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Mail Call - June 13

June 13, 2012

“Leave your empty medicine containers off at 21112 Leiters Mill Road, one mile west of Leitersburg, for Christian Aid Ministries. They are sent overseas for their clinics. Also accepting clothes, shoes and towels.”

— Hagerstown



“Instead of demolishing old schools that are being replaced by new schools at different locations, why not have the  Central Office move into one of those schools and use? If it had been good enough for the students for several years, they should be enough, good enough for the board members and employees, who should be out in the field anyway.”

— Williamsport



“I was watching the politics of Wisconsin last night, and our governor of Maryland got up there and said some of the nastiest, smartest things, for a person who just won his state, and they got their taxes down, they’re out of debt, and they’re getting back together, and the state of Maryland is terrible, and everybody knows the state was broke and he’s hiding it, and I have no feelings for him at all, and I hope he retires, or they impeach him. There’s no sense in that.”

— Hagerstown



“I just read in the paper where they’re cutting the school health program. I am stunned and horrified. I have children who attend a small school in the Mount Lena area, and the school nurse in there is absolutely phenomenal. She takes care of my children and all their medical needs. I can’t imagine not seeing her smiling face, and having her call me when my children ... and something needs to be corrected in this. Think of the children. What is wrong with you county commissioners?”

— Boonsboro



“Human sexuality is very complex. We usually think of human behavior as a dichotomy. A person is either male or female, heterosexual or homosexual, etc. The facts indicate that there is a continuum of sexual orientation. None of us are totally male or female. We are a combination of the two. Our bodies are ... even our bones show that we are a combination of both sexes. Someone wrote in the paper that parents need to be understanding and supportive of their children, when it comes to sexual orientation.”

— Halfway



“I just want to say that the corn we’ve been getting in the grocery stores this year is the best it’s ever been. Starting in March, April, May, it tastes just like the corn we get here homegrown in the summertime. I can’t believe it. It is the best. Hope everybody else got some.”

— Monrovia, Md.



“Three cheers for the city council for putting the proposed pit bull ordinance on hold, in favor of a comprehensive leash/positive control law for all dogs. There are no dangerous dog breeds, but there are plenty of careless owners.”

— Chambersburg, Pa.



“Someone commented about the beautiful trees Hagerstown has planted and suggested that they weren’t being maintained because they weren’t using mulch. Mulch is the worst thing that can be done to trees, unless it is kept several inches away from the base of the tree. Mulch promotes disease and mold if allowed to touch the bark. Mulch is being used to excess everywhere, but is an absolute no-no for trees. For further information, contact the University of Maryland Agricultural Depaerment. The only maintenance a tree needs is water.”

— Boonsboro



“Instead of borrowing all this money and spending it on the stadium, how about borrowing the money and fixing up the streets, which are badly in need, and that would help the majority, not just some minority of people who go to the ball games?”

— Cearfoss



“Isn’t it sad that the county can’t afford to fund the nurses program anymore, because of the pension, but they can afford to do a stadium? I think we have our priorities all wrong.”

— Halfway



“I hope all of you out there vote for Republicans, and I hope the jobs that you all get pay you $5 an hour, and with them doing away with pensions — and they’re already doing away with it out in the Republican states out west — let’s see what you’re going to live on. And I’m going to laugh myself silly.”

— Hagerstown



“To Brightwood Acres East, concerning the amount of people that work in administration at the Washington County library: If you want to know what they do, go to the library, and they will be glad to show you what their jobs consist of. This is from a volunteer who worked there, and knows what they do. Now, if you don’t know it, don’t show it.”

— Halfway



“I went to see my granddaughter play ball at Sharpsburg last night, and was overjoyed to see that Coach Bob has returned. Welcome back, Coach Bob. ... I wish all coaches could be more like you. We love you, Coach Bob.”

— Sharpsburg



“Kudos to Rehoboth Methodist Church of Williamsport for their fifth successful block party for the public, held last Saturday. What a showcase for their talented music program, and free food, kids’ ID tagging, etc. I’m not a member or a member of this church, but they do a wonderful church. I’m happy with my home church locally, but Rehoboth does a wonderful job.”

— Williamsport



“Rob two banks, caught trying to rob another bank, speeding from the police, finally caught, resisting arrest, now suing the Jefferson County sheriff and the deputies. Of course, that’s the taxpayers of Jefferson County. This happened in 2010, two years ago. Why sue now? Oh, yes, our great federal prosecutors are now helping the criminal to get back and sue.”

— Charles Town, W.Va.



“I’m calling to ask if somebody would please step in and help the Holly Place. They provide homes for low-income senior citizens. And also, what once used to be the grand Hotel Alexander, that’s the Alexander House right now, they also are struggling. Could somebody please help them?”

— Hagerstown



“I’m a resident of Hagerstown, Md., for 12 years, and in regards to building a new ball stadium, I guarantee you, if you build an amusement park, you will make more money than if you have a ball stadium, guarantee you. Families love amusement parks. Find land, build it, and you’ll get your money back, plus families will have fun. Amusement park is what Hagerstown city needs, and it will pay for itself, I guarantee you. No ball stadium.”

— Hagerstown



“Has anyone ever really wondered, the way the economy is nowadays — well, it has been for years — the millions upon millions of dollars that are being contributed to these presidential campaigns, where does that money go? If we had truly sincere people running for office, they wouldn’t need all that money in their campaign chests. I just think this is something that the taxpayers and the voters should be thinking about. The way the economy is, to me, that’s just frivolous spending, and I’m sure there’s some kind of favors attached to that money. Just speculation, of course.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling in about the BOE’s approved facility plan. Why is it that they can modernize Fountaindale Elementary School, and they don’t want to modernize Winter Street? Winter Street was one of the most beautiful schools in Hagerstown, and it has a beautiful room, right in the front, with a round seat right there, for the students to sit there and have a reading class. It’s a beautiful school. Why do you want to destroy it? You have room there to build. You just want to do for the wealthy, not the poor people.”

— Hagerstown



“This is for the person who called in about hospice. I had them for my husband for one year. They were all fantastic. They are on call, 24/7, and they also furnished a bed, wheelchairs, and everything he needed, including medication. I didn’t pay anything for their loving care. Thank God for hospice. Medicare paid for everything.”

— Hagerstown



“This is just a question I’m wondering about. I just saw a commercial on TV for peppermint creamer for your coffee. I’m just wondering how many people out there would want their coffee tasting like peppermint. That wouldn’t even be coffee to me. That would be disgusting. I would never want peppermint in my coffee. I just can’t imagine how that would sell. I mean, there’s going to be a couple of people who might like it, but I just can’t imagine making any money off that. How about it out there, Mail Call readers?”

— Hagerstown

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