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There are still honest, caring people
Near the end of November, I went shopping at a local store. After getting a cart full of groceries in the check out, I discovered my wallet was missing. The cashier was very understanding about the delay. Thinking I had left it in the car, I returned to find a note telling me my wallet was found by my car and had been taken to customer service. Returning to customer service, I found my wallet. Everything intact.
A couple of weeks later, I was at another store when I  tried to cash a check, the machine had a glitch in it and wouldn’t take my check. Being Saturday evening, there wasn’t much I could do. There was a wonderful gentleman in the next lane who came to my rescue and took care of my problem.
I just want people to know that even in this day and age, there are still honest, caring people around us. God bless all of you.
Faye Kennedy
Williamstown

Be part of the solution, spay, neuter pets
The Grant County Animal Shelter is offering low-cost spay/neter clinics twice a month. Please take advantage of this service, so the amount of animals that enter the shelter can diminish. The staggering number of unwanted pets that are in the shelter can be prevented by spaying or neutering, either through a veterinarian or through one of our clinics.
It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure that their pets are altered, so that we, Grant County residents, don’t have a shelter full of unwanted animals.
I understand that accidents happen, but there is an easy and inexpensive solution to our problem and that is to have your pets spayed or neutered. The shelter should be a temporary home for lost pets and for emergency situations that involve pets. It should not be a dump station for litters of puppies, kittens and unwanted pets.
I commend all of the people that have participated in these clinics trying to make a difference by having their pets altered. I appreciate that they are trying to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. On behalf of myself, the staff, the volunteers and the Grant County Fiscal Court, we appreciate all of the donations that have been given to the shelter; it really does make a difference.
Again, please don’t litter, spay/neuter your critters!
Marsha Chaney, Director
Grant County Animal Shelter

Repealing heath care, a waste of taxpayer money
New House Speaker John Boehner recently led the charge to get a vote to repeal health care reform.
Boehner, you’re in the House of Representatives, not Fantasy Island. Do you not know that repeal has zero chance of getting through the Senate and even less than zero chance of getting past Obama’s veto pen?
How about voting on some legislation that would help create jobs for Americans, instead of wasting taxpayer money on token votes?
Speaker Boehner, wipe the tears from your eyes so you can see clearly and wipe the fantasies from your mind, so you can think clearly and get busy working on legislation to help the American people, not legislation you hope will help your political party at the next election.
Remember, political momentum ebbs and flows, and when the next election rolls around independent minded American voters may ask the question, ‘what have you done for me lately.’
If your answer is, ‘well, we didn’t do anything to help create jobs but we did spend a lot of taxpayer money and Congressional members’ time taking token votes and political posturing’ then Speaker Boehner, hopefully you can save the taxpayers a couple of bucks, if you saved your old door nameplate that said, Minority Leader.
Steve Everett
Elkton, Ky.