Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Friday, September 19, 2008

Don't make us decide between heat, medicine

To the Editor:

I am writing due to the fact that we as a community need to stand up and our voices be heard.

A lot of homes will have their utilities shut off.

We who live on Social Security income are between a rock and a hard place. We have been informed that by Oct. 1, if we don't pay $405, we will be shut off. We have to pay $405 out of our check that is $940 a month. We have a car payment plus other bills. My husband and I are ill people. We have to take a lots of medicine.

Why don't we as a community help one another? Why can't the utility company have compassion. We are doing what we can.

When my husband and I got married our Social Security check decreased by $400, they called it combined income. It went from $672 each to $476. How are we suppose to live? Our medicine is around $100 a month. At times we do without some of our meds.

Again, why isn't the utility cooperating with those who are below the poverty level? I'd like for one of you to live as we do. Do we not matter to you? The old mighty dollar.

Why can't you, "the utility company" pull together and help people like us? Do you have a heart? Ask yourself. The Bible says "do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Do you? Of course not. God expects us to love mankind. I John 4th Chapter and I Cor.13. If we don't follow the criteria that God has laid out for us to live by, we'll not make it to heaven. Sad, but true. The ball is in your court, what are you going to do?

Penny Berry


It's great to have

good neighbors

To the Editor:

I would like to thank my neighbors who prevented the theft of my yard lights. It's really nice to know there are still people that care what goes on in the neighborhood.

Not like some that just stand back and watch something happen, but instead will step up and prevent it from happening.

I am proud to live in such a neighborhood and have that kind of good neighbors.

Thank you again.

Robert Padgett


Sunday In the Park

was a huge success

To the Editor:

Buck and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out to our Lyons "Sunday In The Park" on Sept. 14. Although we had accommodations for rain or sun, the wind required us to protect those who chose to come and made the decision for us to move the event indoors to the Lyons Community Center.

The event was a big success with about 200 people attending throughout the day. We were thrilled in the participation and hope everyone had as good a time as we did. After 35 pounds of beans, five gallons of chili, 50 loaves of cornbread, and 200 pieces of dessert, it was great seeing and sharing fellowship with everyone.

We would like to thank those who chose to help us with this event: Mike, Tammy, Anthony and Jeremiah Calvert, Jeff and Drew Allen, Jerry and Becky Price, Dianne and Dylan Fulk, Vaughn Johnson, Tyler and Katie Mullis, Ryan Mullis, Bill and Sue Fainot, Stephanie Sparks, the band For His Grace, Mandy Herndon, Matthew Wall, the band Ambiance, Don Reed, Teddy York and Dalton York, Nick Schneider and the Greene County Daily World and all of those who passed the word among the community for us.

Once again -- thanks for participating! We are planning to make this an annual event so we hope to see you again next year -- hopefully in the park!

Buck and Judy Mullis


Russell family says

thanks for support

To the Editor:

Thank you to everyone for their kindness, thoughts and prayers during the loss of our mother, Eleanor Russell.

A special thank you to Lyons Health & Living Center and Hospice for being with her and our family during this difficult time.

Larry Russell


Kenny Russell


Denny Russell

Destin, Fla.

Woman says thanks for birthday surprise

To the Editor:

Thanks to all who helped "surprise" me on my special day, for cards, gifts and love.

Bless each and everyone.

Martha Ellen