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Caring and giving are a hallmark of the state

The people of Lincoln and surrounding counties are proving themselves as caring, giving people. It’s the hallmark of this area specifically, and the state and South generally.

People of all ages, from all walks of life, all ethnicities and economic brackets are working together to help meet the needs of our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana. Churches, schools, clubs, businesses and individuals all are trying to make a positive difference in the lives of those who have been struck so devastatingly by Hurricane Harvey.

This storm has set records for rainfall and may set new records for levels of devastation and lives affected. Only time will tell. What a record storm needs most is record response.

Thankfully, people from all over the country are responding.

It’s not a time for casting blame — storms come and go no matter who is in political office. It’s not a time for racism or any other issue that divides people.

It’s a time to remember when a helping hand was reached out to us, and to reach out our own helping hands. We’re glad to see the people of Lincoln County and the areas around us responding so well to help meet the needs of Harvey victims.

Let’s keep it up.