Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
I am tired of these calls attacking welfare recipients. What about retired military and the public officials who do their time and get a paycheck for the rest of their lives? They have served their time, and you want to complain about someone who is struggling and getting a little bit of money. If it’s so great, quit your job, get on welfare and claim yourself.
I’m a worker at Phillip’s Seafood and I’d like to thank the caller who said we treat the customers good and we have fresh fish. Thank you.
Just read the new Neighbors & Newcomers book. If you’ll notice on page 54, the GI is saluting with the wrong hand. Obviously you don’t have any military down there.
Regarding the story “Ernie the Highlander,” what does Ernie have to do with DJ Felder signing his contract? It doesn’t mention anything about where DJ is going. Ernie doesn’t have anything to do with First Presbyterian, so why is he featured? The only thing First Pres is doing is using his facility. Ernie is not a coach at First Pres. Where is DJ going?
Editor’s note: Ernie Walthour is FPCA’s basketball coach. The photo that ran with the story in question is a file photo that originally accompanied an April story about DJ Felder, who played basketball for FPCA and Walthour, signing with St. John’s River State College.