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Opinion Letters

Join the Old Bones Softball Team If you are a slow pitch softball player at least 58 years old in 2012 and able to play during the day, please consider joining the Franklin Old Bones softball team. There is no upper age limit!

The Old Bones softball team is sponsored by Macon Bank and they play in the Franklin Church League and against nearby cities, playing around 90 day and 14 night games from April thru October. Day games are double- headers on alternating Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings all season.

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The Macon County Veterans Political Action Committee at Tuesday’s board meeting voted to endorse John Snow for State Senator’s seat in the upcoming election.

We urge all Veterans to vote!

William Trapani — Franklin, NC

I was amused to read recently that Scott Cochran, the promoter for the town’s upcoming Rumble in the Smokies motorcycle rally, stated that noise would be an unavoidable inconvenience to residents and “the biggest complaint you will have, and the biggest I have (is noise). I can’t sugarcoat that. It is noisy and it is aggravating.”

How generous of Mr. Cochran to warn residents and tourists that they will be assaulted for three days with the deafening sound of perhaps thousands of motorcycles, not to mention inconvenienced by closed downtown streets and blocked traffic.

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If our world were to be totally evil, with no evidence of good, the there would be no God. But if the world were to be all good, with a total absence of evil, then there would be only God. This good was bridged by our creator wanting a relationship of genuine love for us, and us towards Him. When He created us with a free will to choose, this was truly an act of love on His part, for you cannot know love unless you are given the free will to choose or reject it. Did the one you love force you to love him or her? Certainly not, true love can only be known if it’s ‘freely’ given and accepted.

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