Letters to the Editor week of 7/12/07


Hunter’s plea

(Editor’s Note: We are reprinting the following letter exactly as the young man wrote it.)

Dear Editor:

If you find my bike please call my Dad 812-599-7314 or call 427-3118.

My Dad bot me a new bike and it got stold. It was in my front yard. My bike is a blue Mongoose, its seat is high up and black. I only had it for a few days.

I really liked my bike. Please help me find my bike.

Hunter Robinson


With gratitude

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the board of directors of the Historic Hoosier Theater, we wish to acknowledge with gratitude and thanks for the funding that sponsored our “Summer Music Series” from the United Fund of Switzerland County.

United Fund of Switzerland County is a local voluntary charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Indiana and is a member of the Indiana Association of United Ways.

Your contributions to the United Fund of Switzerland County make possible the programs funded by this agency here in Switzerland County.

The board of directors of the Hoosier Theater in its endeavor to provide a variety of culturally enriching performances for local residents and visitors in an historically beautiful 1837 building must preserve and maintain it to the best of their ability. This is done through your support and generous donations and grants such as provided by the United Fund of Switzerland County.

In addition to the grant by United Fund of Switzerland County, we would also like to thank those individuals and businesses in our community who have given us their support in sponsoring the “Summer Music Series.”

With gratitude and thanks,

Stasia Wiseman

Board of Directors

Publicity/Marketing Chairman

Great job

To the Editor:

We would like to compliment McAlister Excavating Company, Inc., for doing just a great job on the bridges they construct. The before and after is quite obvious.

The Indian Creek Bridge and landscaping is truly beautiful. Knowing what an outstanding job this company has done, we were very anxious to see what the result was going to be for the Turtle Creek Bridge.

What a difference . . . they not only replaced a bridged, but the layout and landscaping is spectacular. We have very professional, skilled and specialized craftsmen from our very own county.

Thanks for making our county beautiful and safer.

Randy and Lorraine Brown

Near Vevay


To the Editor:

I wondered when some citizens with misguided conceptions and of urban mentality would surface to complain about horse manure on the highway.

Horse manure is a valuable fertilizer. It is simply “grass.”

I wish to complain about the oil, rubber and antifreeze, which is all over the highway. These are “toxic.” When it rains, whoa Nellie. They can cause hydroplaning and needless to say, can cause dangerous driving conditions. When the roads are treated with salt in the winter, this salt is harmful to the foliage and contaminates the water shed.

I wish to complain about the litterers who throw their trash out the vehicle window, along the highways.

I wish to complain about the speeders and reckless drivers.

I wish to complain about those who misuse public funds.

I wish to complain about the weather.

I want to complain about, whatever else is irksome.

But for “goodness sake”, how can anyone complain about a few “road apples” in a rural community?

Rita Vannatter

Near Vevay

Troop support

To the Editor:

I would like to extend a big “Thank You” to all the people who were at the Patriot Parade on the Fourth of July who helped me with my photography project. You delivered such beautiful smiles to show our troops how much we love and appreciate them. When I got home that night, I sent a few emails to some of my friends in the military to wish them happy Independence Day and to let them know they could soon look forward to a CD of photos in the mail.

I attached a few pictures from the day to my email. Unbeknownst to me, there had been a terrible tragedy in Afghanistan the day before which had touched close to one of the recipients of my email. Everyone’s spirits in his camp were very low to say the least. He told me that the pictures of American support that I had sent from Patriot meant more to him and the other soldiers than I would ever know.

Without you, my idea would have gone nowhere . . . but because of your beautiful smiles, that show of support has already made a difference and I wanted you to know that.

Sarah Thompson

Bethel Ridge

Great news

To the Editor:

Hello friends and family. Hope this finds everyone well. I just wanted to share some great news with all of you. Lord knows that this world is in need of good news.

I had sent a few emails to many of you earlier in the year in an attempt to get support for building a preschool in my village. Well, I was just informed that the project has been fully funded, meaning that some of you and some others whom I have not yet been informed of, were able to raise about $10,000 for this particular project. It’s really exciting news. Yippee. I’m very happy about it.

I asked the Peace Corps who the contributors were and I haven’t received that list yet. I do believe that some of my good friends at Carol Woods played a large part. So, those of you who did put some money towards that project will definitely be hearing from me when I get that information. Until then, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thanks again to all of you who have offered me all kinds of other support for the past two years. It’s great to know great people.

Well, that’s about it from here. I just went on a short vacation to Durban (on the southeast coast of South Africa) and had a wonderful time. It’s back to the village in about a week to start saying good-byes and wrapping things up. Lots of stories to tell. Can’t wait to share them.

Andrew Ross