February 5, 2020
• God is in control of our earth. He spoke it into being, and only he has the power to destroy it and he said he would. I believe him. Man will be the cause of the end of the world but not because of the cars we drive, the food we eat or anything man made or God made, such as the fossil fuels he has provided. It will be because of the turning away from him. He told us to be ready and aware and will give us signs. Will we heed the signs or will we blame them on climate change? Will we believe the signs or will we turn to humanistic political correctness to be our guide? For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4. God may use us to do the actual physical destruction of the earth and, if he does, we will not be able to stop him. We should take care of this earth, but destroying business, banning every joy or convenience on earth will not save what we as humans have no power to save.
• I am calling in regard to the Crawford County judicial system. How could a lady that steals over $66,000 from the Boys & Girls Club only get a dollar fine and two years probation? Stealing from little kids, in my eyes, was the worst possible thing any human being could do. It’s a sad world we live in … God bless.
• I would like to discuss the housing for the homeless veterans in Crawford County. I would like to know where the kick-off money came from. I’d like to know where the money is going to come from to support this establishment. Who’s going to pay management? Who’s going to provide transportation? Who’s going to take them to the JayC store for their cigarettes? I just want to know where the money is coming from. Remember, follow the money.
• I would like to thank Clarion Calls and the Clarion News for having the segment of Clarion Calls so (we), the people in the community, have a way to voice our opinions and ideas on things happening in our community. Thank you, Clarion, for the good work you do. Keep it up.
• I just got a thing in the mail saying they were thinking about cutting Social Security and Medicare and sign this and send it back immediately. Why would they be thinking about cutting Social Security and Medicare? I understand people live longer now, but, back when we were paying this in, men were working and supporting their families. Women were staying home and taking care of their kids. So, you didn’t have nearly as much being paid in. Nowadays, you’ve got the man, the woman and the teenagers as soon as they can work; everybody is paying into Social Security. They should have a whole lot more money now than they had when we paid it in. Don’t you think?
• I was calling on Mr. Thissen’s state of Crawford County economy; 4,958 labor force. Shouldn’t that be corrected? That’s probably 958 that work in this county. The rest of them work out of county. That’s less than 50 percent of the population in Crawford County that work, total though, if that would be the case. I don’t believe that’s true. Also, he said the industrial park is shovel ready. Is that a stainless steel shovel because a regular shovel would’ve been rusted up by now. … There’s not nothing done that I can see while he’s here. Oh, we did get a Laundromat in English. I think that might employ one person. Congratulations on that. And also, the commissioners that have been here and keep rotating themselves passing pay raises on as they need to. It’s the same old commissioners. Wake up, Crawford County. Vote somebody in that will take care of not only the county, but will take care of you.
Editor’s note: The story stated there are 4,958 county residents who are employed, working both in and outside the county.
• I’m calling to the attention of everyone what a wonderful thing happened yesterday. As we were passing to take my son to his final resting place, a gentleman stopped his truck, got out and put his hand over his heart and bowed his head as we were passing. And that’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you to the gentleman.
• Companies and individuals who have treated disabled military veterans terribly do not deserve to operate or live in America. Such terrible treatment is unconscionable.