We also appreciate all of the members of the community who have sent in donations, and those people who have contributed to the change jars we have placed around the county.
On behalf of the families that we are helping, thank you.
Alan Butsch, Ruth Bump
The Children's Emergency
Benefit Fund of Washington County
Karla Faye is beyond pain in heaven now
To the editor:
Karla Faye Tucker Brown was ushered into the presence of her Maker last night, courtesy of the Lone Star State.
Lest we quickly judge her and say, "Good riddance!", we must remember that sin is sin in God's eyes - there are no degrees with Him. If we have hated someone in our heart or done ANYTHING wrong, we are just as guilty before God as Karla was for burying that pickaxe in the bodies of her victims.
Two thousand years ago, the only Man who ever lived without doing anything wrong hung on a cruel Roman cross, His blood pouring out to atone for the sins of all the rest of mankind.
Two thieves hung beside Him on either side, paying the penalty for the wrongs they did commit.
While one insulted Jesus, the other looked at Him and pled, "Remember me when You come into Your Kingdom."
With eyes full of unfathomable love, Jesus looked back and gasped, "Today, you will be with Me in paradise."
Karla looked to the risen Lord Jesus Christ from her lonely cell on death row; today she is with Him in paradise.
Do you know where you will spend eternity? You could face it in your next breath...
Kathryn M. Freese
Sex, education and foreign aid
To the editor:
Why would teachers consider the classroom aspects in explaining the sexual conduct of the presidency a problem? Sex education in our schools is far more explicit than any act the president or anyone else could perform.
History must reflect the presidency and its impact on accomplishments to improve the nation or failure to accomplish things that benefit the nation. An example of what the presidency has done that is counter-America is the constant giving of our tax dollars to foreign nations.
This practice is against the Constitution, yet we allow it to continue while our poor continue to do without. History must reflect the facts pertaining to the political position and not the individual personal life.
In these instances, newspapers and other media should be held liable for any damages as a result of divulging this information without approval of the individual.