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December 22, 2010 5:52 pm

EDITORIAL: Christmas wishes

Written by Don Amend

There are many important issues we could comment on in this space today.

Many of them are controversial, involving intense and often acrimonious debate.

But this issue is not the time to dwell on division and acrimony. It is our last edition before Christmas, time to speak of peace and goodwill rather than division and acrimony.

Christmas is a major celebration for Christians, but the spirit of the season belongs to everyone. There are exceptions, of course, but most of us want to live in peace and wish goodwill on others, and that wish becomes more evident at this time of year.

Many here in the Powell area have been putting that good will into action, helping to make this Christmas a better one for those who may be in special need for any number of reasons. Some of those efforts are ongoing, and we have reported on them in the past. Others are spontaneous, and only the participants know about them. It would be impossible for us to list all of those efforts in this space, but we wish those who are involved in such efforts a special Christmas this year.

Powell’s people work in many other ways to make our little corner of the world a better place. Businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals all contribute to that effort, and those who sacrifice their time and energy to serve in public office deserve special thanks. We issue Christmas greetings to all of those who make that effort.

As so often happens, this Christmas comes at a time of war, and some members of our community will again be away from home engaged in that conflict. We wish them a happy holiday as well, and a special hope for peace.

Finally, to all our readers, whatever your faith, a peaceful and happy celebration this week. You all deserve it.
Merry Christmas.

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