Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Letters to the Editor

August 15, 2010

8/15 Letters to the Editor

Nellis not my watchdog

Dear Editor:

Shame! Shame! Another article called “news” rather than “opinion.” Mr. Alden Nellis is not my watchdog. Nor does he speak for anyone I know. For the Times-Review to constantly publish all his negative remarks as news instead of his opinion has gotten old. Offer him a job as a columnist. The Anti Alden column has a ring to it almost as good as The Local Crank.

Linda Wright

Cleburne

 

A special thank you

Dear Editor:

Over the past 65 years I have written many, many checks for myself and employer. I can remember the first time I was asked for an I.D. A new store came to town from back east and they would not take a check without an I.D. I thought it was an insult for someone who would go hungry before writing an insufficient fund check. Checks were the proper way to keep books.

I understand why it is necessary now for businesses to protect themselves. How sad. How times have changed.

Last week, I called in an order to a local fast-food restaurant for the cemetery work crew and asked for the total. I wrote a check before leaving home. As I got in line a nice, young man said hello and motioned for me to get in line before him. As I stood there trying to remember who he was they informed me they could no longer take checks.

I was reaching for my billfold as the young man stepped forward with money in his hand and said, “Mrs. Lanfear, will you please allow me to pay for their lunches? What the Johnson County Cemetery Association does is a great thing.”

It was Donnie Adair. His father Jimmy was among the first to support the work program.

Two other people who deserve our thanks are Gary and Kelly Lillard. That’s another nice story.

With all of the bad things we hear about daily, these are true rays of sunshine.

Thanks to each of you who support the care of our forefathers’ last resting place.

Leroy and Doris Lanfear

Cleburne

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