September 22, 2010
Dear Editor, This is a brief response to Janet Gordon and Debbie Rozicki. In my letter to the editor, my reference was to the civil rights movement, not to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which were, however, huge achievements of a movement that was at its most intense from about 1955-65. And yes, passage of the acts was bipartisan, and I should have said so; and yes, Lyndon Johnson knew passage would ensure the break-up of the New Deal Coalition and give the South to the Republicans.
October 22, 2010
Dear Editor, Let’s get real about vandalized campaign signs. We took a “ride about” earlier this week to get a feel of the community toward preference of candidates in the coming elections. There were signs knocked down sporting the names of Terry Crowley and Jamie Gay. Pat Bodner (10/13/19) directed her letter toward citizens preferring some of the incumbents, as perpetrators of the heinous deeds. She insinuates that the opponents of (these are her words, “Bernie Hunstad, Hugh Coomer, in a past election, and Norma Gail Louis” ... )
September 24, 2010
Dear Editor, I am not sure what Herb Brock’s definition of “old Danville” was when he wrote his opinion piece about the upcoming mayor’s race in Monday’s paper. I just want to say that I am old, I live in Danville, and I strongly support Jamey Gay for mayor. Jane Brantley, Danville
October 21, 2010
Dear Editor, A vote for Gail Louis for city commissioner is a step in the right direction. Gail has the experience and knowledge to be a good commissioner. Gail Louis has a sincere interest in the citizens of Danville and has a record of voting “’No” against higher taxes and excessive spending during her previous term as a city commissioner. We need Norma Gail Louis back on the Danville City Commission. Vi Wilmot Danville
July 8, 2010
Dear Editor, I commend the Heart of Danville for its recent downtown cleanup. It was a noticeable improvement. Business owners/managers used to keep the public areas in front of their respective businesses free of litter, windows washed and snow removed. It seems that this is no longer a regular practice. When everyone did their share, the downtown looked cared for and attractive. The south side of Main Street between Second and Third is especially conspicuous for the lack of attention by the businesses in this block.
February 8, 2011
A recent letter to the editor in The Advocate-Messenger stated that Republicans or “third rate” politicians like “Mr. Napier” want to create more pain and suffering for poor people; that Republicans lack compassion for the poor; want to insult poor people; are uncaring, heartless, cold-hearted and stand against the poor little children, and implied that being a Republican explains such attributes! Also, that those Republicans were shameful and disrespectful showed indignity toward the poor, and on and on. All this supposedly because Rep. Lonnie Napier introduced or expressed support for a bill that would require recipients of welfare to be tested for drugs.
September 19, 2010
Dear Editor, What rejoicing there is in Heaven. A child of God has gone home to be with Him. I speak of Mary Louise “Tweedie” Minor. She was a stalwart Christian, an ambassador of the heavenly kingdom, a jewel in the crown of God and a joyous musician of note. When I was a lay leader at The Salvation Army in the early 1990s, Tweedie came to our rescue on Sunday mornings playing the piano to accompany our singing. The one thing I remember is that we didn’t sing hymns that were slow.
July 22, 2011
Trim Master employees did a great job Trim Masters received seven consecutive J.D. Power awards in the car seat category. They produce the seats for Toyota Camry and Avalon. Toyota opted to go with a cut rate design for the new model Camry that goes into production this fall. The new seat will be made with a thinner less durable material lighter weight frame and Velcro instead of high quality durable fasteners. In a year the remaining employees will be let go when the Avalon goes through the same nickel and dime cut rate approach.