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I am writing this letter in response to a previous letter in the June 22 News-Herald.
While I realize that the people, not alcohol, cause problems, I feel that when you mix alcohol and human weakness, it creates a multitude of problems.
I came from a family of five children with an alcoholic father. As a result of this, each of the five children was raised by different families.
While people make the choice, the choice is easier to make when you don’t have a beer joint or package liquor store down the street.
I have been pastoring for the past 30 years and have seen first-hand the effect that drugs and alcohol have on children, finances and relationships. If you think for a moment that Owen County will benefit financially from the sale of alcohol, then you need to research the facts a little deeper.
I sincerely hope that the people of Owen County will see it for what it is and defeat it at the polls July 26, 2011.
Bro. Tom Hall, pastor
Poplar Grove Baptist Church