The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 14, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Sheriff Steve Tanner  is honest and sensible

It’s refreshing to see Raleigh County’s sheriff is not afraid to stand up for what he believes. Sheriff Steve Tanner is honest and sensible.

Francie Hartsog

Charlotte, N.C.

formerly of Beckley


Obama also selective enforcing our laws

As I sat in the barber shop Friday waiting my turn and reading The Register-Herald article in Our Readers Speak, my head almost exploded.

First let me say I do agree with two of Ms. Scott’s points. Calling the President a moron was wrong.

Second and more important was the part about selective enforcement of our laws. Unfortunately our President is doing the same thing. He proudly announced a few months ago that he would no longer enforce DOMA the Defense of Marriage Act. This law was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush.

He also sent his Justice Department to Arizona to attack an immigration law passed by Arizona lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Brewer. Furthermore he side stepped the Constitution and granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Who is really a rogue?

Walter Carte



You should always give God your best

During inclement weather and physical hindrances we are often unable to attend church. However we must always recognize that church attendance is a privilege. The singing, prayers, fellowship and teaching of God’s Word are just what we need for the week ahead.

The Nashville Banner once reported that 81-year-old Ella Craig had perfect attendance in Sunday School for 20 years. That’s 1,040 Sundays! The article then raised these questions:

1. Doesn’t Mrs. Craig ever have company on Sunday to keep her away from church?

2. Doesn’t she ever have headaches, belly aches, colds or tired feelings?

3. Doesn’t she ever take a weekend trip?

4. Doesn’t she ever just sleep late on Sunday morning?

5. Doesn’t she ever get her feelings hurt by someone in the church?

The article concluded by asking, “What’s the matter with Mrs. Craig?” The answer? Nothing at all.

But if we are never in church on Sunday when we can be, there is something wrong between us and God. We stand to learn a lot from Mrs. Craig when it comes to us pleasing God more than ourselves and mere man. Besides, if each week we make it our goal on Sunday to nourish our soul, God’s help for the tasks that we face, we are sure to receive by His Grace.

Would you offer your boss/buisness the effort you gave God last week? Who are you most interested in pleasing? Yourself? Your spouse? Your boss? Or God? (Malachi 1:7-8)

Pastor Scott A. Lester

Gatewood Brethren Church