We have gone into a New Year. Hopefully, 2006 will be a great year for everyone. The Town Crier took a poll asking area postmasters their opinion on what would make 2006 a great year for our nation and for our communities.
For 50 years we have seen our religious freedoms, our godly heritage, our right to acknowledge God slowly chipped away until today our country is but a shadow of what it was founded to be, one nation, under God.
So I believe if we would determine to follow this one scripture, our nation and community would have a great 2006. "If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 - Gena Alberda, Monette postmaster.
If I could make a change in the world and in our community that would make 2006 a great year, I would say to have World Peace and for people to actually live by "The Golden Rule." To go back to a time and place where we could once again leave our homes unlocked, our kids could play outside without fear of harm, and people could come and go without being afraid. To be able to live in a world without all the thievery and violence we have today. - Darla Harrell, Black Oak postmaster.
In my opinion 2006 would be better if our troops came home from Iraq. We need to get control of the National Deficit. Balance the National Budget. We also need to keep our jobs in this country. - Ron Nunnally, Lake City postmaster.
Hopefully, we will have good weather in 2006. We live in the South and we need good weather for our crops to grow. Farming is very important to everyone and affects us so much. It would be good if we could get more local jobs for the area. We have the workforce, we need the jobs. Naturally, we all want good health. Like everyone else, I would like to see our crisis and war come to an end and get some of our soldiers back home. -- Brenda Robins, officer in charge, Leachville Post Office.
My idea for a good year would be for all of us to have good health, God's favor and for all to live with an attitude of gratitude. -- Curtis Newton, Caraway postmaster.
Reflecting on this question brings many things to mind and makes it very difficult to limit to a short response. I would like to see our nation at peace and our men home. I would like to see the loss of jobs to foreign countries stop. I would like to see affordable health care and prescription medicine made available to everyone. I would like to see a resurgence of the development of the family unit. Yes, I can think of many things that I would "like" to happen, but in reality, I guess good health and prosperity for the citizens of our area would makes things work out very well and if we had these, we can deal with everything else. -- Don Nunnally, Manila postmaster.