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‘Rambling round’

We received several telephone calls from folks this week who have received letters from a pro-uranium group that are making it simple for residents here to show their support for establishing a regulatory process for mining uranium.

Included in the packet of material they received is a card addressed to Gov. Bob McDonnell. All the recipient has to do is sign their name in a show of support for uranium mining and return the card in a self-addressed stamped envelope that comes complete with the recipient’s name and address printed clearly on the envelope.

How convenient.

And in case that’s not enough, they also include a direct number to the governor where you can call to voice support for uranium mining in our state.

We The People of Virginia, Inc. Chairman Jack Dunavant suggests area residents promptly call the governor at 804-786-2211 and ask him to say “no” to uranium mining.

Or you can use the self-addressed, stamped envelope so neatly provided to write the governor a brief letter outlining your opposition to uranium mining and to Richmond politicians establishing a regulatory process for mining uranium.

If you don’t happen to receive one of the self-addressed stamped envelopes in the mail but still want to send the governor a message about uranium mining, the address is Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor, 1111 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219.

 

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Last week marked four years that Halifax County resident Hattie Gertrude Brown has been missing. She was last seen Saturday, May 16, 2009, when she went out late that night to help out a family member but never returned.

Her family continues to hold out hope they will one day be reunited with their loved one again, and that hope was rekindled after three kidnapped women escaped from their captor in Cleveland earlier this month.

In the meantime, her sisters and brothers continue to wait, hope and pray.

 

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Monday is Memorial Day. 

For many, it will be little more than a day off from work. But for countless others, it will be a time to remember and reflect upon what our veterans have sacrificed so we can live in a country where we are free to make our own choices.

America’s veterans helped build our nation from the earliest days, but they have not always been recognized for all they have given us.

Too many times we take for granted the high price they paid for the freedoms we enjoy. 

This Memorial Day, make it a time to remember what our American veterans have done for us. 

Remember the sacrifices many have made to guarantee our safety and our freedom.

 

Take time to tell a veteran thank you for their service provided to our country, and may God bless America.