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October 7, 2012

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 7, 2012

PPGH Auxiliary thanks community for successful event

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary, I want to thank those who attended our eighth annual dinner and fashion show. It was a huge success because you attended. A special thanks to our numerous sponsors who continue each year by supporting our event through contributions. There were too many to mention, but you know who you are. Special thanks go out to First Financial Bank, which donated our grand door prize of $1,000. Edith Taylor was the lucky winner!

A special thank you goes out to the Mineral Wells High School for allowing us to utilize their beautiful facilities for our event. Dennis Ploeger and his crew from PPGH prepared a delicious “Latin” dinner with all the trimmings. We appreciate so much the advertising we received from the Mineral Wells Index and Lake Country Sun. I can’t forget our emcee for the evening. We were fortunate to have Penni Beauregard back with us this year. She did a fantastic job keeping our program moving and entertaining the crowd, too.

A great big thanks goes out to “Bargains for Better Homes” for providing the stage decorations for the evening. Adam Hull provided the wonderful music for the evening.

The auxiliary wants to thank the businesses that participated and their lovely models. Without their assistance, there would be no fashion show. The models were wonderful and the beautiful merchandise that was showcased was just incredible.

We do not have a final tally yet, because contributions are still coming in, but we expect to net approximately $15,000 profit for our local hospital. We hope you enjoyed the evening and hope you will look forward to our ninth annual dinner and fashion show in 2013!

Diane Brown, director, PPGH VolunteerServices & Foundation

Obama has, will be on the dole

Dear Editor,

There are those who believe Mitt Romney included us hardworking retirees that are on Social Security in the 41 percent freeloaders. He only meant those that won’t work, don’t work and only draw welfare, food stamps, etc. They always vote Democratic because that is the party of handouts, demonstrators and special interest groups.

If Obama gets his way the Social Security, military retired and handicapped veterans will be paying 1 percent tax on their direct deposit checks after Jan. 1. Romney paid over 20 percent taxes and 30 percent in charitable donations.

Obama has been on the dole all his life and after Jan 20, he will be on the dole the rest of his life.

Lee B. Downs, Mineral Wells

Abolish permit process for liquor stores

Dear Editor,

Since this past Tuesday’s Mineral Wells City Council meeting showed that three members of the city council is either unable or unwilling to separate their duties as a city council member from their personal view concerning alcoholic beverages it is time that special use permit requirement of the city code concerning liquid stores be abolished.

This special use permit does not determine weather a  liquor store will be permitted at that location. That is up to the TABC in Austin. All the special use permit does is certify that the building meets city building code.

Except when the individual is requesting a waiver of the 300-foot rule, the certification by the city that the request meets city requirement be an administrative function.

When the City of Mineral Wells building official signs off that all zoning requirements have been meet then the city clerk would certify that all requirements of the city of Mineral Wells has been meet.

Charles Thompson, Mineral Wells

Back those candidates who back fair tax plan

Dear Editor,

There is one thing that would, for certain, jump start the U.S. economy and create many jobs.

Expect career politicians and congressional lobbyists to resist it mightily. The reason – its adoption would adversely affect all their pocket books and seriously diminish Congress’s power over and control of American citizens.

It’s called The Fair Tax.

The Fair Tax is a “consumption” tax; a national sales tax. The IRS would be annihilated; nobody pays income tax anymore and no payroll taxes paid by businesses or employees.  Every earner keeps all they have earned! The price of all American-made goods would drop by an estimated 22 percent. That is the figure researchers estimate the income tax and the payroll taxes add to the cost of everything produced in America. The national sales tax rate would be 23 percent. So there’s no increase in cost of living for Americans.  But economists estimate that in the first year after the Fair Tax becomes law, the economy will grow over 10 percent, exports will grow by 26 percent and capital spending will increase over 70 percent. There are many additional advantages of the Fair Tax.  Read The Fair Tax Book to learn much more. Then ask your congressional candidates about The Fair Tax and insist they support it!

Glen Terrell, Arlington, Texas ggeett37@gmail.com

A vote for God, America’s future

Dear Editor,

Remember that God has blessed America in many ways. We have been blessed with an abundance of resources such as oil, gas, water and now we have many wind farms furnishing electricity.

Just a reminder to be sure to vote in the upcoming election. This is a part of our freedom and one of our rights granted to us.

It is my understanding that the Democratic Party platform endorses same sex marriages. According to the Bible, God’s Word, God does not approve of the same. If you read Genesis, chapters 18 and 19, you will discover what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah because of the practice of the same thing.

The platform also endorses abortion, which is just a sugar-coated work for murder. Those babies have a right to live and most of them now would be taxpayers and paying into Social Security. We will be held accountable as a nation for allowing this to happen. In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “suffer little children and forbid them now, to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

God told Abraham in the 12th chapter of Genesis that He would make of him a great nation and would bless those that blessed him and curse those who curse him. America, or the president of the United States, cannot afford to ignore or turn our backs on the nation of Israel.

Also we cannot ignore the killing of our ambassador and the burning of the American flag and call it  “a bump in the road.”

In II Chronicles 7:14, God said, “If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Christian citizens need to heed this as a solution to all our many problems we are facing now.

The chorus of an old gospel song says: “What will you do with Jesus, neutral you cannot be. Someday your hear will be asking, what will He do with me?”

God Bless America! I am an American citizen by birth and a Christian by choice. Vote for God and America’s future.

Robert Dee Herring, Mineral Wells

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