Letters to the Editor week of 10-27-11


Great job

To the Editor:

You are gasping for breath. You desperately need help. Who do you call? 911 of course and hope they send the EMS squad. Here in Switzerland County, we are lucky to have this group. My husband had such an incident.

Within minutes, though we live a ways from town and have a long lane, the chase vehicle arrived. An oxygen mask was fitted to his face and he got a bit of relief. Very soon the ambulance arrived. They put him on a gurney and into the back of the ambulance. The decisions these professionals made saved his life. He is still alive because of Jon Guess, Zach Brogan, and Jacob Parker. They sedated him and inserted a breathing tube, doing all they could do. They realized how dire the situation was and called for air care.

They met the helicopter with the ambulance and he was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He got excellent treatment from the doctors and nurses at the hospital. He was released after five days. How can one thank our local EMS for their kindness to me and their professional care for my husband? They are an invaluable resource and deserve all of our support.

Evelyn West

McCreary’s Ridge


To the Editor:

I am a big fan of Vevay. My husband and I frequent Roxano’s, Mo’s, Los Bandidos and Bizarre Ladies. First Fridays” are popular at our house. So, having enjoyed the Headless Horseman – Fall Festival so much last year, this year we packed up the grandkids and made the trek to Vevay.

Having given the festival a tremendous build-up I was shocked to see so few pumpkins (grocery store size), a few stalks of corn, no Indian corn and mums that looked like the festival was long past. The train ride, old tractors and pumps and the person on stilts making balloon animals almost made it worth taking the day off work. The day w as salvaged by the playground at Ogle Park. Fall Festival – I think not.

Cyndi Huff

Petersburg, Kentucky

Sad situation

To the Editor:

This saddens me as an educator to write this Letter to the Editor. Education is not just taught in our schools. Mothers teach their girls to cook, clean, shop and become young ladies. Fathers teach their sons to farm, ride mowers or learn a trade. These things are taught in our homes. Pastors teach about our Lord in a church. By carrying on conversations between ourselves we learn by each other. Teaching is a gift, given to us by our forefathers.

When children are taught about farming it is usually done in a barn or on the farm. They may be taught how to milk a cow, cut hay, combine beans or pick corn. Never in my life have I heard of anyone not wanting their sons or daughters to be taught about life. When I heard that a 4-H leader was told never to teach a child how to shear a sheep in their barn, I was appalled. My daughter raises sheep at our house. So does this 4-H leader. Is it wrong to teach our children how to do things when we live on a farm? How on earth will our children be taught any other way? By learning ourselves, it is our obligation to teach our children for a better life for themselves and a brighter future. It doesn’t matter where we are taught, just as long as we teach our children the proper way. How did you learn fair board, how to teach your children? I’m sure it was your parents and teachers too. Also by good and wonderful people around you. It is time to help our leaders and encourage them to continue to teach their children and our children well. There were no laws broken and you cannot fire a leader who is doing her best to make our club, and every club better. She should be patted on her back, and said good job Trina Hart. Good job.

Sidewinder mother and leader of education.

Tonya Moore