Weatherford Democrat

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July 13, 2012

Letters to the editor, Friday, July 13

— Veggie alternatives to meat aren't always best

Dear editor,

Mr. Crowley (“Go for veggie options on July 4,” Viewpoints, July 1) seems unwilling to mention the unfortunate truth that the deadliest outbreaks of Escherichia coli have come from ... vegetables.

Wm. Picou,

Weatherford

Festivals should be revised due to weather, health

Dear editor,

I believe this city has a lot that needs changing.

The Peach Festival, to me, seems way out of line. Many elderly and children are seriously at risk due to the heat in the middle of July. As yet, no shut down has been implemented during the heat of the day, from 1 p.m.  to 6 p.m. This is perhaps the most dangerous time of day for the most vulnerable of our citizens.

Over the years, many have given suggestions for making attending the festival more humane. Unfortunately, their suggestions have fallen on deaf ears.

I also believe that charging an admission fee for Weatherford residents is quite inappropriate.

Christmas on the Square planning  is also ill arranged.

Instead of having it at night, in December, I believe a day Christmas event on the Square would be much healthier for our most vulnerable citizens and visitors from other areas of this county.

Whether it be hot or cold, weather planning in our town is needed for the utmost protection for our citizen’s health and welfare. I believe it should be a city liability issue.

Care about people is more important than monetary profits of those in charge or planning or organizing festival and holiday events on Weatherford’s Square.

Greed in political leadership is becoming very unpopular among this town’s taxpayers.

Darwin Yeary,

Weatherford

Vote for Gary Carter for Precinct 3 commissioner

Dear editor,

To Weatherford, Texas, townspeople and to all that are concerned about our growing little city: When you vote for our commissioners here in Precinct 3 in our beautiful City of Weatherford, Texas, and to know you’ve put your X on the right man running for this position, please may I suggest Gary Wayne Carter for commissioner for our Precinct 3 here in our beautiful growing community and know that Gary is the most honest and caring man to get the job done.

Gary has worked hard running for this position and if he is elected this will be his ONLY job that he will be doing.

Please be sure to go vote. Starting July 27 to July 31 for runner Gary Carter.

Gary is my son-in-law and he comes from a long line of Carters and he is the most honest and dependable and caring person I know.

Please take time to go and vote on these days and remember that Gary Wayne Carter is the man for this position.

Gary Wayne Carter for commissioner Precinct 3.

Thank you and may god bless.

Leta C. Dykes,

Weatherford

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