Letters to the editor
Posted: October 4, 2012
‘The only war against women’
God set in place natural laws that govern the universe. He also gave us 10 laws, that if obeyed, would give happiness to the inhabitants of this world. One of them, the sixth, says “Thou shalt not kill.”
Then God sent his Son, Jesus, who showed us how to live. It was evident by Scripture that He loved children.
When mothers brought their young children to Jesus, the disciples sent them away, but Jesus was much displeased and said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not” (Mark 10:14).
What must Jesus, the life-giver, think of those who promote and perform abortions?
If you would like our country to turn back to God and protect our weakest citizens, those in the womb, waiting to be born, you will have an opportunity on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 until 3 p.m. During the annual Life Chain, you may stand up and make a statement and pray to end abortion. Participants will meet on Pleasant Valley Road either near Millwood Avenue or Cork Street.
Certainly, the only war against women in the United States is abortion. For many, the pain lasts a lifetime.
Thank God for the State Police
I am writing to give thanks to the Virginia State Police.
My daughter gets on and off the bus at a busy intersection on U.S. 11, and every day — morning and afternoon — it never fails that there is someone who does not stop or has to slam on their brakes to stop. I don’t know how these people cannot see a big yellow bus with its lights flashing and the Stop sign out.
The bus driver is the best. She always has to blow her horn and yell for these idiots to stop.
Really, people, you cannot stop for 30 seconds for the safety of our children? Well, God help you, I say.
I was so sick of it that I walked over to the State Police station and asked what could be done. That evening they took action by sending not one but four state troopers to the area.
I thank you all for doing that. Now maybe people will drive safer and be more alert. These are children, people. Nothing is that important not to pay attention to your surroundings.
Thank you again, Virginia State Police and a very responsible bus driver.
Paying for a ‘senior moment’
I just want to alert your readers to a problem that we recently encountered with a billing from the Frederick County Sanitation Authority. I am 75 years old and recently, instead of paying the FCSA bill, I made the payment to the SVECO — “a senior moment.”
My wife and I went on a trip and returned about four weeks later to find that our water had been cut off. I knew I had made the payment on time, but upon checking the payment list, I realized that I had paid SVECO instead.
I immediately went to the FCSA office to offer my explanation and to make the outstanding payment and asked that my water be turned back on. I was surprised when they told me that my bill would be the $126.09, plus the penalty of $12.61, a reconnect fee of $50, and a $150 deposit that had recently been authorized by the General Assembly.
No sympathy for my “senior moment.” So instead of paying the $126.09, my payment ended up being $338.70.
Look out, old people, if you make a mistake with a utility, they will indeed penalize you harshly. And they call this serving the public. Shame on you, Frederick County Sanitation Authority.
Way to go, Stephens City
On Saturday, Sept. 29, 4,600 pounds of food were delivered to C-CAP to help those in need.
This wonderful food drive was sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were responding to Gov. McDonnell’s request that Saturday be declared a “day to serve in the fight against hunger in Virginia.”
More than 2,700 families in Stephens City received a note and a bag on Sept. 22 to please help with this worthy cause. It stated the bags would be picked up on the 29th and delivered to C-CAP.
All of us at C-CAP were amazed and thankful for this huge response from the community.
You have no idea how many lives your generosity will touch. We help more than 165 families seeking all types of aid — but especially food — on a daily basis.
Please stop by anytime and see your donations in action.
Zumba to benefit cancer society
The Gifted Independent Study students of James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools invite the community to Zumba with us for the American Cancer Society this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sherando gym. Admission is $10; all proceeds will benefit the cancer society.
My students were introduced to Zumba by an amazing instructor, Francine Laduca, who is a two-time cancer survivor. My students were so inspired by her story and her dedication and commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle that they decided at the end of last school year that they wanted to host a Zumba benefit for the cancer society. They have taken that desire to reach out to others and have put their plan into action.
Healthy homemade snacks will be sold, water will be available for purchase, and a student-designed T-shirt will be available for purchase as well. So come on out, relieve some stress, have some fun, and Zumba for a great cause!
Many thanks to our two instructors who will lead us, Francine Laduca and Anna Kerry. The GIS students would also like to thank our T-shirt sponsors — Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac, Dr. Patrick J. Woznak, Amherst Family Practice, Mane Attraction Salon and Wellness Spa, Winchester Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Winchester Medical Consultants.
Gifted Independent Study Instructor
Frederick County Public Schools