Letters to the Editor week of 8-26-10


Free program

Dear Editor:

Some of the best things in life are free. I believe this adage to be true with the Aftershock Program that begins on Monday, August 30th, in the Middle School.

“What is Aftershock?” you ask. It is two and one half hours of good free things for all students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Aftershock is a free snack. Aftershock is over one hour homework time with free help. Aftershock is one hour of a student originated hands-on activity. Aftershock is a free ride on a school bus back to your community (Patriot, East Enterprise and Pleasant). Aftershock is free support for students to be better students. Aftershock is free every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. following the regular school day calendar.

What is your opinion? Are some of the best things in life free? Sign up for Aftershock and see for yourself.

Applications are available at the YMCA or your school. Mark your calendars. Give Aftershock a chance for you to be a prepared student. Let Aftershock help you get better grades. Let Aftershock be a part of your life . . . what have you got to lose? Aftershock is free. Remember, in my opinion, some things in life are free.

Nancy Peters

Craig Township

SWF safety

To the Editor:

The Vevay Police Department would like to welcome everyone who attends the 49th annual Swiss Wine Festival. The success of each year’s Swiss Wine Festival is heavily dependent upon its attendees. Please consider the safety ad enjoyment of others throughout Wine Festival Weekend. Consideration of other Festival attendees ensures everyone in attendance at the Swiss Wine Festival will be able to have a great time.

For your safety and the safety of others, please do not drink and drive. Drink responsibly and designate a driver.

The goal of the Vevay Police this weekend is to prevent impaired drivers and warn people of t he dangers and consequences of driving while impaired. Over the Limit, Under Arrest is all around the state and Switzerland County! According to research conduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related collision every 45 minutes and 32 times a day.

The Vevay Police Department in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during this vent to ensure a safe, secure and most of ll fun Swiss Wine Festival. We also remind everyone that if you see a Drunk Driver, call 911. This is an easily preventable crime – drive sober, and drive safely!

Chief James Richards

Vevay Police Department