Helping those who need help

Catholic Charities Community Service Programs and the Lompoc Food Pantry would like to thank all those who contributed to our Silent Angel fund-raising project.

These donations help to keep the Food Pantry open to assist the needy of Lompoc.

The mission of the Catholic Charities Community Service Programs and the Lompoc Food Pantry is to help those most in need in the Lompoc community, regardless of ethnic origin, gender or religious beliefs.

Ryzbel B. Pack

Catholic Charities

Lompoc

Working to be American

What has made this country great is immigrants who have come to this country through legal channels to assimilate to our culture, become a citizen, speak our language and wave one flag, the stars and stripes of the United States.

My parents came from Russia and Italy, were sponsored, came through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. They were proud of their new country. I had the chance to learn these two languages but my parents were so proud to be Americans, they learned and spoke English only.

My father was a carpenter and did masonry, and never was he on welfare, but President Franklin Roosevelt started the WPA, a work program that if you worked you received a small wage and bags of vegetables.

My father was one of the many who set the rock wall at Revere Beach in Massachusetts. You did not receive any handouts if you did not work.

What makes illegals come to U.S. is to better themselves, but they do not try to assimilate to our ways. Instead they continue their old country’s ways. Some of them expect the same rewards given to citizens and then demonstrate against this country as if they had legal rights. Wait your turn, go though the immigration system like others who have waited their turn.

We welcome law-abiding immigrants to this great country.

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Anita Dwyer

Lompoc

Thank you Marian hospital

After seeing one doctor and still coughing 22 days later, I went to the emergency room at Marian Regional Medical Center, thinking that I might have pneumonia. Every staff member was so very kind, from the tech for the X-ray, to the tech for the EKG, to the phlebotomist, to the registration tech, and the very kind Dr. Webber. I thank you so very much. All tests were normal; I have a viral bronchitis and needed another prescription. I feel blessed to live in a community with such caring professionals!

Lori Sexty

Santa Maria

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