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January 15, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Signs of things to come

Signs of things to come

Dear Editor,

The season is starting for the “empty lot campaigns.”

What is this? For the most part, you will see their signs on empty lots and in front of empty houses, closed businesses, old gas stations and maybe even on an old truck parked somewhere.

Some of our ongoing officeholders have honed this practice to a fine art. It gives the false impression of support for them. Then, cashing in on the herd mentality of the general public, people vote for the one that they have seen on all of those signs.

Who are they? Just look around. And while you are doing that, look to see who has signs in front of peoples’ homes and active businesses.

Please let us not be fooled again by this little sleight-of-hand trick.

Dewitt Wood, Weatherford

A thank you to the Peaster community

Dear Editor,

Once again this year, I want to express my gratitude to the people of the Peaster community and Peaster schools for their overwhelming generosity and support for the PAL class Angel Tree Project.

So many of our people gave of themselves, their time and their money to ensure that many of our young people would have a wonderful Christmas.

I would especially like to thank two of my PAL students, Amanda Murphy and Eric Siewert, who led in organizing the project. A special thanks goes to our three counselors, Julie West, Carrie Howard and Melinda Cosper for the endless hours they spent identifying the children’s needs, distributing and collecting the application forms, shopping, and then for delivering the gifts. Once again, our high school principal, Darla Henry, was such a support and integral part of the planning, organizing, and helping on the distribution day.

Even though the ice storm interfered with getting the Angels into the hands of our sponsors in a timely manner, our community supporters made the project a priority and got the job done. For that, I am truly grateful. A simple “thank you” does not seem quite adequate, but to those who gave, please know that you were a true blessing to the children who benefitted from your generosity.

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