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November 11, 2013

Readers' Forum 11-10 | CamTran surpassed vet's expectations

JOHNSTOWN — I am writing to say thank you to the staff of Cambria Transit Authority.

I came to Johnstown for a visit, but my visit lasted for more that 1 1⁄2 years. I am an Air Force veteran, and had found a military brother living in the area who was terminally ill. I stayed until his passing.

I did not possess a car, so my sole transportation was using CamTran. My experiences with the bus was really great. I found the staff, especially the drivers, supervisors, dispatchers and maintenance, and yes, the wonderful lady at the bus stop store, to be most helpful and courteous at all times.

The people of Johnstown and Cambria County should be proud of their great transit system, so park that car and try transit. You will be pleasantly surprised. I was.

John Carmody

Carson City, Nev.

Breast-care coverage is second to none

Kudos to The Tribune-Democrat’s coverage of breast cancer during the entire month of October.

I am so proud of our newspaper for the enormous way it has covered all issues of the prevalent breast cancer disease. From the daily pink ribbon on the front page to the pink color on so many pages, and to the widespread coverage of the hundreds of women and men and the struggles and triumphs they have endured.

Every day, too, our paper covered the unbelievable number of groups and people who were working to demonstrate their support of and concern for breast cancer.

Every year, I am overwhelmed by the prevalence of breast cancer in our area. I am just grateful to God that my four sisters and I, following lumpectomies in years past, have always received the welcome report that we had no malignancies.

I only wish they day could come when all women and men could be so blessed.

If everyone would be as supportive as our newspaper, that day could come soon.

Jane Metzgar


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