Parents: You are failing your children and society Dear Editor,
It is time to turn a corner. Our society, our future, our welfare depend on it. I spend a massive amount of time traveling. And as I travel I meet thousands of different people. I have met many teachers from around the U.S., and I am hearing so many alarming things. Things like that they are scared to go to work, because their children threaten their lives, steal their belongings, and there is nothing they can do about it.
Community Corner “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” – or are you so overwhelmed by the rush to get ready for Christmas, that you don’t have time to enjoy the sights and sounds which abound or to stop and reflect on the reason for the season?
It just seems for many of us that holiday preparations, not to mention the financial pressures of the season, take over leaving us more frazzled than festive. Granted, Christmas takes more preparation than any othe...
Charlene Hoeflich, firstname.lastname@example.orgPomeroy Daily Sentinel
The promise in the expectation Over the past couple of months, I have been going through a transition. This transition has been more than circumstantial, it has been spiritual, as well. I have had to let go of what I want and examine what I need. I have had to consider where I really am in relation to God. I have had to let go of me and cling to Christ as never before.
Advent is about preparation for reconciliation. I realize that I have been like the children of Israel ...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! The first sentiment I wish to express is directed to the parents and residents of Newtown,CT. I cannot begin to understand your loss or pain; no one can. You have not only mine, but the love and support of a nation who unconditionally grieves with you.
“I don’t understand. Those children won’t be able to go on with their lives because they were murdered by a very hostile individual.”
This is the response to the Newtown, CT tragedy from my...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Citizens fight to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid All over America, including Chillicothe, Ohio, citizens are rallying to save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from unnecessary cuts that will hurt millions of ordinary people. The fear is that these vital programs will be scapegoated in Washington as the politicians grapple with a national debt caused by past tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Social Security has been with us for 76 years, created by President Roosevelt a...
Woman shares personal Christmas story Dear Editor,
Hello, I am privileged and honored to coordinate a local Stroke Survivors’ Support Group. We meet monthly at the library and the participants offer support, encouragement, friendship and education to one another, as well as always willing to share their sense of humor. They are encouraged to pursue creative outlets or to help others. The following is a true story written in December 2008 by Georgia French, who requested that I ...
Pro football player offers congrats to Wahama Dear Editor,
My brother, Bob Barton, was kind enough to send me the information on the Wahama Championship. Wow! What a game. As a former Wahama football player, I am very proud of and happy for the team and Coach Cromley and his staff. Congrats also to the loyal fans. Keep up the great work!
Wahama Class of 1952
Denver Broncos 1961-63
2010 Wahama Sports Hall Of Fame
Cut foreign aid, not American programs Dear Editor,
Get Ready America!
Your taxes are going up, your Social Security checks will be cut, Medicare will be cut, and all programs to help the poor in America will be cut and the American worker looking to retire will work ‘til you die. Yes, the government is raising the retirement age again. Forget retirement in America, just work ‘til you die.
Have you seen a Congressman or Senator or President say, “Let’s cut foreign aid?”Forge...
Getting to know our enemy — meth Dear Editor,
Tonight [Dec. 4], I invested two hours on understanding a problem that has become an epidemic in our area. It was a training by a representative from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) concerning meth and meth labs. This brief class was very informative about the enemy of meth.
It is an enemy. You may think you are safe just because your family does not do drugs. That is a great fallacy. Understanding the extrem...
Please slow down for Amish families Dear Editor,
I am writing because I am concerned about something. I have Amish friends who live on Boggs Road. I have seen vehicles driving way too fast on this road. It is gravel, and if you are going too fast, you would not be able to stop if you came across one of these families in their buggy. You also endanger Amish children walking to school on this road.
Please slow down on this road and other roads where Amish families live and tr...
Reader: Amazing things happen when you support United Way Dear Editor,
Amazing things happen when caring people work together to Live United. We have had wonderful people across Gallia County help raise funds for United Way. I want to thank each of them for all their generosity and time. To the Gallia County United Way Board and Executive Director Judy Walters, I say … You are very special people! Also I want to thank those that found it in their heart to donate to make a difference.
Your gift t...
Reader tells of another ‘Black Friday’ Dear Editor,
Now that Black Friday is behind us, let us reflect on all that transpired. Two or three weeks before, the TV bombarded us with all kinds of specials. The newspapers were full of advertisements, coupons, special prices, discounts, buy one get one free, etc.
By some reports, people camped out as long as two or three days before Black Friday. Other people stood in line for several hours in cold weather, waiting to get those so-c...
Make Christmas special; Sponsor a Boy Dear Editor,
The Christmas Season is upon us. It’s time to Catch the Spirit and sponsor a boy for Christmas. The Children’s Center of Ohio in conjunction with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce is asking for your support in helping make this Christmas memorable for the youth of the Children’s Center of Ohio.
The Children’s Center of Ohio is located in Patriot, Ohio at 55 Allison Road. The Children’s Center is currently working with 36 ...
Reader discouraged by cancellation of movie day Dear Editor,
It has come to my attention that Beale Elementary will not be allowed to go to the movies this year. This has been a cherished holiday event for many years. Their partner in education paid for all the expenses every year the tickets, popcorn, etc. Unfortunately, this year they were told they could not have this wonderful experience. For many of the students this was the only opportunity to attend the movies. Every year movies w...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! It was recently announced that the Aspergers diagnosis, which falls on the autism spectrum, would be eliminated from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) due out in May 2013. This is the reference and guide book for many mental health professionals, especially psychiatrists. Instead, those individuals who previously would have been diagnosed with Aspergers will be simply diagnosed as Autistic, although a rating sc...
Jodi Hobbs Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel