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Letters

  • Grandchildren are treasures to be celebrated

    Grandparents Day was celebrated at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center. Stories about their grandchildren were told by many.
    One of the residents said, “Whatever way you choose to look at it, receiving the miracle of life is a blessing from the Lord.”
    Residents agreed that some of the best times of their lives involved spending time with their grandchildren.
    A grandchild brings out the “grand” in a grandparent.

  • Art exhibit gone by the time it hit the newspaper

    A recent front page article by Dwane Wilder caught my interest. 
    But, in  reading more closely, I realized that the “Rare exhibit treat for art lovers” (title of article published in the Wednesday-Thursday Sept. 12-13 Roane County News) had already opened for display and closed, even before this article was published. 
    I was disappointed not to be able to view the work of African American artist Harold Winslow myself.

  • Local Imagination Library making a big difference

    Roane Imagination Library has been a part of our lives for several years. 
    Although our grandson is now too old to continue receiving his books, his 3-year-old sister has been getting them since she was born. 
    It is fun when Bryson looks at a new book and says, “I remember getting this book. Can I read it to Kaylee?”
    The books begin as very simple stories and progress as the child gets older. They are always good quality with lots of colorful pictures and fun stories.

  • Staying between the ditches the best course

    As I drive along life’s road, I see ditches on the right and the left.
    Driving in either ditch will cause major problems.
    Problems encountered while driving in the left ditch cannot be blamed on the right ditch. Problems encountered while driving in the right ditch cannot be blamed on the left ditch.
    This nation will not go to hell in a hand basket over political or religious differences.
    Let us all take a deep breath and disagree in a mature and tantrum-free way.

  • Was something fishy about case of resigning deputy?

    I had Deputy Derek Kennedy come to my house once for some problems we were having, and I found that he was good and honest.

    I feel bad that he left the sheriff’s department; I feel that they lost a good man.

    I have read all the write-ups in the paper on what happened when he left recently. It looked like Kennedy was trying to do his job, and David Mitchell was trying to stop him because he was afraid that his granddaughter was going to get a ticket for DUI.

  • Writer contends this fish story is 99.99 percent true

    I was reading the fishing report in last week’s Roane County News, and it brought back memories of a my last fishing trip, other than walking to a nearby creek with my grandkids.

    There may be a lesson or two to be learned for wanna-be fishermen.

    I was at work when a friend told me he had recently purchased a bass boat and asked would I like to go fishing with him on our first off day.

    “Sure” I said, quickly daydreaming of relaxing on a nice sunny day on the lake, pulling in one giant lunker after another.

  • Says truth serum should be given to police officers

    Police are stealing weapons wherever they can.

    They will have someone come in your home and hold you at gunpoint until you sign your weapons over to them.

    The officer will then get a warrant already signed by the judge and then fill it out.

    Then they will call you up and have you bring the weapons to them.

    The law doesn’t care if the warrant is delivered to your house or not, just as long as they get the weapons.

    The officers are trying to steal the weapons for themselves.

  • I-40 billboard not this Democrat’s cup of ‘Tea’

  • Death pictures posting was vile, malicious act

    My family would like to thank District Attorney General Russell Johnson for his comments and support pertaining to the malicious Facebook posting of pictures from my brother, Bill Jones and his friend’s murders.

    It was in my and most everyone’s opinion a heinous act, as well as an admission of guilt.

    This latest ploy for attention is not surprising, as Rocky and Leon Houston are like two dogs with the mange.

    No matter how much they scratch, it is going to spread until it finally consumes them.

  • Lost friend helped save his life, can you help now?

    An open letter to the citizens of Roane County:
    On Aug. 27, I let my Chihuahua out to do his business at daylight, and he wandered off and apparently got lost.

    If anyone has seen him please call me, and I will come and get him, as he is sorely missed.

    He is black and white and weighs about 4.5 pounds and had a blue halter on.

    I got this dog in 2003 from my wife to keep me company as she was working, and I was home alone.