Praise for Cleburne Fire Department
This thank you letter is long overdue. On two occasions this past year, my family had firsthand experience with Cleburne fire and rescue. The folks with the Cleburne Fire Department exhibited kindness, compassion and consideration during the exercise of their duties. My family and I were pleased with their care. They arrived quickly, assessed the situation and took appropriate action in both instances. It is a great comfort to me to know the quality of care they provide.
Thank you Cleburne Fire Department. May you be blessed as you continue to perform exemplary care throughout our city.
Joseph P. Quinn
Thanks for help with school supplies
On behalf of over 600 children who were assisted with school supplies, a heartfelt thank you is sent to each person who donated school supplies in the APPLE TREE boxes that were placed in many Johnson County churches and businesses.
The committee wishes to also thank each location that permitted an APPLE TREE to be placed in their locations.
Cash donations in the APPLE TREE account at Pinnacle Banks filled the supply shortfall and are deeply appreciated.
We are already planning next year’s back to school event — please pick up school supplies when they go on sale for next year’s effort; please keep the APPLES program in your plans as you budget next year’s donations.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when Johnson County residents and organizations come together and work together. More than 600 children will begin school this week with backpacks and supplies they might not have had without the help of everyone.
Each of the organizations listed below provided volunteers and those volunteers donated untold hours and exhibited extraordinary dedication: First United Methodist Church, Operation Blessing, Children’s Advocacy Center, American Legion Auxiliary, Salvation Army, East Cleburne Community Center, Camp Fire USA, Spirit of Sharing. Cleburne ISD, Cook Children’s, Maximus, All Smiles Dental Centers and United Way of Johnson County.
Some of us must watch our language
An article in another paper recently commented on the Texas Education Board rejecting a test play because it had “ Oh, my God” as part of its language, as that might put them at risk of offending student readers. Horrors! Rumors are prolific on the Internet, particularly about certain left-wingers wanting to do away with anything pertaining to God and/or Christianity within, on or in any public and government properties. This would include federal buildings, military cemeteries, currency and equipment as well as other public displays like churches and Christmas celebrations. It is so ironic how these same treasonable varmints rant against the U.S. Constitution with liberal interpretations yet gladly use it when needed to aid their agendas.
I had been taught earlier that the Christian church should stick to the word and stay pretty much out of politics. Now, I can see how it is a chore to always separate the life of the church and the life of our government. Study indicates that our founders knew that fact already. They penned into our constitution ‘separation of church and state,’ not because they should not be closely related but that the church was not to run this government nor was this government to run the church, both activities experienced by immigrants from former European homelands. The success of this country necessitated the keeping of basic Christian principles at the forefront. It is very evident that things have continued to worsen as we have allowed this country to move further away from these principles.
Neither God nor religion is forced on anyone here, so why all of their fuss. I wouldn’t call it a trade off, but many others and I are sick of all of the flaunted filth that is protected by misinterpreted constitutional laws. Some are concerned that they may be exposed to hearing or seeing the word “God” or “Christmas” or pledging allegiance, under God, to “Old Glory” while the rest of us cannot escape having pornography, depraved language, near treasonous acts, and anti-Christian publicity thrust at us from all angles. We are the ones who should be fussing loudly, even as we are labelled “politically incorrect” for not recognizing such dirt as their constitutionally allowed freedom of speech.
God Bless America! Apparently, this phrase is not appreciated by all Americans. Do you?