Mail Call

June 15, 2009

"I'm calling about the wind power. There's a lot of people in Mail Call who could definitely run a lot of generators." - Washington County

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to Bester Elementary School for providing school supplies to every student for the 2009-10 school year. I have three kids who attend school there and even with a two-income household, things still get tight sometimes for us, especially with the economy the way it is. This very kind gesture is greatly appreciated. Thanks again." - Hagerstown

"A great big thank you to Michele and Larry for helping us, their elderly neighbors. Your help was really appreciated. It's nice to know there's good people like you out there. You sure were our angels at the time of need. Thank you again." - Hagerstown

"This is in reference to the Schurz family and The Herald-Mail employees, and all the other employees of the newspaper family. Sad to see your past editorial editor pass away in this family ... Role models, everybody, about being a community newspaper. Keep up the good work and your legacy will be here." - Chewsville


"I was just calling in regards to the comment about whoever went blind, and needing help. When I lost my sight, the person who helped me most was Tom Rothrock in the Professional Arts Building, there on the square in Hagerstown. But the person is right, there really isn't any help for any blind people in Hagerstown. You don't get any help unless you're 65 and I think it's ridiculous." - Hagerstown

(Tom Rothrock, Teacher for the Blind, Suite 511, Professional Arts Building, Hagerstown, MD 21740-5583. He can be reached at 301-791-4764, ext. 308; TTY 301-791-4764)

"To the person who said if you have a medical assistance card from the state that you get treated faster and better at the hospital and doctor's office: It is true. I used to have state health insurance. When I had it, when I was pregnant with my son, I always got seen first at the doctor's, I got treated right away at the hospital, I got put up in the hospital." - Hagerstown

"To Maugansville, on Wednesday: Had George Bush not (messed) up the world and the country, Obama would not have had to take the drastic measures that he has had to take." - Hagerstown

"Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that even Pravda recognizes capitalism is on its deathbed, as Obama leads the American 'sheeple' into socialism, but the American liberal media doesn't recognize this fact?" - Maugansville

"This is in response to the person in Hagerstown who thinks that people with state medical assistance get better, faster service and get to stay in the hospital for no reason. I am a person with medical assistance and so is my child, and neither one us of get that kind of treatment. I have had medical problems that needed hospital care and I did not receive it. My child and I do not get better or faster service. We wait just like the rest." - Hagerstown

"People are on unemployment, people are losing their jobs left and right, the Breyers Good Humor place is closing, and what's the council doing? The mayor and council are coming up with another way to take money out of our pockets, by way of curbs and sidewalks. Curbs and sidewalks aren't gonna be something we can eat. They're not gonna put gas in our cars to get us to a job. Forget curbs and sidewalks, and do something realistic to help the people in this town who need help because we haven't got jobs." - Hagerstown

"I just called the senator's office, from Vermont, and asked the gentleman why they're not drilling for oil. We have more oil than what Saudi Arabia and the other countries have put together, and the man told me that they want you to buy little cars so they're not gonna drill for oil. And I told the gentleman, I said, well, I got a pickup truck I just bought. I can't afford to buy a battery-operated truck. Let's drill for oil in the U.S. because they're gonna force you into buying little cars and they also made a statement that they're gonna buy up all the old junk cars." - Hagerstown

"This is concerning TV. On the TV there's too many advertisements, in the first place. OK, in the second place, when they say you go to this (place) and give them the title to your car for money, then to get the title back, you have to pay the money to get the title back, or the car, whichever, and if you're sitting there watching TV all day, where are you gonna get money at to pay these people back? It's just too confusing on TV." - Boonsboro

"I would like to thank Michele in Pangborn Park Townhomes for finding my cat, Sunshine. Michele was vigilant in keeping her eyes peeled for Sunshine, and ultimately, that vigilance led to her return. Michele, your dedication to your pets and others' is phenomenal, and I just wanted to say that you gave back something very precious to our family, and from all of us, thank you." - Hagerstown

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