Thursday, November 16, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Thanks for miracle:
To all family, friends, neighbors and surrounding communities:
Our little miracle is recovering very well. We will never be able to say thank you enough to each and every one of you.
There aren’t enough words to express how thankful we are for your continued hope, love, prayers and support.
Morgan is truly a miracle and her wonderful recovery is a result of your prayers. Hearing and seeing the efforts of all of the people and communities that came together to show love and support for our little girl leaves us with a feeling that is indescribable.
We know that Morgan’s miracle has touched so many people’s hearts and lives; but, you will never know how much all of you have touched our hearts and lives as well.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything...no matter how large or small...it means the world to us.
For everything that has been done and for everything that is being done, we thank you. We appreciate all of you.
Very thankfully yours,
Thanks for help:
On Nov. 11, 2006 our children’s house dog went missing. We called for her and went looking for her but had no luck.
Later that night we were informed of who might have her so we called the police. We are so proud of these officers (Michael Owens, Tim Redmond and Jason Gurley) for taking time to help find our dog.
We are happy to report our dog was found and given back to our children. To see their eyes light up was like winning a million bucks. I know to most people it’s just a dog, but to our children it’s their “best friend.”
So a special thank you to all of you who helped bring our “best friend” back home.
The Reaves Family
To the Supervisors,
There is something I don’t understand. We are already paying extra on our garbage fee each month for those who are not paying for their garbage pickup.
I don’t know why you would even consider raising our taxes to pay for the dead beats who refuse to pay their garbage bills.
One solution would be to collect through HSUD. With all the computer technology, you can tell if someone lives in the city or county and collect their fee with their bills then mail one check to RES, since this is already done in the city.
I also understand some of the money is being collected at the tax collections office but unfortunately this plan is not working either; but the last thing we need is more taxes as Mr. Hall suggested.
So to the people who are not paying for your garbage pickup: if you don’t want $10.30 added to your utility bill each month or $123.60 added to your taxes each year, which could really be a hardship on some people, pay your bills.
Response to advertisement:
This is addressed to J.R. Dunworth, who paid for an advertisement in the paper recently.
“If you believe that you are undertaxed and really want to pay more.” The Republican Party believes that ALL lower and middle income people are undertaxed and should pay more, while the corporate giants should receive all the tax breaks. (You probably got a tax credit just for placing a “paid” advertisement.)
Where are these school nurses getting the birth control to give to our teenage children without our consent? Where are these teenagers going to get these abortions without our consent? These children should be taught abstinence (at home and at school) but due to a lack of money for schools to help educate, this does cause a school’s low score because these children cannot attend school while attending to babies. Do the Republicans even believe an adult woman has the right to say what she chooses to do with her own body?
What about Rush Limbaugh (on Fox News, Republican “media”) making fun of a person (i.e., Michael J. Fox), who is suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease? This is only one disease that could benefit through stem cell research using embryonic life — the same embryonic life that is going to be destroyed regardless (so why not use it for research?).
Quit Iraq and “bring the boys home.” Maybe we need the boys home in America because this is where the Weapons Of Mass Destruction are located — on the streets of America (watch any news station or ask any local law enforcement agency). We did help those countries achieve the right to vote and experience a democracy. Hopefully it won’t get like our democracy here (i.e., Presidential election of 2004; absentee ballots mysteriously appeared and Bush was re-elected).
I don’t believe any parent would knowingly allow their Boy Scout to go into the woods with homosexual leaders. However, the Republicans knowingly let a senator (i.e., Mark Foley) stay in office when he was making advances toward 14-and 15-year-old boys.
If being a Republican means giving in to the fundamental rights of all Americans, then I’ll just vote responsibly. Knowledge is power on all the issues you pointed out. ’Cause there’s a downside to democracy, don’t forget. We get what we deserve and deserve what we get.
Jo Ann Kennon
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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