Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Edior

Monday, August 22, 2011

Come on Miner

fans, let's cheer!

To the Editor:

I just wanted to take a moment and thank some people at the football game Friday night.

My husband and I go to all the home games and almost all of the away games. We sit on the 40 yard line on the second row if anyone would like to join us. I yell with the cheerleaders with their yells and some people stare at me as they go by. But I think that's OK, that is what we are supposed to be doing.

In years past we had one of the largest cheering sections in the area. Why don't we have that anymore?

Are people afraid to have fun and let go, or is there too much technology, cell phones, texting and etc.?

Come on kids, adults, parents or just plain people like us that do not have any relation in the game and help us support our cheerleaders, support the Linton Miners and support our wonderful band.

Friday night I was so pleasantly surprised when Kelsey Foglesong and two other cheerleaders, came up to where I was sitting and presented me with a Linton Miner button that says FAN OF THE GAME! You bet I am ... that was so nice of them to do that just out of the blue.

These girls work very hard to please all of us, so the least we can do is show our appreciation and try and yell some of the yells that they do.

And yes you can do the yells and still know what is going on, on the ground with the game. Thank you girls for showing that it doesn't matter how old you are, you can still have fun, support everyone and maybe get a little horse along with you cheering our team on to victory.

So come on down to the 40 yard line, second row, I will be the one with the smile on my face and proudly wearing the button that was given to me Friday night. Oh yes, and I also have a horn to blow for all the touchdowns. Go Miners!

Dee Stauffer


Family appreciates community support

To the Editor:

We would like to thank everyone who helped at our son's ATV accident, and everyone who brought food and visited him at Methodist Hospital.

Thank you also to his classmates and friends and their parents who held the car wash. We appreciate all who attended the car wash and all who attended the benefit dinner at Harvest Community Church.

Thanks to Bloomfield State Bank for setting up the Scholarship Fund for us. Thanks to all who sent cards, prayers and online condolences. Each and every one has been read and appreciated.

Thank you goes to Jenkins Funeral Home for making a horrible experience bearable. You guys are wonderful. A special thank you to our Harvest Church family. The support during the funeral and benefit was unreal.

Due to our very large families, there was a huge amount of food prepared and served. Thanks to our families who supported us throughout this ordeal. A very special thank you goes to Pastor Jeff Williams who came to the hospital, prayed with us as we turned off the machines and made Jarad's funeral something we will always be proud of.

Without everyone's support and prayers, we never would have made it through Jarad's death. There are too many to name, however, but be assured we appreciate all you have done.

Thank you and we love you all!

Paul Rifner and family


Oolitic student searching for others

To the Editor:

I graduated from Oolitic High School in 1963. In our freshman year (1959-60), there were 85 in our class. Of our 85 freshmen, 15 to 20 people in the Owensburg area transferred to the new Eastern Greene school when it opened. By the time we graduated in 1963, we only had 47 members left from our freshman class.

We are hoping to have a 50th year class reunion in 2013, and would like to hear from anyone who attended Oolitic High School then transferred to Eastern and graduated there (or would have) in 1963.

We don't care if you actually graduated or not, as long as you were in our class, we have lost touch with many of our beloved classmates and would like to hear from as many as possible. We would also like to know whether or not any of our former classmates have passed away, as we would like to honor them also.

Anyone who's interested or has information about our former classmates may contact me at (812) 675-0011, or write to me at 104 Walnut Heights Rd., Bedford, Ind., 47421. I am also on Facebook under my maiden name. We would love to hear from all of you who transferred from Oolitic to Eastern. Thank you.

Joyce M. Jeffries

Oolitic High School,

class of 1963