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Chamber barking up wrong tree
with ban on Canine Angels
We have just recently heard of the Little River Chamber of Commerce decision to ban Mr. Rick Kaplan and the Canine Angels Service Dogs for Veterans charity organization from appearance and attendance at any of the functions within your jurisdiction and control.
We believe this is a grave mistake and injustice to his organization and the community. His group provides a great service to the veterans and other persons who need and rely on these trained service animals.
It is necessary that these animals be introduced and allowed to mingle with large groups of persons (with trained experienced personnel) to learn to function and perform the duties necessary to assist the needy persons. Without being allowed to interact with the community, you are deterring a very much- needed service. We sincerely hope you will reconsider your inappropriate decision and allow this group to continue its much needed service in the Little River community.
Norman and Linda Meaders
Don’t sacrifice Memorial Day
to motorcycle rally
Your coverage of the efforts to deal with the Bikefest solution indicates the lack of leadership where the politicians are posturing and acting as “mugwumps”—with mugs on one side of the fence and their rumps on the other side.
To suggest that the parade be moved is wrong, wrong and wrong.
Before this issue gets carried away in a political debate, and the panic takes over for the absurd traffic patterns, extra taxes and the rest I have some suggestions:
One, let the Memorial Day and we veterans do our duty to honor what this day is all about. Two, let the local police officers in Myrtle Beach and vicinity do what they do, and the state patrol do what they are trained to do and do it well. Give them support and equipment to take care of public safety. Finally, given the long history of the local festival, and if the governor wishes to do her duty let her send some National Guard units to maintain civil obedience.
North Myrtle Beach
Elect Sheheen to
safeguard our children
I’m alarmed to hear about the problems with DSS and foster children. I was a foster child for many years. Kids who are removed from the homes need many kinds of support. Having a bad break in life shouldn’t put you in danger. I think we need more social workers, more foster homes, and more staff who are able and willing to help kids.
That’s why I’m voting for Vincent Sheheen for our governor.
In his book “The Right Way,” Sen. Sheheen explains his platform. We need more oversight, and we need to make care settings accountable, safe, and immediately available whenever there’s a child in need. Let’s stand behind Vincent Sheheen and help these deserving kids.
not front-page news
I am writing regarding your Sept. 13 issue of The Sun News.
On the front page in bold letters were the words “Sanford breaks up with fiancée.” Who cares? Seriously, who really cares about Sanford and his fiancée? Is The Sun News desperate for any news to print?
I would rather see a blank space on the front page than to see this headline. You have got to be kidding me. In case you have forgotten, Sanford committed a sin when he choose to have an affair while he was married. I would rather rather read a bold headline saying “Sanford's divorce settlement has caused Sanford to declare bankruptcy.”