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What’s changed in America: Value of life has measurably declined

“Welcome back to America!”, I keep thinking as we re-adjust to having been away for two years in Japan. I learned a lot living overseas, about myself, my country, and particularly about how important it is for a culture to value human life above all things.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest trends I notice upon my return is how human life has become increasingly cheap in the U.S. To illustrate this trend I’d like to talk about the following items: the war in Afghanistan, stem cells, gay marriage, Obama, and Alzheimer’s Read More»

20th century scourges: Nazism, Communism, Abortionism

This Monday, the Pro Life movement demonstrated throughout the country for the right to life and an end to abortion. The Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling made abortion legal in this country causing the deaths of millions of innocent human beings. Why did this happen?

The twentieth century has experienced some of the most brutal and evil philosophies ever known by mankind – Communism and Nazism. These philosophies, which believe the ends justifies the means, were used to murder millions of innocent human beings for the greater good. Read More»

For those relying on Supreme Court for ‘right’: Just remember ‘Plessy’

In a recent edition of The Citizen, Mr. Timothy Parker took objection to my response to his earlier letter to the editor. I find it necessary to again respond.

In his most recent letter, Mr. Parker accuses me of inventing an issue and of misrepresenting history. After carefully reviewing his original letter, my response, and his rebuttal, I have absolutely no idea how he concluded that I invented an issue. I simply responded to his earlier letter, point by point. Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans retreat/mission Feb. 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series especially for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer to attend a morning session.

“We encourage you to come and prepare for the upcoming Lenten season,” a spokesperson said.

Refreshments will follow each session. For more information call 770-487-7672.

Rieder-Thurston engagement

Emily Rieder engaged to Stephen Thurston

The parents of Emily Rieder and Stephen Thurston announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Udo and Karen Rieder of Portland, Ore., formerly of Peachtree City. She is a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School, where she was salutatorian. She earned a psychology degree from the University of Georgia in 2009 and a nursing degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2010. She is a nurse at CODA, a behavioral healthcare agency in Portland. Read More»

Pancakes, clowns and firetrucks at annual breakfast

“DeanO T. Clown” from New Hope Baptist Church gets a few lessons from Kiwanian Steve Boone on how to properly flip a fluffy flapjack during last year’s Pancake Saturday. Photo/Special.

Tired of the cold weather?  Tired of being cooped up?  Then here’s the chance for your family to step out and socialize once again. For the 19th year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will hold its annual Pancake Saturday on Jan. 29.  Read More»

Macular degeneration incidence declining, new treatments studied

Dry Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans over age 65, according to Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  

“When I was director of low vision services at LSU Eye Center (in New Orleans), macular degeneration was the main cause of vision impairment in more than 90 percent of my patients.”  The condition afflicts 10 to 15 million Americans. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: It’s obvious to me that women see their physicians much more frequently than men. As a guy, I want to be proactive about my health, but I really don’t know how often to schedule regular check-ups. Any advice? Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City

Mrs. Betty Jane Raines of Peachtree City died January 21, 2011.

Mrs. Raines was a member of the Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church and the Red Hat Society. She was born In Middletown, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband Noble Raines of Peachtree City; children, Toni Hinkle of Villa Rica; Noble James Raines and his wife Ann of Guyton; Jeff Raines of Stone Mountain; grandchildren; Emily Hinkle, Christine Bartlam of Pooler; Terri Jo Raines of Guyton; great-grandchildren; Collin; Cheyenne and Chloe; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, 82, of Peachtree City

Mr. Calvin L. Fralish, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 21, 2011 at the age of 82.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather best remembered by his grandchildren for their special times on golf cart rides and the way he loved to spoil them. He was an avid golfer who belonged to the Canongate Country Club where he was a part of the “Fryer Group.” Mr. Fralish attended the Christ’s Church at Whitewater where he was a member of the Challenger Sunday School class. He was a longtime employee of MARTA and retired as the Overhaul Shop Foreman after 38 years of service. Read More»

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