Weatherford Democrat

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June 13, 2013

KELLY: What do you think?

By WILLIAM J. KELLY

Youth hormone: WOW! Just by taking this orally once a day you can take 20 years off your aging life process.

That is the claim made by the manufacturers of a product called SeroVital-hgh. By taking this product once a day, if you are 50 years old you will again look 30. I am 92, I wonder if I took it twice a day if it would make me look like 52?

Would all you beautiful gals out there over 40 want to look 20 years younger or would you just want to look your natural self? I bet the first choice would win out. What do you think?

Cry babies: Hispanics are crying about illegal immigration, African-Americans still claim they suffer from discrimination, and they both, along with Arab Muslims, claim racial profiling by the police and home security agents.

Whites claim they are being discriminated against in securing the college of their choice or the job of their choice in certain companies. I sure do not know the answer to all those things but I would think that part of the answer would be to drive properly, stay honest and out of trouble and prepare yourself for the new requirements of the present and future job market. What do you think?

Church: I read where church attendance on Sundays is down; that almost half of our young people have lost religion by the age of 18. It matters not your religious denomination, we all should set a good example to our children by attending Sunday services with them. What do you think?

Speeding a concern: An article in the May 26th Democrat stated that just 27 percent of drivers were driving at the posted speed limit on South Main Street, on South Bowie just 16 percent and 31 percent on Palo Pinto Street. The article did not mention an accident rate increase on those streets. If there was no accident increase on those streets that should tell the traffic authorities something very obvious – the speed limits are too low. What do you think?

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    We would like to thank Devin’s Handyman Service, Gary Boase, David Schramm and James Reed for the wonderful job they did repainting our front fence, front porch, back porch, patio and deck. Everything looks new and makes such a difference in our home.

    July 23, 2014

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    Dear Editor: Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when state representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.

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  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: The blessing of memories

    Many years ago, shortly after I retired from the navy, I was sitting around shooting the breeze with my brother David, when he remarked that he regretted never serving in the military and experiencing the things I had seen. Like most of our farmer ancestors, he spent his entire life within five miles of where he grew up. Not unlike our parents, he could also count on the fingers of one hand the number of times he had even been out of the state of Texas and probably have digits to spare.

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  • 0912 one bday wm j kelly 2013 mug.jpg KELLY: What do you think?

    Immigration: Wow! Where are all these illegal boys and girls coming from, and why? The “why” is a big question! I’m sure 5-year-olds are not coming for a better life and income. 

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Signs and seals

    God gave the church signs and seals. These are called sacraments or holy ordinances. They are both holy and commanded. There are two sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ. They are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These sacraments are often referred to as “secondary doctrine.” They are secondary not because they are unimportant. They are secondary because they are not necessary for salvation. 

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Response to 'Blame game'

    Dear Editor: It’s not drug cartels telling Central Americans their children won’t be turned away at the border, it is the actions of this administration with its refusal to secure the border and its unilateral rewriting of immigration law. As has been shown, this president and his administration have for some time lied about the security of the border and immigration enforcement.

    July 17, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sick and tired

    Do you remember hearing Hillary Clinton screaming, “I am sick and tired of people who say if you debate or disagree with this administration somehow you are not patriotic. We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to disagree with any administration.” Nancy Pelosi said that the swamp needed to be drained and I agree, but I see she and Senator Reid are still splashing around in the slime.

    July 15, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Paradise Lost

    During this past Fourth of July weekend, I did what I frequently do. I sat in my workshop enjoying a cool breeze, doing absolutely nothing except for trying to stay awake. As I looked to the south toward my shiny aluminum flagpole with Old Glory fluttering in that breeze, I did not feel the great patriotic sense of pride I normally have on this anniversary of the birth of our nation. Instead, I came very close to going out to the pole and lowering our national standard to half-mast to mourn the passing of our once great nation.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

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    I take serious exception to Mr. Jay Cloward’s letter, “Big city, no care” (7/8/14) in which he states that it almost looks like the city wants to become a for-profit company and Weatherford has “become a city too big to care.”

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