Reality of hell
TO THE EDITOR: A letter to the editor published on Aug. 3 by Mark Gellman needs some further information.
Mark seems to be attempting to explain what hell is like based on what a teacher told his student who asked about it. The teacher explained that it was like being hungry and having a table full of food in front of you and not being able to reach it nor smell it.
According to the New International Version of Study Bible by Zondervan, Deuteronomy 5:11, it is clearly stated: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name”.
When my granddaughter Gina asked what was the meaning of “in vain,” I replied that it was “Saying the Name of God when you’re not saying your prayers.” For anyone interested in knowing about the reality and pains of hell, you can order from Tan books “What Will Hell Be Like?”
Tour de Forks successful
TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank the following businesses, groups and individuals as well as the 56 participating cyclists who contributed to the success of the Fifth Annual “Tour de Forks” Century Ride on July 28 sponsored by the AuSable Forks Revitalization Group.
Also, Bruce Picard, AuSable Forks Fire Department and John Roy, AuSable Forks Ambulance Squad and Shane Murray, Sue Cameron and ROOST, towns of Jay, Black Brook and Elizabethtown, Hometown Deli, Grand Union, Stewart’s, Bobby and Vicki Meconi, Tom and Melissa McDonald, Amy Shalton, Bryan Deyoe, Morgan Pulitzer, Spike Pulitzer, Laurel Beattie, Mike Fitzsimmons, Phil and Mary Lou Dooley, Groucho Pedulla, Keith Hager, Keeseville Fire Department and the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Jay.
Also, Rebecca Kelly and Appleby Foundation, Paul Longenderfer, American Legion Post 504, Geoff Hewston, Hollywood Theatre, Susan, Stephen and Sara Richards, Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas, Carol Hackel, Michael Rafferty, Jamie Rose Douglass, Chris Garrow and Town of Jay Highway Crew, Adirondack Life, Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, Betsey Bushey and Senior Nutrition Center, Terry Young, Deanna Santor, Plattsburgh Hannaford and Price Chopper, Panera Bread, Sam’s Club and Uno Chicago Grill.
Special thanks to our stalwart aid-station volunteers: Diane Kirby, Jim and Mary Santangelo, Darlene Hart, Juanita Giddings, Nancy Griffith and Sue Picard. And last but not least, the providers of the outstanding buffet: Susan Serino, Sierra Serino-Hanf, Connie Bremer, Amanda Kubik, Wilmington Fire Dept., Amy Shalton, Nancy Nugent and Mary Lou Dooley.
Plans for the 2013 “Tour de Forks” are currently under way and we look forward to hosting this fun event promoting health and fitness through cycling in the beautiful Adirondacks and AuSable and Champlain Valleys.