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Opinion Letters

At what point did people decide manners were no longer needed? Have you ever heard the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice then it is better to say nothing at all?” It seems to me that Macon County’s problem is not just obesity but outsiders with a total lack of manners. When a county employee is publically ridiculed by name over their physical appearance in the newspaper I think it is time to think about things your mother should have taught you as a child.

Beauty is skin deep. You cannot accurately judge someone by appearance only.

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Regarding the December 2 article on obesity being the top county health challenge.

Both The Franklin Press and The Macon News covered this story and published photos of Kathy McGaha, the Macon Public Health quality program manager. It appears that Ms. McGaha is somewhat obese and that is exactly the nature of the problem. Obesity is rampant and fully acceptable in Macon County. A visit to any of our public schools will show that a very high percentage of our teachers are obese. Our children spend their days in school around fat teachers and go home to fat parents. It’s truly no wonder that many of these children think it is perfectly alright to be obese.

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If you only see one holiday special this season, The Children’s Home, Inc. encourages you to make it “A Home for the Holidays!” It airs on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. on CBS. If you are at all interested in fostering and adopting, watch this special. Martina McBride will host this year’s celebrity packed special. This one-hour show features a compelling combination of celebrity performances and stories from extraordinary American families who share the joys of foster care and adoption. It will bring millions of viewers a positive and inspiring message about our community’s children needing homes just like yours.

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With yet another Christmas season that is quickly coming upon us, can be for some, one of the most meaningful times of the year. Families coming together sharing in times of the past, enjoying the present and looking and hoping towards the future. For many, it’s a time to set the wrongs of the past right again and try a renewed approach toward life and living.

Even within all the busyness of the season, the search inside our hearts and minds yearns for relationships of fond memories of the past, whether for the loved one that has gone on, or the wayward child, in hoping they would corne back to open arms of forgiveness and love.

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