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February 23, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Feb. 22-23

READER CHEERS

... to the News and Tribune for providing beautifully designed and colored ads for the Center for Lay Ministries Bliss House annual fundraiser dinner.

Once the ads started running, we received a rush of reservations. The event was a wonderful success and much of that is due to the News and Tribune ads. Thanks to all involved with this gift to the Bliss House.

— Carol Dawson, Bliss House chairwoman

 

READER CHEERS

... to the Bliss House Committee and our “Best Darn Sub-committee Ever” members for working diligently to ensure the Bliss House annual fundraiser was a huge success.

Also, cheers to all who came out and supported the event. The money raised will help the Bliss House continue serving the women in our community who are overcoming addictions. The Bliss House program changes and saves lives.

— Carol Dawson, Bliss House chairwoman

READER CHEERS

... and appreciation to Clarksville Police chief Mark Palmer and the local police force for their diligence in their recent enforcement of the obscenity laws in our community.

Although I wish no ill toward those who are caught up in whatever way in the web of pornography and sex crimes and sins (to the contrary, I only wish for them a better way of life) I applaud the efforts of our police force and other local leaders for these efforts to make our community a safe, wholesome and inviting place for families, individuals and businesses.

The wise man said, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Obscenity laws are on the books for a reason. Centuries of human experience have confirmed that the activities condemned by them degrade and devalue human beings and undermine the health and the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of the community at large.

Our local police force is going in the right direction in seeking to rein in these things by enforcing the laws that are on the books. We all owe them our support and our gratitude, for the good of our community.

— Russell Livers, Clarksville

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