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Letters Published in May 13, 2009 Issue
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by Knightstown Post Office workers
The Knightstown Post Office would like to thank everyone who participated in the National Letter Carrier’s Food Drive on May 9. Special thanks go out to the Clever Clovers 4-H Club and Boy Scout Troop 333 for helping collect the food. All of our helpers did a wonderful job and we appreciate your help. A total of 1,690 pounds of food was collected and taken to the local food pantry that serves Knightstown and surrounding areas. A big thanks to all of the Knightstown residents that donated food.
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by Terri Drysdale, Kennard
I, Terri Drysdale, simply wanted parents and citizens of Kennard to understand that the option to close Kennard Elementary was rapidly becoming a reality. I feel the people had a right to know. People had become involved when the possibility was addressed in a slideshow presentation. When decisions effect so many people, it should be openly discussed by whomever is interested. Without communication, decisions are made without consideration for the opinions of the people effected.
Obviously, people have strong opinions. They should. It is called freedom of speech.
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by The Butler Family
Thank you for all of your efforts in putting on a spectacular fundraiser! The Carthage Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast was a success. We would like to thank you for donating your profits to the Crysten Butler Williams/Jett Williams Park Project. It was a very thoughtful and generous act! We appreciate your continued support of our park development efforts.
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by Carol Stuthridge, Straughn
The House spoke and the Indiana Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Children's Home was in the budget, the Senate Appropriation committee spoke and they voted 10-2 to fund the Home.
Ignoring these two bodies means that Governor Daniels does not respect these bodies and by extension, he does not respect the constituents represented by these two bodies and those legislators who haven't yet voted.
Knightstown, the children need your help!
Please, call the Governor and the Legislature and demand that they keep the home open until the special session is called back and all of the legislative bodies, and by extension, all the voters have been heard.
Senate: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
House: 800-382-9842 or 317-232-9600
If Governor Daniels has his way, the kids will be thrown out later this month.
When chain link fence starts going up around the property, it will be too late. Do you want a prison on your doorstep?
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by Mac O’Connor, president, Knightstown Dept. of Parks and Recreation Board
Due to a new federal regulation, a declining budget and a deteriorating 50-plus-year-old pool, the Knightstown Department of Parks and Recreation Board sadly would like to notify its patrons that the Sunset Park swimming pool will not open June 3, as had been planned. The board will be exploring many options as far as cost of repairs or replacement of the pool, and ways to finance this through grants, loans and/or donations. The board welcomes all suggestions or comments regarding this issue.
May 13, 2009 - Letter submitted by Morton Memorial Student Council
The Morton Memorial (ISSCH) Student Council would like to thank everyone who donated baby food to their Baby Food Drive for Henry County Pregnancy Care Center. One hundred and sixty-seven jars of baby food and cereal were donated along with a package of diapers and two cans of formula.
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