Letters to the Editor

Support of Special Olympics is appreciated

To the editor: The spaghetti dinner to benefit the Special Olympics at MCHS on March 23 was a success! We would like to personally thank the people and businesses who helped make the dinner so successful. Thank you to the Sharp Shopper, the Lewistown and Burnham Giant stores and the Weis ...

Thank you for donating to Farmers Care Day

To the editor: We want to thank everyone who took the time to donate to the 2018 Farmers Care Day! We had a very successful year and the Ronald McDonald House is always very thankful. Donating in Mifflin County were: APM, Giant Food Stores, Mark Ellinger, Ernie and Sonieta Harrop, Milroy ...

Second Amendment isn’t to blame for shootings

To the editor: I have been watching the news and listening to the various remarks about the school shooting in Florida recently. There has been so much hate-filled rhetoric, half truths and misleading statements that I thought that I needed to write a letter and put in my two cents. First ...

Being involved in the community keeps it alive

To the editor: I read with interest the story in the Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, issue of The Sentinel concerning the residential internet survey and the very poor response of about 6 percent. That is unacceptable in a rural community that has been losing people, businesses, jobs and vibrancy. ...

PIAA is not to blame for hijab controversy

To the editor: I have spent decades working around and studying the PIAA’s rules, and would be the first to agree they are not always right or sensible. Blaming the agency for a student athlete’s intentional violation of rules is unfair (“PIAA shows its NCAA-like ability to make ...

Telling the truth about recent violence in schools

To the editor: Why, we ask, are people taking the lives of children and others? I am a Christian and know the truth that God’s infallible word tells us. Take his word out of their life and there is no love. Take the Bible out of schools and the devil takes its place. Love and respect are ...

‘Sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind’

To the editor: When I was a boy living in a rural area, we went to a one room school house. We boys carried pocket knives to school. Some of the boys brought rifles to school to hunt on the way home from school. From grade school into high school, we would have scripture reading prior to ...

JV Striders appreciate support of event sponsors

To the editor: It is with great appreciation that the Juniata Valley Striders would like to extend our thanks to the many sponsors of our events and our organization in 2017. We spearheaded several races that would not have been possible without our generous sponsors and volunteers: 1. ...

Cutting size of state House is not a good idea

To the editor: Last year the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation that would cut the number of state House members from 203 to 151, a decrease of 52 representatives. If that legislation is approved by the General Assembly again this year, it could appear on the ballot in the ...

May meat canning prove to be continued blessing

To the editor: Thank you, God, for allowing us to can, and making this the 44th year for your project in Central Pennsylvania. We canned 34,000 pounds of turkey which produced 21,297 cans of product. We were able to pay for the turkey on time, but we still need help to pay the cost for ...