To the Editor:
Last year, through your generous contributions, we were blessed to provide a full Thanksgiving meal for over 50 families in the Western Maryland area. This was only possible through your enormous generosity.
This year, through a collaboration of the Western Maryland Food Bank and the generous citizens of the community, we want to help as many families as possible this Thanksgiving. We know there is a genuine need out there and we would love to fill it. Through your contributions, we can help so many. Your contribution is tax deductible and is much needed and appreciated.
Our request: while performing your holiday shopping this year, please pick up an additional turkey for a family less fortunate than yourself.
Contact Pastor Scott Barrow, 240-920-2279, or Jerome Younger, 240-682-0195, to arrange for your contribution to be picked up. Due to our work schedules, please call after 3 p.m. If you are unable to provide a turkey, a financial contribution would be greatly appreciated and we will pick the turkey up for you.
Meals will be distributed from the Community Food Bank, 637 N. Centre St., on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. until all donations have been distributed.
May God move you to contribute and make this year’s effort another success.
Jerome C. Younger
To the Editor:
We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:
The first step
If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.
Where to look
Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.
Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.
Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.
One cannot compromise on God’s word
A recent letter asked, “What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?” Most of us are familiar with John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The next verse goes on to say, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”
Ballpark project a partnership, not a government handout
To the Editor:
Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.
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Decriminalizing marijuana lines pockets of drug cartel
Has the Maryland government decided they like contributing to the drug cartel? Their new decriminalization of marijuana does nothing but line the pockets of the cartel.
We’ve never been big fans of speed cameras, primarily for two reasons. First, because the cameras are not always accurate, and secondly because many jurisdictions seem to create revenue by installing cameras and issuing high numbers of speeding tickets.
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