bikes ejecting all four riders; with one rider being launched into the windshield of the truck Sermons was passing. All the motorcyclists were killed.

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    Thank you Terry Yoder and family
    The skies of Lake Panasoffkee were once again sparkling with the most beautiful display of fireworks for our country’s birthday.
    Thank you to the Yoder family for the wonderful celebration of patriotism you have shown our community. It was a stellar performance of entertainment for miles of viewers.
    I am also proud to say I have witnessed more homes displaying our flag during the July 4 weekend than ever before, even an entire row of homes in Tracy’s Point had flags all along their whole road.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 7, 2011

    ASPCA leads sheltering effort for animals
    The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin, Mo., dispatched its disaster response team to lead emergency sheltering efforts and assist in field rescues of animals displaced devastating tornado that struck May 22.

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    Why are Republicans staying home?
    When the Tea Party loses its political fever, the GOP grows more uneasy. In a recent poll by a Republican pollster, Alex Patton found that registered Florida voters said the Tea Party did not represent their views. Independent voters look unfavorably on the Tea Party by 3 to 1. Thus, the GOP has a problem: If GOP candidates hug the Tea Party, they will lose; if the GOP candidates ignore the Tea Party, they also lose. (St Petersburg Times, June 26, p. 3B)

  • Letters to the editor

    Paul Ryan’s plan to
    save money
    The Paul Ryan plan to replace Medicare is getting lots of attention. The Economist Magazine, OpenCongress.com, KaiserHealthNews.org, TheExaminer.com, and The Center of American Progress all agree that the Ryan plan is bad news for senior citizens and future retirees.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 9, 2011

    Thank you
    I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for making the 2011 SCARC, Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament a great success. The tournament held on May 6 at the Shady Brook Golf Course netted just over $12,000 in cash and in-kind donations for SCARC, Inc. all the funds remain in the county to provide services to adults who are developmentally disabled.