Letters to the Editor

Thank you for care of loved one prior to her passing

To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank all family and friends for the support and love you showed for a special mother and sister who was loved by so many. Betty Stains went to heaven on Tuesday, May 26 and will be missed so much. I would like to personally thank Dr. Eric ...

There are still people who will lend a helping hand

To the editor: My name is Tim Ruggieri. I am a World War II veteran. One day, I was in Sharp Shopper. Some people asked how I was doing and I replied that there was some spring chores around the house I was no longer able to do. This got back to the manager of Sharp Shopper Rod Overdorff. ...

Lawmakers need to stop starving public schools

To the editor: It started when the Corbett administration cut funding to the state’s smaller, poorer rural public schools, but that funding cut will finally be restored to them in the new state budget. It was local taxation that saved these poorer public schools from closing. ...

Thank you for making benefit bingo successful

To the editor: The Four Seasons Senior Center wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following merchants and community members who helped make our June 8 bingo fundraiser a success: Charles Ryan Trucking, John H. Sheaffer, Beward Pharmacy, Two Sisters Home and Gift Shop, Seredipity ...

Don’t overlook work of many area pastors

To the editor: I read with interest the article on the religion page in Saturday’s Sentinel with the headline of “Geisinger welcomes first chaplain.” I don’t understand how the hospital can ignore the many, many local pastors who spent untold numbers of hours doing volunteer chaplain ...

Referendum posed too many potential pitfalls

To the editor: Fayette Township, Juniata County, has just come through a rather contentious referendum in regard to the sale of alcohol. The Juniata County Woman’s Christian Temperance Union would like to thank all those who helped alert voters to the issue, who were willing to discuss ...

Thank you for support of Shriners Hospital drive

To the editor: On behalf of the children being treated at the Shriners Hospitals in Erie and Philadelphia, a heartfelt thanks to all that helped make our annual hospital drive successful this past weekend. Thanks to Walmart for allowing us to use their store. Thanks to all the people who ...

Organ donation saves thousands every year

To the editor: There are thousands of people dying every year from something that is completely preventable. These lives could be saved by organ donation if there were enough organ donors. Won’t you consider becoming an organ donor and changing somebody’s life? Organ donation is an ...

We aren’t animals; we’re created in God’s image

To the editor: President Trump has recently caused another controversy by calling members of the vicious MS-13 gang “animals.” The back and forth over the use of the word “animal” when referring to these violent individuals raises question about modern culture. Every public school and ...

Burnham Pool seeking donations to defray costs

To the editor: On behalf of the Burnham Swimming Pool, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the establishments and private persons who have provided us with their generous donations throughout the years. As you may or may not know, the pool operates solely on gate receipts, ...