Letters to the Editor
Apple Festival appreciates support
To the Editor:
As the Bloomfield Apple Festival closes the books on 2011 and starts planning on the 2012 Apple Festival, we would like to thank the Greene County community, businesses and citizens for all that they did to assist us in having a successful 2011 Apple Festival.
Our committee is small but when the time comes the whole county pulls together to put on this festival. We would like to thank the following:
Haywood Printing Company
Jeff Coffin Insurance & Financial
|Bloomfield State Bank|
American Legion Post 196
Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home
Holtsclaw Sales & Service, Inc.
|Family Life Center|
Small-Wilson Contractors, LLC
Eastern Heights Utilities, Inc.
QT's Custom Active Wear
Hasler Oil Company
Greene County General Hospital
LeGrand Art Studio & Gallery
We would also like to thank the following groups and individuals that helped with the festival:
Bloomfield School District
Bloomfield High School ROTC
Bloomfield High School Band
Bloomfield High School Center Stage
|Bloomfield Athletic Department|
Friends of the Library (Annual Art Show)
Hi-99 Waking Crew
Linton Music Festival/Jared Albright
Bloomfield Town Board
Bloomfield Street Department
Bloomfield Police Department and Reserves
Greene County Reserves
Bloomfield Fire Department
Greene County Daily World
Delts (Queen Contest)
Eastern Star (Baby Contest
Susan Isenogle (Pet Contest)
Debbie Cullison (Pet Contest)
Carlisle Correctional Center
Hi-Lift Jack Factory
Greene County Alternative School
Keith Hanauer (Run/Walk)
Greene County EMTs and Paramedics
Bloomfield Apple Festival Board of Directors
Please keep your children safe
To the Editor:
Eight years ago, I remember sitting by my grandson's hospital bed in Indianapolis having to say good-bye to him because he had been declared brain dead. My grandson was 20 months old when he was taken from us.
He had spent two full days in the hospital with machines breathing for him, medicine making his blood pressure stay up and nutrients keeping his body alive. At the end of the second day, the doctors told us that there was no longer a blood supply going to his brain and that he was technically brain dead.
It was decided to let Creighton go. So, Feb. 29, 2004, Creighton was taken into the operating room where his organs were harvested and donated so that others may live.
This all happened because a person decided to take his anger out on a child. The damage that was done to Creighton that day ended his life. One person's decision ended all his opportunities and chances. It was all stolen from him in an instant.
He will never play sports, have a first kiss, drive a car, go to prom, know what it's like to love his own child or get married. He will never know how much he was loved by so many.
In remembrance of Creighton Wells, I urge anyone dealing with questionable situations where children are concerned to speak up and speak loudly. Don't let this happen to one more child. Be their voice and don't stop until they are safe. We are their protectors and they count on us to make them safe. Don't allow anyone to abuse them in any way.
Our guilt and loss never go away. This is the only way I know to make a positive out of this horrible tragedy. REPORT CHILD ABUSE! KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE! I don't want there to be another Creighton tragedy.
Sadly missed by Nanny and Papaw.
Baker family says thanks for support
To the Editor:
The family of Max E. Baker would like to thank everyone for their kindness during the passing of our loved one.
Your prayers, cards, food, visits and flowers will always be remembered.
Special thanks to Pastor Bill and Joyce Ann Beckelheimer, Vern Spoor and for the ladies of the First Baptist Church of Worthington who prepared the lunch.
May our Lord Jesus bless each and every one of you.
Family of Max Allen
and Debbie Baker
Family of Matthew
and Patty Baker
Family of Mary and Matt Hunt