Thanks for 80th celebration
I would like to thank my children Jenissa (Jerry), Scott and Tony, my husband Bernie, and my grand-daughters Jerisa (Nick) and Chatelaine for the wonderful party for my 80th birthday.
Thanks to all my family, very good friends and all those who came to celebrate this special day with me. Also thanks to my nieces Pat (Chris) and Maria for the wonderful food they prepared.
Thanks to Jacob Hobbs for all the pictures he took. Many thanks for all of the nice cards and gifts I received.
The memories of this birthday will be cherished forever.
Marilyn Richards Racop
Appreciates anniversary well wishes
We would like to thank all that helped us celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you to those that gave cards, gifts and came to our open house. Also, thank you to the family and friends that provided food and refreshments and our children for hosting the open house.
Danny and Ruthie French
Does not like Boy Scout cartoon
I am writing to comment on the cartoon that was printed in your paper on Saturday July 21, 2012. The cartoon had the following list of words associated with Boy Scouts: Prejudice,Discriminate, Homophobia, Backwards.
I was tremendously disappointed in your choosing to run that cartoon in your local paper. In the same week that the NCAA handed down sanctions to Penn State for their endorsement and cover up of child molestation involving young defenseless boys in the most vile manner imaginable, you chose a different route. You chose to give in to liberal ideology and attempt to make the Boy Scouts of America a punch-line at which folks could snicker. The Boy Scouts of America has continually decided against allowing homosexuals to be direct leaders of young boys in Scouting. I, for one, am thankful that BSA has taken that stance. In your own paper you have come down against the atrocities that took place at Penn State. But when it was convenient for you to get a cheap laugh, you were eager to offer up the Boy Scouts of America on the alter of a social laboratory that neither values nor protects the innocence of youth and traditional values. I wonder if there had been a more vigilant watchdog at Penn State if many young boys could have had a more normal childhood...
A few weeks ago Andy Griffith passed away and as a result many newspapers across the country chose to grace their pages with articles about a time gone-by. A time where Americans were proud of character and the virtues espoused by the Boy Scouts of America. I believe people in Greene County, Indiana still hold to those values and traditions. My thoughts about that are confirmed every time we hold fund-raisers and the local communities support our efforts with their hard-earned dollars.
I am proud to be the Scoutmaster of Troop 409 in Worthington. I am proud to follow in a long line of leaders and scouts who have chosen to stand in the gap where society continues to struggle. In a world where prisons are filled beyond capacity with young men who were raised without fathers in their homes, who will stand for character and the principles of virtue that were once held sacred by the leaders of this country? I am not perfect, nor is the BSA, but we try where we can to bring positive influences to the young men in our little corner of the world.
Andy Hinds Davis, Sr.