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:
Time to do it
It never made sense that criminal background checks were not made on medical license applications in Maryland. Fortunately — for the protection everybody — the background investigations may soon be a matter of routine.
If you don’t like the way things are going, vote to change them
I daily hear complaining about the decline of America. I also hear people say that things will only get worse and there is nothing we can do about it. Admittedly, I used to be like this.
Thanks for publishing both sides, but only one was right
Kudos to the Cumberland Times-News for publishing opposing Reader Commentaries (“Other groups get county funds, so should CHCO” and “No public funding for extremist organization,” July 30); a relatively minor issue, but a great demonstration of our cherished “Freedom of the Press.”
Hold on a minute ... we know these guys
Tom Bosley says this isn’t the Garrett County revival of “Space Cowboys”. They’re just getting the band back together — Bosley, Don Stemple, Oren Yoder and Matt Redinger. They’ve been there, done that, and they’re ready, willing and able to be there and do it again.
They can say it’s in Timbuktu, but it’s still in West Virginia
I feel that I have to respond to recent articles about the out of control Potomac Highlands Airport Authority.
State would require disclosure of chemicals used at well sites
A recent article (“Docs want full disclosure of chemicals that would be used in fracking process,” July 21, Page 1A) and editorial (“No secrets: Chemical use in fracking a concern to all,” July 22) in the Times-News might have caused confusion about Maryland’s proposal on public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
If we don’t sell it to them, somebody else will
The front page article on coal exports by AP writer Dina Cappiello is one of the most asinine and biased “news” articles I’ve read (“Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad,” July 29 Times-News, Page 1A).
- Research cost of watershed plan before implementing it
- ‘Prayers in the Park’ event slated Aug. 18 in Johnstown
Not a villain
Time was that we looked for heroes. Heroes of the make-believe variety have sold a lot of comic books. We also had real-life heroes like Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, whose deaths the whole nation mourned.
These days, we seem to be more interested in looking for villains. “Vote for me because I’m the good guy” has taken a back seat to “Don’t vote for him, because he’s the bad guy.”
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- Time to do it