Mail Call for 6/26

June 27, 2003

"In last Friday's paper, someone called in that there was a small black and white dog with a collar running in the woods behind their house for the past two weeks. I am missing my Shih-tzu and tried to call the number that was listed in the paper, but that number was disconnected. Can you call me back and give me the correct number, so I can call you to see if this dog is mine."

"I found a bird feather from a bird, it's red. If anyone has a collection of bird feathers and would like it, I will be glad to give it to you. Leave a number in Mail Call."

"To the person who wanted to know why there hasn't been any progress on the construction at Huyetts Crossroads. Gee, do you think it has anything to do with the fact that it has rained almost every day for the past month?"


"The county has no money to patch the holes in the road. What are they going to do, wait until they get all torn up and go back to stone roads again? They should fix them before they get out of hand."

"I would like to know when the law is going to do something about these loud mufflers on the motorcycles, cars and pickup trucks. Years ago, they ran you out of town for it. What about these loud radios, they have signs up on Pennsylvania Avenue, 'noise restriction area.' What good does that do? That is a waste of money putting them up there. They don't do nothing about it anyhow."

"Since we have an economic development commission that is operated by Hagerstown and Washington, perhaps they could do something about promoting more air freight business at our local airport."

"Have you ever tried to park on East Avenue? It's a nightmare. You work all day at your job and you come home to find no place to park. You have to park three or four blocks away from your house. Perhaps they could issue permits, one parking permit per house. You park there, that is your parking space, they could have us pay a fee, maybe $30 to $40 a month, but it would be your parking spot. Perhaps they could even make it a one-way street and have parking on both sides. Whatever they do, they have to do it soon, this is getting ridiculous."

"Someone called Mail Call and asked where to buy the memorial bricks for the Fairgrounds. Unfortunately they were sold in February 2002 and have already been installed. You could call City Hall to see if they are going to offer it again. I do know that I paid for mine over a year ago and just got them installed this spring."

"Comment on the homeless situation. I think all these good-doers who are so worried about these homeless people. They should take two or more home with them. Then we will have no more homeless problems. What do you think?"

"To the person who wanted a product to remove rust stains from their commode. I have used a product called CLR, it means calcium, lime rust. You can buy it at any local grocery store."

"To the person looking for information on Zip codes and streets and the numbers. The post office has Zip code books and includes all the cities and states in this country."

"I think it's a good idea for Bush to stay out of England for a while. Perhaps he could send Donald Rumsfeld a one-way ticket to take his place."

"I want to know if there are any Weight Watchers groups in the Boonsboro area."

"I think it's past due to get rid of Charley Reese out of the paper. All he does is condemn our president. Why don't they put him on the front line, then maybe he will learn to keep his mouth shut."

"I wish the machinery that comes up my road and cuts up my yard would come back and see what kind of mess they make. The next thing you know they will be messing up my sidewalk, too."

"Attention Kmart pharmacy, shoppers, employees and friends. Recently I had to make a very difficult decision, after more than six years of dedication to K-mart Pharmacy, I will be relocating back to my roots in New York City. It has been a pleasure to interact and cultivate relationships with this community. Many of you have impacted my life positively and I can only hope that I was able to reciprocate. I will always fondly remember this time in my life. Especially since I believe that I am a better man for having experienced it. May God bless you and guide you to a future filled with happiness. Sincerely, J.J."

"All law enforcement agencies and fire companies should know the rules and regulations regarding illegal fireworks. We had an episode where people were setting off illegal fireworks and the sheriff's department wasn't sure what was legal and what wasn't. I think they need to be informed, or else ban all fireworks."

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