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Community march scheduled: Save Logan Correctional Center

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To the editor:



On Thursday, Oct. 13, there will be a march and rally on the square in Lincoln. This rally is sponsored by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce and is for trying to save the Logan Correctional Center from closure.

We will be marching from the chamber office -- across the stoplights from Logan Lanes -- to the square. We are asking for anyone who can to walk with us. It starts from the chamber at 4:15 p.m.

If Logan Correctional Center closes like the governor wants, it will not only hurt the workers at Logan Correctional Center, but the entire Logan County economy. Many workers will have to uproot and leave the community, taking families and business with them. Homes will be left possibly unsold, taking taxes away from the schools and other areas.

Businesses will be hit with less income and cost more jobs in the area as well.

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I would hate to see this happen to this community again. I've been here all my life and have personally seen the pain from the loss that Lincoln has already had -- P.P.G. Industries, Lehn & Fink, Myers Industries, Lincoln Developmental Center and others.

We are asking for your support to show the governor and our Legislature that this community wants these jobs to stay.

Come walk with us, WEAR A RED SHIRT and send a message of support. News media will be there, so it is important to have as many people as possible. Bring your family. Have fun and send a message at the same time.

Thank you.

Mike O'Neill

[Posted October 06, 2011]

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