Letters to the Editor
Fireworks a success because of donations
To the Editor:
The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations for the Bloomfield fireworks:
Daniel and Carolyn Vandeventer
Bloomfield Apple Festival
Bloomfield South Shopping Center
Dwayne and Sharon Allen
Bloomfield Branch of MainSource Bank
Holt Monument Works
Bloomfield State Bank
Delta Theta Tau
Bloomfield Odd Fellows Lodge
1st Security Insurance
Farmers & Mechanics
Bloomfield Lions Club
Hasler Oil Company
Bloomfield American Legion
Robert and Janice Holt
QT's Custom Active Wear
John Mensch -- fundraising
Doug Frye -- shooting off the fireworks
Skylar Pittman -- fire protection
David Doane -- ambulance service
Bloomfield School District -- use of property
Town of Bloomfield -- blocking the roads
Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Board -- coordinate event
Jordan Gillenwater, Taylor Helms, and Bloomfield Band Director Alysa Wayman for playing the anthem.
A specials thanks to the local Bloomfield American Legion Post for presenting the colors.
Hostettler family appreciates support
To the Editor:
The family of Billy Ed Hostettler wishes to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have extended various acts of kindness during the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather. There are no words to express how grateful we are for the food, cards, and flowers we have received.
Thank you for waiting in a very long line to extend words of comfort, and share with us your "Billy Ed" story. The outpouring of donations to the Scotland Cemetery has been overwhelming ... thank you.
We would like to say a very special thank you to all of our "family" at Jenkins Funeral Home. Dad spent a great deal of time with you, and we know that your loss is as deep as ours. Your love and support has cushioned our pain enormously.
Dad often said that he wasn't afraid to die, but God would have to catch him on the run. That is exactly what happened; he left us doing what he loved ... serving the community he loved so well. He would say to us now, "keep on keeping on." and we will, thanks to Him, the one he served so well.
Mary Ruth Hostettler
Adelia and Gene Miller
Cinda and Rich Williams
Robin and Greg Colson
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Deb and Rob Martindale
Dena and Scott Dobson
Can someone please help Newark Community
To the Editor:
Re: Trash in the Newark Community of Greene County.
I'm not sure whose responsibility it is to control the trashing of the countryside with deserted mobile homes in the community of Newark. Have the Board of Commissioners or County Council not been made aware of the deteriorating conditions around the areas of the old school ground, where the grocery store once stood, and the area off the road going west from Newark? It is not a pretty site, and becoming uglier by the week.
We are no longer property owners there but are sickened with what has happened to the area. Although it appears to me that most people in the community make an attempt to maintain their properties as presentable, a few property owners (bad apples) have caused shameful decay in the areas of Newark mentioned above.
Why are property owners allowed to trash the countryside and subject the surrounding properties to live with the unsightly and even dangerous piles of junk they accumulate? Are there no restrictions disallowing such careless actions? Is it because neighbors do not rise up before it gets out of hand?
Newark needs some government help to get the place cleaned up. Will someone in county government with expertise in these matters please drive to Newark and have a look see?