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Letters Published in November 5, 2008 Issue
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by Donny Martin, coach, Knightstown High School Baseball
On behalf of the Knightstown High School baseball program, I would like to thank the Athletic Dept. and the Knightstown Booster Club for their recent purchase of a new batting cage for the baseball program. I would also like to thank Neal Hall, Tony Ortman, Enos Blair and Drew Martin for taking the time to help install the cage. Again thank you for your time and effort.
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by Neal Hall & Mark Fort, Hoosier Outdoor Power, Knightstown
It does not seem like it with the weather as nice as it is right now, but the holidays will be upon us before we know it. Everyone knows that the economy is tough on everyone, but for some it is worse than normal. Our country sends a lot of aid to foreign countries, which is great. But a lot people comment that we should use our resources right here at home to help our own. I think that most of us, who are spoiled, tend to forget the needs of people right here at home. The needs right here in our community are staggering. If you are one who feels that we need to help our own, here is your chance. We at Hoosier Outdoor Power & Farm Supply are sponsoring a food and gift drive to support those in the area who need a helping hand. We will be putting together holiday baskets containing food, kitchen supplies, toiletries and children’s gifts.
We would like to avoid cash donations if possible, but for those unable to shop for these items, we will try to accommodate, if possible. We will entertain any way that we can help those in need. We also are asking other businesses in the area who are interested to either make donations to us or to start their own donation center. We will be happy to work with any and all businesses in the area to make this work. Please contact us at 345-9036 if you have any questions or suggestions. Also, if you know of people in need, please contact us with that information as well. Information will be kept as confidential as possible. Donations will be accepted immediately at our store at 6750 W. U.S. Hwy. 40, Knightstown (behind Ernie’s Supermarket). We will try to meet all needs if possible, but that will depend on the volume of collections. If you have anything to spare, please help us to make this season a little better for others.
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by Cynthia Lines, MainSource Bank, Knightstown
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of those people in this area that either expressed their sympathy in person or sent me a card during the recent passing of my mother. It is great to work is such a community where customers feel like friends. All of the kindness meant so much and was much appreciated. My co-workers deserve many thanks also for their support and understanding during this time. A big thank you to all.
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by John Leisure, Knightstown
Regardless of how the election turned out on Tuesday, I wish to express my deep gratitude to Senator Obama and the Democratic party. Without their efforts in this year’s presidential campaign, Indiana would once again been relegated to the status of a second class state. We should all remember that when Republican candidates visited this state in the past they only stopped by to pick up some cash they could use in states they considered worth campaigning for. The Democrats of course didn't bother to stop by much either because they thought that the Republicans had a lock on the state. Things have changed. No longer is Indiana just fly over country. Both major parties have given quite a bit of attention to the "Hoosier" vote.
I think, therefore, that the state Republican party should send the Democrats a big bouquet of flowers and perhaps even a large box of chocolates. It would not be out of bounds at all to send a thank you card or even a dinner invitation.
I think that the Democrats should accept any of these gestures with suitable good grace and not throw out the flowers before they wilted, nor should they, I think, order the most expensive item on the menu at dinner.
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by Kelly Anderson, Knightstown
My name is Kelly Anderson and I live at 424 S. Washington St. I have been fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy since this past April. It has been a rough summer.
To help cheer me up, my brother, Michael, brought me a funny, 200-lb. concrete pig flower planter – all the way from Ohio. My brother is a really silly guy and he did a hilarious “custom” paint job on the pig. It’s hot pink with blue eyes (among other things). The pig planter has been a source of laughter and smiles for me during some tough times, when I was feeling especially ill, and it has huge sentimental value for me. Last week, around Halloween, someone stole my pig out of my front yard.
I know it may sound stupid, buy this has really hurt me and I’m asking whomever took it to, please, find it in their hearts to return it to me or call me at 445-0135. I would ask no questions and would be eternally grateful. Thank you so much.
November 5, 2008 - Letter submitted by Michele McGill, 2008 Psi O'Tee Open Chair
On behalf of Psi Iota Xi, Gamma Eta Chapter, thank you to the following gracious supporters of our 2008 Psi O'Tee Open golf tournament on September 6: Ameriana Bank, Arrow Gas, Bittersweet Memories, BP Gas Station/Scott VanHoy, Century 21/Wilson & Associates, Citizens State Bank, Clark School Services/ Herff Jones, Condo & Son Funeral Home, Countrywide Home Loans, Drs. Armstrong & Ploeger, Ernies, Farm Bureau Insurance/Jerry Rogers, Gas Grille, Gas America Charitable Foundation, H & R Block Knightstown, Hancock Regional Hospital, Harvest Land/Ag 1, Horseshoe Bend Golf Course, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Colts, Knightstown American Legion Post #152, Knightstown Banner, Knightstown Collision Center, Knightstown Elevator, Knightstown Locker, Kroger Greenfield, Leakey Insurance, Main Street Threads, MainSource Bank, Marsh Greenfield, McKown Studio & Galleries, Montana Mike's, Neil T. Atwell Insurance, Ontario Systems, Otto's Parking Marking, Pavey's Market, Reece Seal Coating, Rust Home Appliance, Rusty Johnson Construction, Ruthie Bohnert Realty, Shirley Hardware, Simmons Automotive, Smith Implements, Smoot's Lawn Care, Sprinkle CPA, State Farm Insurance/Norm Bohnert, Steele Financial, The Ivy Wreath, The Paddock, The Sport Cut, White Flash Auto/Steve Bearhope, Wilkinson Insurance, Zeilinga Excavating, all golfers & PIX volunteers. Because of you, we are blessed to benefit others!
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