Protect your right to own guns Dear Editor,
President Obama is about to begin to overturn your right to own guns.
His plan to do this through “Fast and Furious” backfired. He has one way left to overturn the Second Amendment—through adoption of a foreign treaty.
Many liberals believe a treaty is higher law than the U.S. Constitution though this is not the original intent of our founders. At least four U.S. Supreme Court judges believe this. So, the President is going...
Mason residents applaud Rutland festivities Dear Editor,
We live in Mason. We were invited to Rutland, Ohio, recently to enjoy their July 4 celebration. First let me say, the volunteer fire department really put on an excellent Fourth of July. I was amazed at how the firemen, EMS and their families all worked like a well-oiled clock. Rutland as we all know is a very small place, but they really outdid themselves. The fireworks were spectacular. Fire department, EMS and all who worked...
Reader pays tribute to Bob Robinson Dear Editor,
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Bob and JoAnn Robinson through Dewey and Pauline Horton and saw how much they cared for them and the respect they had for each other. Bob did the eulogy for Carolyn Heines, my oldest sister. And he did a fine job.
Bob was a good and true Christian who loved God and Jesus with all his heart and soul. He is up there now with God and Jesus who he served so very well.
May God and Je...
What about the employees after the storm? Dear Editor,
I had some thoughts about the effects of that voracious storm our area had on Friday, June 29. So many lost electricity and water. There were precious few businesses operating where one could buy food or gas.
I am wondering about the employees who soldiered through the non-stop lines of people who needed supplies.
Those few businesses that were up and running had the monopoly on the market, so to speak — as no one else coul...
Jackson County resident disappointed with representation Dear Editor,
I thought maybe our State Representative Ryan Smith might read your paper and catch a glimpse of this, since I’ve called his office several times and received no response. What I wanted to ask him was why nowhere in the 93rd District during the aftermath of the June 29th storm that left most all of his district without power, was there not even one National Guard member in the area? I may be wrong, but I was under the impressio...
Holzer Health System says ‘Thank You’ Dear Editor,
Holzer Health System would like to officially say ‘Thank You’ to the overwhelming number of staff who assisted our health system in some way during the past storms. With the power outages across our service area, our dedicated health care workers have continued to provide top-quality services for our communities, both at our facilities, and in volunteer situations for their friends, family and loved ones.
Holzer has long prid...
SNP: I did NOT sign up for this Discussing the stress on a caregiver for special needs children is a terribly difficult subject for me to broach. To tell this story, it must be real, it must be human — and I have to find the courage to bare my soul. The only way to truly understand my daily life is to hear the truth. I’m not describing the boring details or exposing the multiple skeletons in the family closet for narcissistic reasons. I’m writing to give the hopes, joys, fr...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! Tackling this topic, I am concerned with misrepresenting the following column as the ‘norm’ for SNP. There is no norm. Each family faces radically different diagnosis, resource availability, family and social support, marital and economic status, among countless other variables. But I hope by sharing our family’s story, it helps enlighten some and allow others to find solace. Last week, I physically removed my 7-year-old Bipolar/ADD/GAD/OCD/L...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator for two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Special Needs Parenting (SNP): I did NOT sign-up for this! One of the worst days of my life — and one that I shall never forget — happened about a year and a half ago when my daughter was six years old. Let me explain. I am a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 24 and had a double mastectomy with reconstruction including silicon implants. Watching me exit the shower, she calmly looked at me and asked, “Mommy, how old will I be before they cut my chest off and give me my implants?” I was ho...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Special Needs Parenting (SNP): I did NOT sign up for this! C: You’re going to hit those people on the bridge and kill them. Aaaaahhh!
C: Is there a state where U-turns are legal? Can we move there so you won’t be breaking the law anymore?
C: Just admit it. You’re confused. You have no idea where we are. You’re lost. We’ll never find the highway and get home.
Then he came home, got out craft materials without asking, drew two poster-size pictures of traffic lights and taped them to the walls with elect...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator of two special needs childrenPomeroy Daily Sentinel
Reader praises coach’s integrity, service Dear Editor:
I am disappointed that Mike Chancey has resigned as the Meigs football coach. He has been a positive influence on many the past 19 years and will be missed.
Football has been a large part of my life as an assistant coach, player, and the son of a head coach. I have seen many good coaches, along with many who did not represent the profession well, including those who played athletes with concussions against the advice of medic...
Remember — April is Donate Life Month Dear Editor:
You may know that April is Donate Life Month, a nationwide observance to reflect on the importance of organ and tissue donation. But the donation community is not alone in calling April our own.
April is also Grilled Cheese Month, home to National Library Week and includes fun holidays like International Pillow Fight Day and Scrabble Day. It would seem that every day is cause to celebrate, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m in th...
Red Cross celebrates National Volunteer Week Dear Editor:
What do you call people who consider themselves on-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week including holidays, who get out of bed in the middle of the night to help find a place to sleep for a family whose house has been destroyed by fire? These people respond to thousands of home fires a year — and they don’t get paid a dime for their trouble.
What do you call people who take the time every few months to give away one of the ...
‘Go Blue’ for child abuse prevention Dear Community Partner:
Did you know?
• Every 10 to 13 seconds a child is abused in this country.
• Five children a day will die as a result of child abuse.
• Approximately 3 million cases of child abuse are reported each year in the United States and many of these reports include multiple children.
• In 2009, Childhelp.org estimated that 6.6 million children were involved in reports and allegations of abuse. Further, these statisti...
Foundation welcomes all Meigs youth to use new ball fields To Whom It May Concern:
The Meigs local Enrichment Foundation (MLEF) was established to not only help Meigs local with a new track and stadium, but also through some unbelievable “Thank You Jesus” moments, possibly enhance the entire county.
Last year, the community phase, (funded entirely through donations, in-kind work and grant dollars) consisting of 73 acres with a softball/baseball field, shelter house, playground (under construction...