Memories: Save old PPHS Dear Editor,
My sister Helen just reminded me this was the Saturday before a grievous next Saturday, Oct. 3, it would be the sad day they sell off at public auction, the old Point Pleasant High School; nostalgia memories to thousands of Mason County graduates.
An ending era in thousands of past individuals’ attainment; an educational landmark gone for many an elderly citizen. Grievous to me personally was when not a single past student followe...
To say I was shocked would be an understatement. The recent passing of Cap. Bob Bosworth left me almost speechless. This is a man that I looked up to almost all my life. My career as a riverman began working for him, as well did my dad, and all my brothers too.
After working in this industry for 43 years, I have never met or knew anyone like him. Bob knew the business and he knew his men just as well. As for his boats, he could m...
Reader’s View: Forum to discuss ‘Cap and Trade’ Dear Editor:
West Virginia needs jobs, not new taxes. Well, I am sure the same goes for Ohio, Kentucky and any other state in the U.S.
The largest tax increase in the American history is how many experts describe the Cap and Trade bill which Congress has passed. Now is your opportunity to learn more about the bill and what you can do to make your voices heard before the Cap and Trade bill goes before the U.S. Senate.
There will be a Cap and Tr...
I would like to ask your readers in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District to contact their elected representative, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, and express their support for HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.
As the title suggests, the purpose of the bill is to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to increase the safety of foods in the global marketplace. One needs to look no further than t...
At about 3:45 p.m. on June 30, as I sit listening to my scanner, I hear that Valley Squad 238 was sent to do a “move up” to the city.
What this means is that all the other squads that Mason County EMS has are busy and that the ONLY squad in the Apple Grove area has to move to Point Pleasant. This is common due to the large amount of non-emergency transports that Mason County EMS does in a given day. Many times the ONLY squad that ...
It seems that nearly every day there is a new law being passed to take away our freedom and socialize our country. The average American seems to accept the fact that our elected officials are on a steam-roll to shredding our Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
Does anyone remember that America is the land of the free and brave? So many have died for the rights we are letting them trample on. Wake up, A...
First impressions work Dear Editor:
My name is Carol Camp. I am the backup singer to Mr. Jim Forshey, who performed at Riverfront Park on Friday, June 12. I am writing to let you know that Jim and I have officially declared your city the most beautiful of all the places we have been.
We looked up the park on the Internet a few days before the show and we were amazed at how nice it looked. We were so excited about performing in such an awesome setting, we couldn’t w...
We are appreciative of those who attended the National Day of Prayer last week and for their faithful stand. The National Day of Prayer Taskforce has declared this as the National Year of Prayer!
There is a challenge facing Christians right now as the government implements new and more hostile attacks on our faith and families.
Now, perhaps more than ever in our nation’s history, it’s crucial that Christians stand up for their fa...
Reader’s View: Response Dear Editor,
This letter is regarding Benjamin Norvell and the recent letter to the editor that was published in the Point Pleasant Register.
On Jan. 20, Matthew Scott was killed in a car accident. The car was being driven by Benjamin Norvell. Benjamin was intoxicated and driving at excessive speeds. Due to Benjamin’s decisions, Matthew is no longer with us.
The letter to the editor stated that Benjamin Norvell should not serve a prison senten...
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am the Family Team Specialist for the West Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes. I have been volunteering for the March of Dimes for the past 12 years, having served on committees for the March for Babies and the Signature Chef Auction, two of our premiere yearly fundraising events. I do this because I have two children who have benefited from the research and hard wor...
“I am so glad to be here,” I said as we stood in the front row of the tea party on the steps of our state capitol in Charleston. It was exhilarating to hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic being sung as it rang out over the trees, river and air. It was like, “Yes!”
The party seemed a happy lot driven with a purpose for change: Change from taxation taking us to poverty, change from making us helpless by taking our guns (guns that ...
Reader’s View: Rights — Proposed cell phone ban is unfair Dear Editor,
This letter is regarding the bill to ban cell phone usage in vehicles that just passed our right-taking Legislature.
OK — what about people who have screaming kids in the car who are throwing sippie cups at them? Or, oh my gosh, the hungry person eating a hamburger? Don’t change the radio station either!
This is just ridiculous. There will always be people who are not driving safely, but this law will not prevent that from happeni...
Reader’s View: Bare — Improper trimming leaves ugly stumps Dear Editor,
I’ve lived in Point Pleasant for three years. It’s a lovely place to live. I’ve met many lovely people here, the kind, gentle, courteous, friendly southern folks who live here. It’s also a pretty place to live, especially in spring with all of the beautiful flowers and flowering bushes and tress — with one startling exception!
Like many of you, I’ve traveled everywhere in the country, but Point Pleasant is the only place that I kn...
Readers’ Views Unclear issues
The article in the March 14 edition of the paper didn’t give a very clear picture of what is really going on with the city’s sewer rate increase and protest of the rate increase. The information below might help clarify the issue.
1. The Public Service Commission doesn’t have jurisdiction of municipal utility rates unless a customer or group of customers files a protest of the rate increase.
2. The law allows a cus...
Reader’s VIEW:Threatened — National Day of Prayer needs support Dear Editor,
More than 50 years after it was made official by a joint resolution of Congress, the National Day of Prayer is being threatened by a national group of liberals.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit saying the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional and creates a “hostile environment for nonbelievers.” The Alliance Defense Fund will defend the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
The lawsuit will not ke...
Reader’s VIEW: Funding — Local roads need work Dear Editor,
I was amazed to see on this stimulus money breakdown on the work appropriated for each county that Mason County wasn’t even listed for any work! What are our elected delegates doing for Mason County? Anything?
W.Va. 62 from Lakin to Mason is a disgrace — slips, high places, etc. It has been this way since 1960 that I know of. That’s 49 years! These high humps and slips and raised up places that almost throw you off the road have ...
Reader’s VIEW: Concerned — Issues surround proposed joint sewage project Dear Editor,
In May 2008 the mayor of Point Pleasant was approached by the Mason County Public Service District (PSD), via a letter dated May 27, 2008, to share the cost of conducting a study to investigate the viability of a joint sewage project between Point Pleasant, Camp Conley and Lakin.
From the very beginning, there have been many complicated issues surrounding this project. On Nov. 10, 2008, the city council, concerned about properly u...
Reader's VIEW: Details — PSD's sewer plan needs explained Dear Editor,
This letter is intended to inform residents of Camp Conley and Point Pleasant about issues concerning their sewer systems.
The Mason County Public Service District (PSD) has a problem with the Lakin Sewer System, and the state is mandating that it be corrected. In response to the demands of the state, the PSD used a $70,000 grant from the governor’s office for a study to define the sewer problem and suggest methods for correction...
Reader’s View: Responsible — Many bus drivers take proper precautions Dear Editor,
On a recent morning I was watching a little neighbor get on the school bus when an SUV paid no heed to the flashing lights of the bus that was stopped. It continued on its way past the stopped bus and the traffic behind it. It did not slow down after the bus driver blew the horn and made arm motions that even I heard and saw from the building next door. I was thankful that no child was crossing both lanes of traffic.
The bus drive...
OUR VIEW: Lessons — We still take them from Lincoln today It’s amazing — everything old is new again.
As we observe Presidents Day on Monday, and the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth on Feb. 12, it is interesting to reflect on how a current president is looking at the record of a one-time chief executive to help address the nation’s ills. That’s due in part to Lincoln working to reunite a nation ruptured by social, sectional and economic issues, and fighting a war that ...