April 1, 2010
Concern for neighbors
Covering news in a small town can be really tough sometimes.
Such was the case Thursday morning of last week.
Someone came running into the office and said something like, “A car has run through the dentist office.”
Close to Nowhere
Technology trials... sigh
I’m the first to admit I love gadgets and gizmos. It’s pretty easy to sell me on anything that might involve a new video game, a new computer anything and especially any new sewing technology.
The Preacher’s Corner
Too often, we hold on to our prejudices
In the official terminology of my denomination, a local congregation is known as a “particular church.” This is to distinguish a local church from the worldwide body of Christ across the ages. Our denominational constitution says that “The Church universal consists of all persons in every nation, together with their children, who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. . .” The rulebook goes on to say that “Since this whole company cannot meet together in one place to worship and to serve, it is reasonable that it should be divided into particular congregations.”
Letters To The Editor
Mayor asks -- mail back:
It’s in our hands: every year, the Federal Government allocates more than $400 billion to states and communities based, in part, on census data.
Census data are used to determine locations for retail stores, schools, hospitals, new housing developments and other community facilities.
Census data determine boundaries for state and local Legislative and Congressional districts.
The information is confidential; by law the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s response with anyone, including other Federal agencies and law enforcement entities.
With only 10 questions, the 2010 Census questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, so mail it back now.
It’s in our hands:
Thanks for helping your community
Supervisor asks also:
Hi, I’m George Zinn, Supervisor of the 4th District, and I need your help in shaping our community’s future by participating in a historic event, the 2010 Census.
Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state, local and tribal governments, and will impact the quality of life in our community. Additionally, census data determines which schools receive funding for improvements; where new hospitals and roads will be built; and how we are represented at all levels of government. More than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a short 10-question census form in March 2010. Everyone in the United States must be counted — both citizens and non-citizens. Help your community. Participate in the census. Learn more by visiting 2010census.gov.
The answers you give are absolutely protected by law, (Title 13 of the U.S. Code, Section 9) and are strictly confidential. It is illegal for the Census Bureau or its employees to share your personal information with any other government agency — not the law enforcement, IRS, Welfare, FBI, Immigration, etc.
No court of law, not even the president of the United States, can access your individual responses.
All Census Bureau employees are subject to a five-year prison term for disclosing any information that could identify a respondent or household.
Health care bill:
The so-called “health care bill” is not all about health, but government control of our lives.
This is not about Democrat or Republican issues, but so much corruption in Washington.
We are moving into the direction of socialism, causing us today to lose so many of the freedoms that our founding fathers fought for.
We must earnestly pray and seek God’s help to fight the evil forces in this country.
God bless all of you and God bless America. Proverbs 3:5-6
Welcome home from Iraq Linwood Turner
Welcome home from Iraq Michael Garner
Welcome home from Iraq Brandon Freeman
Welcome home from Iraq Prentiss ShawShanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
David Busby, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
George Frank Frayser, Army, 4th tour, Iraq
Shane Fortner, National Guard, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Mark Holland, National Guard, Iraq
Tyler Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Barry Lester, National Guard, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Deidra Olive, National Guard, Iraq
William Payton Jr., Air Force, Afghanistan
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd your, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, toured two times in Iraq; now serving his second tour in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Clebin Walker, Army, Iraq
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