Reader: A nation that prays together stays together Dear Editor,
Fulfillment of the prophetic word is front page news. This event will be the final confrontation of light and darkness (Zech. 14:4). The Lord returns to the “Mount of Olives”.
Everlasting changes will be set up. Cosmic changes will be set. Also weather; illumination and geographical. The Old Testament says “Look unto me; and be ye saved all the ends of the Earth” (Isaiah 45:22).
Prophetically, time has hastened as we view a...
Special Needs Parenting: I did NOT sign-up for this! A few weeks ago, I took my Asperger/ADHD/Bipolar/Asthma son Connor, 10, to COSI (Center of Science and Industry, Columbus) for a family workshop on Beginning Soldering. My prayers began as I went verbally over what he could expect and what my behavior expectations were of him on the car ride there.
“I don’t know if you or only I will be allowed to use the soldering iron,” I warned. “You can’t get upset if you’re not allowed, or they’ll thro...
Jodi Hobbs, Mother and home educator to two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
W.Va. delegate reports progress to constituents Early in the week in the House of Delegates, we had a spirited debate over pay raises for magistrates. I voted against the raise. At a time when the Governor has directed cuts in state agencies, like senior services, education, and veterans assistance it just does not seem right to vote for a pay raise of over $7,000 per year, a cost of $740,000 per year to state taxpayers. The bill passed the House by a small margin. It will now go to the Se...
WV Del. Jim Butler, 14th DistrictGallipolis Daily Tribune
Community Corner After 38 years of operating greenhouses in Syracuse, Don and Linda Hubbard have gone out of business, and the buildings have been demolished.
The couple went into growing plants 38 years ago and, in the beginning, had more than a dozen greenhouses. For many years they were plant providers for K-Mart and Ames Department Stores.
It was a thriving business to the end, and many of us will miss driving up to Hubbards to buy our flowers and shr...
Charlene Hoeflich email@example.comGallipolis Daily Tribune
Reader: Meth problem seems elevated because of good police work Dear Editor,
This letter is from a retired police officer. Mason County has a large number of arrests for meth because [law enforcement officers] are doing a good job, and the problem is a never-ending problem. If the officers in other counties worked as hard, maybe the meth problem in Mason County would not look so bad! To the officers of Mason County, keep up the good work!
Formerly of Mason County, W.Va.
Reader supports stronger protections for our children Dear Editor,
Our children are our greatest and most important natural resource and our greatest hope for a better and happier world of tomorrow.
They belong to all of us and must be protected by us even if it means giving up our own life to do so. Those brave teachers who died during that terrible school shooting and that brave school bus driver are all American heroes.
Here are some ways that we might want to protect our children:
Out-of-town visitor disappointed in Mound Hill experience Dear Editor,
Having been born and growing up in Gallia County, one of the most fond and beautiful memories I have is visiting Mound Hill Cemetery, with my parents, and looking out over the Ohio River.
On a recent visit to Gallipolis, and going to Mound Hill (parents, et. al. are buried there), it definitely is only a memory.
I find it impossible to understand how anyone could even think of destroying all of the beauty, to say nothing of...
Community Corner Having a sense of humor is a great personality trait, and I believe Kathy McDaniel was well blessed with that quality.
She writes the Southern Charge United Methodist Church newsletter and mails it out to several people, including me, and there’s always something there that makes me chuckle.
This week it was about a Sunday school teacher relating the story of Lot’s wife who looked back as she was leaving Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into...
Reader fears for safety of future Boy Scouts Dear Editor,
“Due to the complexity of this issue”, the Boy Scouts of America’s leadership has decided to put off for now a decision on whether to allow homosexuals to join the organization (see BSA’s official statement at www.scouting.org/executiveboarddecision.aspx). So we will have to wait until they meet again in May to hear their final decision. Well okay, at least they haven’t completely caved to political pressure and the perverted h...
SNP: I did NOT sign-up for this! I’ve introduced my special needs daughter Aurora several times in this column. What I’ve not discussed is how being the sibling of a diagnosed autistic brother affects her behaviorally and socially. Not only does she suffer the stress of her brother’s behaviors and outbursts on a daily basis, but she exhibits many autistic traits herself. For children to be diagnosed with autism, they must exhibit a certain number and severity of traits. This...
Jodi Hobbs-Saunders, Mother and home educator for two special needs childrenGallipolis Daily Tribune
Former Mason County resident applauds local response Dear Editor,
I have just finished reading online the story of Pt. Pleasant, WV and Pt. Pleasant, NJ, and the help from WV after Super Storm Sandy. Was I surprised, indeed not!! With my husband having served Bellemead UM Church and myself helping in things like this, and knowing what the area does for others, my heart was warmed tremendously to see members of the church still at it and those around them doing the Lord’s work for somewhere el...
IRS intensifies national crackdown on identity theft WASHINGTON – Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico, which involved 215 cities and surrounding areas.
The coast-to-coast effort against 389 identity theft suspects led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, informat...
Reader ponders mistreatment of flags Dear Editor,
As an American, as a veteran, I am appalled at the lack of respect people who are flag fliers have.
Now mind you, I am so glad you want to fly them, but you don’t even care when your flag gets tattered or torn. I drive around the country and see so many businesses with these huge flags, or even small ones that are completely ripped to shreds. Wake up, unless that flag was flown in a war, it shouldn’t look like this. There are...
Community Corner I read someplace recently that the biggest regret in life most people have when it comes to the end of a year or near the end of life is not the things they did and wished they hadn’t, but the things they didn’t do but wished they had.
How many times have you said, “I wish I had but didn’t because …” and then give some silly reason why.
Over the short term we tend to regret actions, things we did that we wish we hadn’t, but over the long ...
Charlene Hoeflich, firstname.lastname@example.orgGallipolis Daily Tribune
It’s time to get behind the Violence Against Women Act As a husband, father and grandfather, it is incomprehensible to me how anyone can abuse a woman, a child or even a man. Truly, life is tough enough without perpetrating violence. That is why I am a proud cosponsor of the Violence Against Women’s Act — a bipartisan commonsense piece of legislation that will make a real difference for West Virginians.
We know that since it first passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has reduced domes...
Joe Manchin, U.S. SenatorGallipolis Daily Tribune