Weatherford Democrat

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March 5, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Live by the Blue Belles creed

Dear Editor,

On Jan. 17, there was an article published in the Dallas Morning News that attacked one of the premier organizations in Parker County. The Weatherford Democrat published a similar article on Feb. 5, with a follow up article on Feb. 27.

It is now time for a parent member of this organization to speak out and set the record straight.  First and foremost – there have been no financial shenanigans with the Blue Belles Parent Club as alluded to in the DMN and the first Democrat articles. As a member of this organization for more than 10 years, I have never seen anyone try and manipulate the funds.

A formal audit was completed and the Parker County DA has reviewed. As noted in the second Democrat article, no missing funds were found during the audit, and the DA said there is nothing that would lead him to open a formal investigation.

Both original articles made many innuendos and insinuations. Both papers owe a formal apology to the two principles in the articles. The reporter from the DMN, if I dare call him a reporter, made claim via his Facebook page that he had “documents” that showed there was misuse of funds. I have challenged him to bring that data forward – and he has not. He has no data, because there is none.

My suspicion is he is just another “mouthpiece” – a bully if it were – that when challenged, he had to put his tail between his legs and go home. He has never produced a shred of evidence supporting his claim.

The parent that brought all of this up needs to re-examine her motives and decide whether she is a member of the organization, or whether she needs to leave it. The BBPC is an all-volunteer organization. Not one of the executive team has the time to spend trying to resolve the petty, selfish, issues that this parent keeps bringing forward. She needs to reassess her motives – if the full story were to come out and be published, people would realize that this parent has very selfish motives that have nothing to do with making the BBPC, or the Blue Belles organization in general, the great organization that it is.

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