The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


December 1, 2013

You Said It:About church convention, business closing and the stock market

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes "You Said It," a compilation of reader comments from coupled with responses by the newspaper's editorial board.

The Church of God announced it will move its annual convention from Anderson to Oklahoma City in 2014. (Article published Nov. 27)

  •  "This is a tragic loss to our town. Anderson's finest traditional event brought much needed prayer and fellowship from around the world. Will be missed."
  •  "Not the first time. Everyone forgets when the convention was canceled in 1961 after the old tabernacle collapsed in a snowstorm."

THB: Anderson will serve as a satellite location. The ministry cites the lack of hotels and motels in the area as well as the changing demographics, with churches growing in the West. Officials say that a third of the Church of God's membership reside in the western region of the country.


Frank Hajny, owner of Cycle Machining Co., closed up shop after 30 years of owning his own Harley-Davidson repair business. (Nov. 25)

  • "Thank you for all the years you had faith in Anderson. I am sorry to see you shut down and am sorry you have to. This is a big red alarm to many of us. Humble and sorry we let you down, you opened this man's eyes!"
  • "Congratulations, Frank! I wish you a happy retirement and much luck to your son-in-law Greg. You were both a pleasure to do business with. "
  • "I'm going to miss Frank and Greg. They were very helpful and resourceful."

THB: Another good reason to support small and locally owned businesses.


Anderson High School students excel at the Stock Market Game. (Nov. 25)

  •  "Should we be allowing our children to learn how to speculate and gamble in the stock market? Or should we teach them prudent investing techniques? Who does this benefit more? Wall street or Main street?"

THB: The Stock Market Game is sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Indiana Secretary of State Securities Division. Is it really a bad thing to know how the market works?




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