Letters to the Editor

Thank you for sharing true meaning of Christmas

To the editor: I am writing to thank Lewistown residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Lewistown and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, ...

Illegal immigration has USA melting in the dark

To the editor: This letter is for the Trump-hating liberals and socialists out there who want open borders and do not want to get illegal immigration under control by securing our southern border with a physical barrier. If you have your way, pretty soon the United States of America will ...

No one has the right to take an unborn child’s life

To the editor: I turned on the TV to see and hear the celebration and shouts of joy in New York. What I didn’t expect was what they were celebrating — the passing of a law to make it legal to murder the unborn, even as far as to date of birth. How sick to celebrate brutal tortures and ...

Community Christmas Project is work of many

To the editor: The Community Christmas Project is comprised of some local churches, businesses and individuals who help the less fortunate families in Mifflin County to have a Merry Christmas by providing new clothing, games, toys and crafts to the children in those families. This project ...

If we don’t hold politicians responsible, we’re to blame

To the editor: A number of years ago a man told me that politicians are like a bunch of bananas. I asked what he meant by that and he replied that they cling together, are yellow and there are no straight ones in the bunch. Both he and I knew that it was a joke at that time, but now I’m not ...

Buchanan gets a lot wrong in recent column

To the editor: I often agree with the commentary of Patrick Buchanan but the editorial that appeared in the Jan. 15 Sentinel contained several statements that I must take issue with. Mr. Buchanan makes the statement that “the Democratic Party is hostile to white men, because the smaller ...

Santa’s Bookbag is result of hard work of many

To the editor: This year’s Santa’s Bookbag project was very successful due to the hard work and generosity of many people. Working with The Sentinel, the Salvation Army and local Community Christmas Project, we provided books at Christmas for more than 500 children. Each child received ...

Meat canning project needs community support

To the editor: On Feb. 11-14, we will hold our 45th Annual Central Pennsylvania Meat Canning Project at the East Derry Fire Company; located at 1800 Glenwood Ave., 2.2 miles north on U.S. 522 from the 322/522 interchange in Lewistown. To date, with your support, we have canned 688,854 cans of ...

For those who want some facts on immigration

To the editor: If you are interested in facts, Joan Loewen, here is a fact for you: Illegal immigrants cost this country $14.7 billion a year. That fact came from The Sentinel and it concerned only one of the areas that I mentioned in my letter. If it is correct, as you stated, undocumented ...

Alternative Gift Fair requires work of many

To the editor: The Alternative Gift Fair Committee of East Kish Presbyterian Church in Reedsville would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped make this year’s fair a success. Through the generosity of those who came and donated that day and those who donated through the ...