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Who are we?
To the editor: Listening to the newscasters the past weeks regarding the killing of the little angels in Newton, Connecticut makes me wonder who we really are.

When will we wake up? If we look around us we see a country which doesn’t want the almighty displayed. No mention of God is wanted in our schools, government buildings, and school books.

We have professional athletes, rock stars, and inventors with public statues. We sell video games with shootings, killings, and destruction to our kids.

When will we wake up?

Control of weapons used by soldiers – not hunters – is a must. Politicians are more worried about losing votes than standing up for what we all know is a must.

Also remember that the federal government, court decisions, and other factors led to the closing of facilities that housed and controlled people with mental illnesses. We now have many of these poor folks now walking our streets with no one to turn to.

How sad that billions of dollars are spent on election campaigns but the dollars are gone that helped those who need direction.

We can all gather and pray for those poor souls – but not in schools.

May God help us.
Larry Erard
Oregon
 

Cooler days coming?
To the editor: My grass is green and three of my rose bushes are in bloom.

The weather man on TV said this is the warmest year on record. Then he mentioned the last warmest years were 1933 and 1973 – 40 years apart.

That reminded me that 20 or 30 years ago scientists went to the Arctic and drilled samples out of glaciers. They discovered our weather has 40-year cycles.

If so, there are cooler years ahead. If the industrial nations use more fuel-efficient autos, solar panels, and wind-driven generators we may save the earth and man.
Louis Agoston
Toledo

 

Thanks from Sr. program
To the editor: On behalf of Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 Be a Santa to a Senior program. Through your generous support we were able to deliver 350 gifts to seniors in Ottawa County.

Thank you to Wal-Mart, the Rite-Aid stores in Genoa, Oak Harbor and Port Clinton and Lori Jo’s in Elmore for allowing us to put up the trees with the gift requests. Thank you to Ottawa County Senior Resources for helping deliver the gifts.

Finally, thank you to the Home Instead Senior CAREGivers for helping to wrap and prepare the gifts for delivery. We are so appreciative to all of you for remembering the seniors of Ottawa County during the Christmas season.
Michele Mueller
Community Service Representative, Home Instead Senior Care