Letters to the Editor week of 11-22-07


Public correction

Dear Editor:

In my October 25th, 2007, Letter to the Editor in the Vevay newspapers I concluded my opinion with the following statement:

“The board informing the public about their intentions of dealing with the superintendent’s plunder of over $1 million is important.”

I did not mean to imply or accuse the superintendent of personally plundering $1 million from the school corporation.

I need to publicly correct this statement. What I meant was that in my opinion the board informing the public about their intentions of dealing with the superintendent under whose watch there was a plunder of over $1 million is important.

Nancy Peters

Near Vevay

Unchristian movie

To the Editor:

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We sing carols, give gifts in love, and thank God for the birthday of His son. Families and friends embrace each other with deeds of kindness and generosity. We attend church, musical programs, or even see special movies to remind us of the reason for the season. I would like to expose a movie, coming out on December 7th, that will fool kids and their parents that Christmas is not of God and His Son. It is “The Golden Compass” based on a series of books written by the atheist author, Phillip Pulman. Hollywood, using leading star Nicole Kidman, seeks to bash Christianity.

I am thankful for Christian friends that made me aware of this Satanistic movie. I hope you and your family will ban this motion picture and destroy any books written by Phillip Pulman. I wish everyone a blessed Christmas filled with the love of our Saviour.

God bless you.

Debbie Allen

Near Vevay

Community paper

To the Editor:

Last week I took a picture of my beautiful newborn grandson to the newspaper office to announce his arrival just as I did a few years ago when my granddaughter was born and many years ago when my kids were born. Not only that, but I have also taken in various pieces through the years of my kids’ engagements, weddings, college graduation and other accomplishments, as have most of you. These items have always been readily accepted with absolutely no charge.

Too often these days, you hear people complain of all the bad things happening in the news. Kudos, Vevay Newspapers, for giving us a paper full of good things to read about our friends and neighbors and about our school kids and their accomplishments.

I have always felt that if we look for the good in people, it will grow. I try to let this guide me – especially when dealing with little ones – with my kids and grandkids and with the kids at school when I used to sub. I’ve always found it to be true. Look for the good things they do and praise them for those rather than focusing on their mistakes.

Thank you Vevay Newspapers for being caring members of our community and for looking for the good in us.

Sherrie Wiesmann

Mount Sterling

Important meeting

To the Editor:

The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of a petition for zoning change from residential to industrial for a five-acre parcel of real estate on Hill Road in Florence. It has been proposed to establish a concrete plant just northwest of the firehouse in Florence.

It is not my intent in this letter to debate the issue of why this proposal is being considered for a residential area and not being placed in an established industrial park.

It is my intent, however, as a resident of Florence to ask for your attendance at the Planning and Zoning meeting Wednesday, November 21st, at 6 p.m. Yes, I realize that most of you are making Thanksgiving preparations, but please take time out for this very important meeting at the Courthouse.

How does this affect me? This might be what you are thinking. If you live near the proposed site or if you travel on any of the county roads, you are affected. I do not welcome the dust, noise, and the health risks associated with the operation of such a facility. I also don’t welcome the idea of meeting a cement truck on our existing county roads.

Please join me in protecting our health and property by attending the Planning and Zoning meeting. The meeting is on November 21st at 6 p.m. The place is the Switzerland County Courthouse.

Roy Duckworth