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Mar. 16, 2013 @ 10:35 PM

Federal ID procedures seem lacking in security

Recently my wife had to renew her driver's license. Having read several letters to the editor concerning how many items were needed to prove identity, we gathered the needed documents (birth certificate, marriage license, etc.).

Well, we had the proper identifying documents and she chose to get a "For Federal Identification Purposes" license. We were surprised when she was given a paper copy of the license and told that her real license would be mailed to her.

A few weeks later, she did receive her real license. Not by certified or registered mail but just regular old U.S. mail. Anyone could have taken that envelope and the license in it. The temporary license was good for two months, so until that time was up we wouldn't have been looking for the license.

To us it seems sort of dumb to have to go through all of the process of proving who you are and then they mail the license to you. But, I guess the government knows what is best for us?

Clarence T. White


Thanks to church for pro-life action

Monday, March 18, is Pro-Life Day at the West Virginia Legislature. Please take the time to come and represent the "little ones" who have no voices.

For further information, please contact West Virginia for Life at 304-594-9845 or WvForLife@labs.net.

In closing, I wish to thank Pastor Paul Meadows and members of his congregation at Beulah Ann Baptist Church for being there year after year. He is one of the very few pastors in the local area to take the time to be there and speak for those who have no voices.

George Wallace


Hankins fails logic regarding mail

After reading Milt Hankins' column regarding the U.S. Postal Service, I couldn't get to my keyboard fast enough. Just when I begin to get some sense of logic, he ambushes with total abandon.

I was especially drawn to his comment regarding stopping rural delivery AND closing small post offices. He says to have these folks go to the post office for their postal needs. Milt, I gotta say you make no sense but do make excellent nonsense. Many people living in rural areas do not drive, live alone or do not have access to public transportation (whatever that is). Streamline, yes, but do not disregard these folks.

Rich Christian




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