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December 12, 2012



Animals, shelters also in need this time of year

In this time of giving, please don’t forget the animals. The local no-kill shelter,

Animal Protection Association, is in dire need of a new washer and monetary donations.

APA is in need of volunteers to work at the shelter, which is located at 702 E. 11th Street, or the thrift store at 146 Spring St. We are always in need of volunteers and foster homes for cats and dogs.

Our wish list includes things such as scoopable cat liter, canned cat or canned dog food (no dry please,) laundry detergent, paper towels, dish detergent, rubber gloves or cat and dog toys, a van and of course, cash.

All donations will benefit the Animal Protection Association (APA) of Jeffersonville, an all volunteer 501(c)3 animal shelter.

— Linda Williams, Jeffersonville

Reader seeks cooperation, understanding in politics

Dear Republican friends,

Get a grip. Not all of us who voted for President Barack Obama were influenced by Marxist glory, or flower power or the desire to masticate the Republican Party.

Some of us are just garden-variety Democrats who also voted for Republicans we happened to like. Losing a presidential election does not mean that the Republican Party is powerless. They still have everything they had before Nov. 6 — strongholds in several states, state governments (Indiana for example) and many local governments. Its leaders still have their enormous wealth and their leadership positions in business and society.

It seems to be true that the United States is headed in a different direction, whether its for better or worse, only time will tell. The world is changing. Technology, immigration, new ideas and the forces beyond our control might cause our country to go far left on some issues and to the extreme right on others.

Calling each other bad names doesn’t seen to be helpful. We need to work together to keep our country that best in the world, Bipartianship, tripartianship and nonpartisanship, it seems to me, should go a long way toward keeping a strong democratic government that is the light of the world.

— Flora Clipper, Jeffersonville


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