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March 1, 2013

Letters to the Editor - March 1, 2013

Free meals, no incentive

Dear Editor,

Wake up America! We all like a free meal.

We know somebody pays. It is a blessing to feed a friend or help someone in need. The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount ever of free meals and food stamps this year.  Over 46 million people will be receiving free meals or food stamps in 2013.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the Department of Interior, asks us, “Please do not feed the animals.” Their reason for the policy is that “the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn how to take care of themselves.”

What incentive is there to break the cycle of poverty?

Beckie Knox, Weatherford

Reader appreciates support

Dear Editor,

I want to thank you and your readers for the overwhelming support and well wishes I have been receiving since I was made Tenth Degree Grandmaster on Jan. 8.

I have been involved in developing the self awareness, self respect and self protection of the children of Parker County for over 40 years and it has been my pleasure to do so.

I have worked with generations of families here and I cannot thank the community enough for all they’ve given me in return.

I would like to invite all of your readers to come to The Karate University for a free class and to observe what we are teaching the future leaders of Parker County.

Again, thank you for coverage of my grandmaster ceremony and I hope to see you all soon.

Bob Nutall, tenth-degree grandmaster and owner, The Karate University

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