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Prevent The Inevitable

The date at the top of your next newspaper is the main reason for this letter. June, the month of June.

Long days make warm nights for homeless people. We don't seem to have many homeless people in our area, not to my knowledge anyway. I guess if one has to be homeless, June would be a very good month of the year, especially in our climate.

As editors of rural PA newspapers you read practically everything that happens in our area. The thing that is tugging at my brain is, how many homeless people are we going to have come, say the first of November, and December. The high cost of fuels and the go-along with food and electricity, one can only guess we are going to be seeing more homeless people in our towns.

Small town America. I usually write about imports from China hurting our children with lead-painted toys: but the China folks have to live and eat and shelter as we do. Work for the man and do your best, but they, too are having a rough time in China.

Our world seems to be closing the gap of the rich and the poor, and you have to see it or hear about it. That is a reality. This is why I write this letter to you, sirs! It is June and America needs to be prepared for this winter, no matter where one lives. Food, shelter, heat, clothing, love and caring, this winter will make or break, I don't know how else to say this, but America's heartland. The small towns’ working class to the uptowns’ elite. One way or the other, we all will hurt. Now is the time to prepare for the winter, can anyone help?

The high cost of fuel needs to be corrected, not turn away and pay for it like good citizens. Let’s use the power of the pen and try to prevent the inevitable, it’s time for compassion and caring. Of all things to write about, please let’s try.


Peter A Seman

Thompson PA

Your Support Is Needed

The Susquehanna Fire Dept Ambulance fund drive is coming to an end. We have sent “reminder” notices to a large portion of our residents to remind them that we are very much in need of their finical support. If you have already sent your donation and received a reminder notice, please disregard. Remember that the fund drive has replaced the “Ambulance Club Membership.” By contributing to the fund drive, you are entitled to the same privileges that the ambulance membership provided. Please be as generous as you can. Over the past years it has become harder and harder to maintain the level of service, given the severe increase in operating costs.


The Susquehanna Fire Dept. Ambulance

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