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March 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor – March 29, 2013

Nixon family grateful for prayers, generous support

Dear Editor,

We are so fortunate and blessed to live in such a caring and compassionate community. No words I can express can even come close to the appreciation that our family feels towards each and every one of you.

Our heartfelt thank you and gratitude to our many friends and neighbors for your prayers and support during Jack’s illness. Jack is making progress with his illness, and the proceeds raised will help with medical and daily living expenses for the next few months while he continues fighting this illness.

Our hearts go out to all the volunteers who helped organize and operate the fundraiser. We would like to say “thank you” for everyone’s overwhelming attendance and support.

Many thanks go out to all the sympathetic people who donated money, auction items, time, food and gifts. My family will forever be grateful to you for your care, compassion, understanding and support during our crisis. Thank you for your words of comfort, encouragement, and all the prayers. This community has such an exemplary and kind heart, and we cannot thank you enough for all you did (and continue to do) to help us get through a difficult and scary time.

Again, our thanks to the donors, volunteers, merchants, Brock ISD and the Brock-Dennis Fire Department that made this benefit such a success. The support we received was overwhelming. It goes to show you what a great community we live in and how everyone comes together in a time of need.

Ephesians 1:16: I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

God bless you,

Jack, Johnnie, Jordan and John Nixon

Like the optometrist says during the astigmatism test – is it better or worse?

Dear Editor,

In a previous letter, I included a quote from our U.S. National Institutes of Health, which operates the largest and most prestigious biomedical research facility in the world. For those who distrust American sources of data and rely only on foreign-funded sources (such as Fox News, BBC and Al Jazeera) here is an almost identical quote regarding abortion from the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment. “Disease Trends: The incidence of spontaneous abortion is estimated to be 50 percent of all pregnancies … many pregnancies abort spontaneously with no clinical recognition.”

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