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Mail Call for 1/2

January 03, 2001

Mail Call for 1/2



"We would like to have an IHOP in Boonsboro."




"I went to a local department store with my friend and her husband was in a wheelchair. There weren't any electric chairs left anywhere. We saw a woman riding around in an electric chair, she got up and got stuff, walked over and put in back in her chair cart and starting riding around again. I think they should screen the people who get into these electrical chairs before they go into the store. I think this is terrible, especially at this time of year."




"My motto of life for the new year will be, beware of stupid people in large groups."




"To all the people who are condemning the mayor of Funkstown, would you like to have his job? He is not the only one who didn't want the Wal-Mart. He is one of the nicest people I have ever known."

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"While reading Mail Call, I read about the mayor and people in Funkstown. I live in Funkstown and I don't know who the person is that is so concerned about the taverns and beer trucks double parked, blocking traffic. Get a new call in life. You say about Clear Spring going to the ski resort. I don't think they travel through the entire length of Hagerstown and I think the concern isn't as much with the traffic as it is with the schools. Why don't you put the section of town you live in and maybe Wal-Mart will build you one in your backyard."




"Here we go again. Superintendent of Schools Herman Bartlett wants more money for the board. Maybe he should take less for what he does."




"According to the front page of Wednesday's paper. 'Schools seek budget hike.' Why is the school board buses $4,000 higher from the contractor buses? That is $64,000 extra for the county buses. Looks like the county put a little icing on those school buses."

-Downsville




"While the Board of Education is getting so much money, why don't they share that money with the bus drivers and assistants? They need a raise, too."




"It won't be long until inauguration day and I just hope it is like 1968 because the people need to send a message that this will not be tolerated."




"Coffman Nursing Home would like to thank an angel. Her name is Susan. Susan baked cookies for the nurses on Christmas Day and brought in gifts for residents who had no family to visit them on Christmas Day. We want to thank her very much. God bless you Susan."




"Many thanks to Joe Eichelberger, Maryland State Trooper. A long time friend of mine. I knew Joe when he was a little boy and now he is a wonderful person. I was locked out of my house on Wednesday night and my house keys were inside. I went over to Joe's house for help. I had heard that he helped others who were in the same predicament I was in. He helped me get in my house. My neighbors weren't home and I was stranded. Thank God for nice people like my good friend Joe Eichelberger. Thank you, Hazel M. Leatherman."

-Sharpsburg




"To the gentlemen that sold me five lottery calendars last year from Potomac River Bassmasters, please give me a call. I can't remember your name. My number is 301-797-8691. My name is Martha."

-Hagerstown




"I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Williamsport for doing a great job at Christmas time. A special thank you to the town employees for doing a great job in the park. I want to wish everyone a happy, prosperous and caring new year. From John Slayman."

- Williamsport




"I want to wish my wife Jennifer a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I love you. Don."




"On Dec. 24, my wife and I were on the way to Trinity Lutheran Church, when she took a very hard fall on the ice and crushed her wrist. She was unable to get up. A Christmas angel came by and helped us. Our sincere thanks to this lady and may she have a Happy New Year and may it be generous to her."




"I for one don't want the county and city workers and city police running their vehicles around for personal use. Who do you think pays for the gas, wear and tear and new vehicles? You guessed it, us taxpayers. You must not pay taxes or you must have someone working for one of these departments, when you think this way."

-Hagerstown

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