The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.
Goldie Marie (Miller) Zook, 92, formerly of Weatherford, Okla., died Dec. 9, 2012, in Luray.
Family will receive friends at Rileyville Church of the Brethren on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, from 7 to 8 p.m.
She moved to Stanley to live with her daughters, Ruby F. Gray and Donna Gray, after her health declined.
A funeral service will be held by Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford, Okla., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rileyville Church of the Brethren in her memory.
Services performed under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home, 187 E. Main St., P.O. Box 442, Luray, VA 22835.