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December 19, 2013

Readers' Forum 12-19 | Theater gives Johnstown a Christmas gift

JOHNSTOWN — Thank you, Blake, at the Westwood Plaza Theater for having the courage to get the movie “The Christmas Candle.” It’s a movie you can be proud to take your entire family to and know that by doing so you are supporting a film that Hollywood refused to make.

With all the blockbusters out there that glorify violence, isn’t it time to support entertainment that reflects Judeo-Christian values? My husband and I recently took our 11-year-old daughter and her best friend to see this beautiful film, and everyone loved it. It’s a true classic.

If you believe that your hard-earned dollars should be spent on something you can be sure to get a great message from, see this film. You better hurry, it’s only here for a short while. “The Christmas Candle” was written by Max Lucado.

Don’t miss this gift that came to Johnstown. I have no connection to the theater, but I do intend to support quality family entertainment that is very hard to come by these days.

Susan Miller-Lovette


City employees are dedicated workers

I would like to thank the employees of the city of Johnstown – fire department, police department, highway department workers and municipal staff – for the hard and dangerous work they do so well all year long.

These dedicated individuals deserve our praise and appreciation.

I hope they have a safe and prosperous new year.

Clarence Horner


Patience a virtue this time of year

I hope all of you survived Black Friday. Now it is time to get through Christmas, with all the baking, wrapping of presents, putting up Christmas lights and dealing with the snow and cold weather.

There are times when it seems as if everybody is at the store. Cars are one after the other, and you have to be patient about pulling out in front of each other.

And when you stand in line at the checkout counter, it seems like you are never going to get to the next store, where you stand in line again spending money on more stuff.

I suggest taking a very strong drink before going shopping. That way, you can stay loose and not get mad and start ranting and raving about how long it takes to get checked out and on to your next stop.

Don’t worry, the stores have plenty of junk to buy.

I hope you have a good time shopping.

Samuel W. Plummer


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