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Mail Call - Dec. 22

December 22, 2011

“Friends of mine and I, we’re all down here at Hagerstown City Park in Hagerstown, and we see that, where some people took the bulbs out of some of the Christmas decorations and broke them on the sidewalk. I think it’s very — you know, these people, I don’t know where they come from. Must be like throwbacks from the apes’ time or whatever, to break bulbs and vandalize Christmas decorations, or vandalize anything. I wish we had a law that we could just shoot people like that. You don’t need them in this world or the U.S.”

— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.



“I have an idea how the postal system can keep running. I have to use a post office box because there is no carrier in this town, and I have to pay $42 a year for them to put the mail into my box, which I have to go get. If the postal system would charge each rural delivery household a $10, $20 or $30 per year fee to have their mail delivered to them, this would be a big income, and keep the mail moving on time.”

— Shady Grove, Pa.



“Regarding the Dec. 9 Mail Call letter concerning churches getting together and turning the old YMCA building into a homeless shelter: Almost all churches in the local area are having a difficult time meeting their own financial obligations, let alone taking on a substantial project such as this. Church attendance is down, the economy is down, and therefore church giving is down. The church where I attend is facing a more than $20,000 yearly deficit after numerous cutbacks in the budget. My estimation is less than 10 percent of the Hagerstown area churches would be in any type of financial position to take on a project of this magnitude.”

— Hagerstown



“This is to the caller who has a sick pet needing surgery. Some vet offices offer Care Credit. You must be approved for this, but they pay the vet up front and you make payments to Care Credit. It is interest-free for 12 months. Also, there is a veterinary school at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. It is a four-hour drive straight down I-81 south, but since it is a training school, the cost is about half. I took one of our dogs there several years ago and was very pleased with them. You do need a referral from your vet to go there. Hope this helps.”

— Williamsport



“People of Maugansville, please help the CRS, the Community Rescue Service, find a new substation location that is at least a quarter mile from the fire station and in a commercial zone, not a residential zone.  Surely, there is a solution that will be satisfactory for everyone.”

— Maugansville



“I caught on TV the other day, Iran’s building a missile base in Venezuela, and they’re letting them do it. Our country isn’t doing a daggone thing about it. All these men that died for our country — our country, not other countries — and laying in their graves out there, are going to be all shocked because President Obama won’t do anything about this missile base Iran’s putting over there, ready to get pointed at us and be able to blow us up at any time, so what’s up with this? What kind of president do we have in there?”

— Hagerstown



“Why is Tim Tebow made fun of because of his Christian faith? He is a real team player, and does not exalt himself. We had Lewis Alcindor become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali, when they converted to Islam. The media did not make fun of them, so why are they making fun of a Christian and his faith?”

— Martinsburg, W.Va.



“I wonder if we can get somebody up there on the corner of Mulberry and Jefferson, and clean up all the trash and litter all over the roads up there. Looks like a Third World country.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling in reference to the woman who wants to know where to put — best position for the bow. On mine, I put mine at the bottom. It’s not overpowering, and you have room to hang other things on the wreath if you wish.”

— Hancock



“Dec. 14, 2011, this is a most sincere thank you to the gentleman who played Santa Claus to two surprised and grateful older women this afternoon, by picking up their tab at the Cracker Barrel. May our Lord richly bless you and all those you hold dear, at this Christmas and always.”

— Hagerstown

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