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Christmas thief took more
than mailbox and mail
Our Christmas presents weren’t stolen, but something else was. Santa visited our house on West Ridge Road on Christmas Eve because my husband and I both had to work Christmas Day. My husband is a firefighter, and I work at the hospital. We had fun seeing what Santa brought our 19-month-old son. After opening presents, I left the house to run a few errands. I was going to check the mail when I got back home.
I was about to pull up to the mailbox when I noticed there was no mailbox. There was also no mailbox post or mail. Someone stole our mailbox, the post and two days’ worth of mail. We reported it to the police.
The people that stole our mailbox probably were looking for a Christmas gift for someone. I can’t understand why someone would steal our mailbox and post. Yes, they were new, but they cost only about $30. My husband and I put them up when we built and moved into our new house. I know a mailbox is not that much, but when you have worked hard and built something, you take pride in it. It upsets you when thieves steal what you have worked for. No matter what the cost, you get discouraged and upset.
I want to say to whoever did this, merry Christmas and God bless you. I hope you are proud of yourself for this. I would also like to say that I want my mail back. You can put in one of the blue mailboxes at the post office for it to be sent back to me, no questions asked. I hope that the power of Christ and goodwill will speak to your heart and that you will send back what belongs to my family.
ó Tony Kyles
Salisbury
Generosity is always in style
I am the owner of Salon and Beyond, which raised money this Christmas for the Nazareth Children’s Home. We would like to let you know that we have raised $427, thanks to the support of our clients and the six stylists that work at my salon. I want to say thank you! I would also like to thank all the people who have helped raise money for the children.
I know that the children will be very grateful for all that everyone has done. Times have been tough this year for lots of families. It’s nice to know that people are still willing to help out the needy.
ó Kelly Yates
Salisbury

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