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While I’m Wasting Ink

I take great umbrage with P. Jay Amadio’s column of December 3. I wrote in Blank for township supervisor and I’m proud to say that I did my duty as a citizen. My road is in the worst condition that it’s been in, in 28 years. It’s about 1 1/4 lanes wide after the most recent rain, and unsafe to drive. Blank would do a far better job of maintaining the roads. Maybe next time I’ll write in the Tooth Fairy. If the poor little boys and girls at the courthouse don’t like it, they should take a job in the private sector.

While I’m wasting ink, Route 267 needs real repairs, not talcum powder. ‘Nuf sed.

Sincerely,

David A. Kerr, Jr.

All On The Same Side

In answer to Amadio’s column of 12/10/03 about Unions

If you want a picture of the future of the American worker without a Union, imagine a boot stamping on a human face. Change that boot to a custom-made shoe or tasseled loafer. Many workers do not realize everything they have can be taken away from them if laws on the books are not obeyed to the letter of the law. Why should the Union's presence in the Court House intimidate our new Commissioners? Aren't we all on the same side?

The Union is supposed to signify Brotherhood, Unity and Camaraderie. Unions are for the worker, but against no one. The Union has a simple premise–they realize the individual is helpless when confronting powerful companies or organizations.

Today, white collar workers, especially in the computer field do not think of themselves as having jobs, they have careers. They work like galley slaves to keep these careers afloat. Some do not think they need Unions; they are making a big mistake.

Sincerely,

Marion Dabulas

Susquehanna, PA

Farmers’ Testimony Is Important

The next regional milk hearing will be held on January 12, 2004. According to the National Family Farm Coalition, the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro Ag), and the Family Farm Defenders, the milk hearing will be held on the Tioga County fairgrounds, Whitneyville, PA at 10:00 a.m. The fairgrounds are located just off Route 6, halfway between Mansfield and Wellsboro, PA. The hearing will be patterned after the milk hearing held previously (November 17) at Keystone College.

Dairy farmers, consumers, and local business people are urged to testify at the hearing. Anyone interested in testifying should call Pro Ag at (570) 833–5776 or (814) 367–2788.

We are encouraging dairy farmers to testify and illustrate how low milk prices have affected their operations. Also, dairy farmers are urged to offer their suggestions on how to rectify the situations. Local agri-business people are asked to illustrate how low milk prices are affecting their business. Consumers are urged to attend the hearing in support of their local dairy farmers.

Both Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Rich Santorum will have aides attending the hearing and Congressman John Peterson’s office will also be represented.

Lunch will be served by personnel from the fairgrounds at a minimal cost. In case of bad weather, the hearing will be on Wednesday, January 14.

Testimony given at the hearing will be forwarded to the National Family Farms Coalition office in Washington, DC. Anyone that testifies will have ten minutes to deliver their testimony. We are urging each one to submit 15 copies of their testimony.

Sincerely,

Arden Tewksbury

Meshoppen, PA

What A Blessing!

Thank you so much for putting the notice about the Cantata at the First Baptist Church in the paper in the manner that you did. With it being such a large item in the paper and easy to see many, many folks came, which was a blessing to everyone participating after all the months of practice. The music was beautiful and we hope everyone was blessed.

Thanks, again and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Sincerely,

Mrs. LaVerne Kuhn

Church Secretary

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