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If anyone should be deported, it should be members of Congress

To The Daily Sun,

Are we being invaded?

Yes, by hordes of 7- to 15-year-old children from Central America. Beware as they are armed with spitballs and are scared stiff. They have ridden on the tops of railroad cars for thousands of miles just to get here to be safe from the drug lords at home. In some cases they will be killed if they go home or they will be forced to work as mules carrying drugs. In most cases they will be deported and sent back. There must be a better answer than that.

If there was oil to be had down there it would be a no brainer and our answer would be there. Just ask the Cheney/Bush cartel. But no oil, so who cares and what to do with them if they stay here?

We don't have the resources or places to house them do we? Well, we do but we won't even spend those on our own people. We already have thousands in need, if you are to believe the news lately. We even turn Detroit, if you haven't heard about it. We will waste billions trying to keep health care away from those who need it. We will waste more closing down the government if we don't get our way. We will spend more time pointing fingers of blame at each other than trying to fix the problem.

The GOP has spent more time attacking the president instead of earning its pay. All they are doing is stalling until the next elections. Ted Cruz, the anti­patriot, from Texas tries to blame Obama for everything possible from A to Z. Izza spends all his time attacking on the other front. Good military move, but they are attacking and dividing their own country. Sounds like treason to me. This is how we have lost respect in the world.

Other countries see our lack of respect and wonder why they should respect Obama. It wasn't to long ago the described patriotic and "popular" Congress has vowed not to allow the president to accomplish anything. They must be proud.

If anyone should be deported it should be many members of the House and Senate. The GOP has spent the last few years quietly building from the ground up rearranging voting districts and voting rules so they will be able to slide into power in the mid-­term elections. We need to keep both Maggie and Jeanne in office. So, get out the vote in 2014.

Jon Hoyt

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:01

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This administration has a death plan for us and our country

To The Daily Sun,

Death Notice: Ours!

Do we prefer not to be advised by our doctor of their diagnostic expectation of our remaining life span? Given the extent of many illnesses, is this why we refuse to acknowledge that this administration has a death plan for us and our country?

Regardless of your attitude to this threat we have arrived again at 1776 — the only possible answer to 2014.

Ward H. Flanders



Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:56

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Hannaford employees brought out umbrellas to keep customers dry

To The Daily Sun,

Some people are just better at what they do than are their competitors. On Sunday, the 27th, we stopped at Hannaford's in Gilford to pick up a few needed items.

As we were leaving, the skies opened up with a very heavy downpour, and patrons gathered under the overhang, hoping for the rains to diminish. Quickly, there appeared a cadre of Hanaford's employees with large umbrellas, ready to escort the shoppers to their cars and to place their groceries in their automobiles. We availed ourselves of such help and offered a little gratuity to the young man for his helpful kindness ... and he graciously smiled and said he couldn't accept any monetary thanks.

There's an old adage that people buy from people they trust. In this case, people buy from people they trust to help keep them and their groceries as dry as possible.

Our thanks to Hannaford's.

Bob Meade

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:36

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I am calling on your generosity to fill our Alton food shelves again

To The Daily Sun,

Alton Community Services recently held its board of directors meeting. Pastor Larry Adams name was removed from the directors as he has moved out of state. Other board members include Pastor Sam Huggard, Hazel Potter, Peter Bolser, Jay Mehan, Dale Schaeffner, officers include Dorothye Wentworth - Director, Amy McDonald - Assistant Director, Diane Eagles - Director of Volunteers, Sandy Wyatt - President, Paul Monzione - Vice President, Jean Stone - Treasurer, and Purr Whalley - Secretary.

The Boy Scouts has offered to renovate a closet for us to use for storage.

We are reviewing our by-laws and updating the wording. This will continue for our fall meeting.

It has been rewarding for so much generosity you have given us, our success depends on you. I must take advantage of your generosity again by asking you for non-perishable items as our shelves are diminishing. A notice of availability of our services went home to all the "back pack" children from school. We haves see some of the families, but we would like to see more. I'm calling on your generosity to fill our shelves again. You may leave donations at Maxwell Realty, Profile Bank, Alton Home & Lumber, or Ice Out Consignments at The Bay.

Dorothye Wentworth




Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:33

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Thanks to Fish & Game officer for easing the pain of one old crow

To The Daily Sun,

Back on July 3rd I saw one of my least favorite birds (a crow) sitting on a branch extending out over my bird feeder. Later that evening I noticed he was still there, a closer viewing showed his leg was caught between the branches and he was unable to free himself. He frequently flapped his wings to try to free himself. He was too high up for for any rescue effort by us. A heavy windstorm came that evening and did not free him. He was in real trouble. The next morning we called the Fish and Game who, despite being a holiday, sent down a very capable individual — Chris Braison. We borrowed a long extension ladder that Chris was able to climb and cut off the tree limb. The bird had a lengthily piece of fishing line trapped around his legs and the tree limb. Chris was very personable and explained to my grandchildren what he was doing and where he was taking the bird for healing purposes.

A good job. Thank you Fish and Game and thanks Chris for going out on a limb and easing the pain of "one old crow".

Shirely & Hank Hayes


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:29

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