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December 14, 2008
Salem News

Timberlanes was ready to

help out neighbor in pinch

To the editor:

Dec. 6, 2008, the Salem Hunting Club was scheduled to have an instructional class for 20 students. The morning was the coldest of the season, and wouldn't you know it - our furnace was on the fritz.

In our mind, turning away 20 people who had set aside this date and time weeks in advance was not an option.

With an hour or so until the was class scheduled to begin, we made some calls to see if we could "borrow" some space to hold the class for a few hours. Timberlanes of Salem happened to be in a position to assist us on this day.

As things turned out, it wasn't necessary to take them up on their most kind offer. Our furnace was repaired in time and class was able to continue as scheduled.

I cannot extend enough gratitude toward Timberlanes for their willingness to extend a helping hand to a neighbor in need.

This time of the year always seems to be when we most think about others in need. The economy in this area has been hard hit.

If you're in a position to do so, please take a moment and do what you can to help a "neighbor." There are coat drives, food drives and other ways that you too can give this holiday season.


Salem Hunting Club

Baby Jesus stolen from

nativity scene in parent's yard

To the editor:

It is a sad day when someone feels the need to steal a baby Jesus from private property and even sadder is that in this country someone cannot participate in displaying a religious symbol.

My parents displayed the nativity scene in their yard and last night or this morning someone stole baby Jesus. Why? What is the point of that? I believe that it starts at home, how this person was brought up, how their parents taught them to respect others and their property. The parents of these individuals that trespassed on private property failed to teach their kids respect and any morals or values. I wonder what these individuals will do next, they stole baby Jesus, and next time maybe it will be a car, your car.

Maybe they will get braver and break into your house. It truly is a sad day! Lack of parenting over the last 10 years is the cause of teenagers and young adult to lack respect for others. Maybe they don't believe in God or the real meaning of Christmas, that is their right but don't infringe on other people's rights.

I am not going to say because I am a Christian I cannot get angry, because I am angry, because it takes "guts" to come on to private property and steal something that is not yours.

I would hate to be this person that stole baby Jesus, because I believe that God has the final say, and it is not my place to punish this person, it's God's. I just hope they would do the right thing and return baby Jesus.



Salem Little Quaker Wrestling

Team thankful for support

To the editor:

The Salem Little Quaker Wrestling Team would like to thank Giant Eagle and all of its customers for their participation and generosity during our "Tag Day." Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be utilized to benefit the children.

Salem Little Quakers Wrestlers and Coaches




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