Weatherford Democrat

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December 14, 2012

Letters to the Editor – Friday, Dec. 14

Mother in abuse case deserves jail time

Dear Editor,

I am surprised that the adults got probation for beating and abusing a mentally retarded child. I really feel that jail time is in order.

I pray that this mother never gets her children returned to her. There is no excuse for abusing a child.

Sandra Johnson, Weatherford

Weatherford has much to be thankful for

Dear Editor,

We are so fortunate to live in Weatherford, a city with much potential.

We are fortunate to have Jerry Blaisdale as our city manager. It is phenomenal how he encourages the city staff to reach their fullest potential, as he is reaching his. He never dreamed that he would be “called” into this position. We are fortunate to have all of the city staff who are so dedicated to the well-being of all of our citizens.

We are fortunate to have Dale Fleeger as our library director who visualizes moving our library into a larger space to more adequately meet the needs of our community. We are fortunate to have Craig Farmer as director of planning who sees the vision of preserving the heritage of our city. We are fortunate to have Danielle Felds as parks and recreation director who maintains our parks for everyone to enjoy. We are fortunate to have Janena Jewel as our chief financial officer who receives awards for the work she and her staff do for our city. We are fortunate to have sharon hayes as assistant city manager who uses her talents to oversee many projects in the city. We are fortunate to have Terry Hughes who is so ably bringing our streets and roads to a higher potential. We are fortunate to have Mike Manning as police chief and Paul Rusk as fire chief who lead their departments in excellence. And all of the other staff who are unsung heroes and heroines who do the work of the city “behind the scenes.”

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