Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thanks to everyone in time of need.

To the Editor:

I wish to thank everyone for their kindness, cards, prayers and phone calls during the illness and passing of my loving husband, Ed Lambermont.

Thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and Aides at Union and Greene County General Hospitals for their wonderful care. Also everyone from Good Samaratin Home Health Care, We Love You, Katie! We only knew Southern Care (Hospice) for a short time, but your help and kindness will never be forgotten.

Mike Cox (Funeral Home), you are a very special and kind man. Thank you for all your help and patience.

Thanks to Rev. Brad Darr for fulfilling one of Ed's last requests.

Thanks to all of Ed's family members and mine, you were all a wonderful support system and continue to be so. I feel truly blessed and honored to be a part of both families.

Thanks to everyone that came to honor Ed at his memorial. I know he was smiling to know so many people cared about him. Also, thanks to everyone that helped with the last minute details for the memorial. Couldn't have done it without you.

Above all thanks to our daughter, Brandie and our grandchildren, Kenny, Ashlea and Braydon for always being there for us during Ed's two year battle with cancer. It was not an easy road to travel for anyone, but their strength and faith never waivered. They continue to be here for me as we all try to get through this difficult time.

Ed was a kind, loving man that I feel very blessed to have shared my life with for over 40 years. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

God Bless You All

Sandy Lambermont


Open Letter to Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama,

To the Editor:

Open Letter to Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama,

If you are taking the fall for the administration, then you should resign. It is the right thing to do. Four people are dead unnecessarily because of the failure of someone. The Adminisration has been playing patsy for too long. The American people deserve answers, not the run around that we have been getting through the liberal media.

Mr. Obama, the buck stops here. You are ultimately responsible in your capacity as President. You should also resign. It is the right thing to do.

Marcus R. Oliphant


Thankful for resurfaced streets

To the Editor:

The residents of the north end of NE 6th & 7th Street wish to thank Tim Turpin and the Street Department for resurfacing our streets.

Sandie Vaughn


Bennett's plan detrimental to teacher salaries

To the Editor:

Tony Bennett likes to boast of how he has brought "merit pay" to Indiana's schools. Here is how it really works: A new teacher earns around $29,000 annually. Since Bennett took away pay increases for additional degrees and years of service, that teacher will still be making $29,000 in 40 years.

Unless effective teachers earn the highest designation of "highly effective" by an Administrator- on a very subjective evaluation rubic (i.e. standard of performance for a defined population) imposed upon the schools by Bennett, they will never earn anything but their base of $29,000 and even then, only if their school happens to have funding for it, not likely in these times of slashing budgets for public schools while giving millions to charters and for-profits. Teachers fortunate enough to earn "merit pay" one year will lose it and must re-earn it the next year.

My son's first teaching contract in 1985 was for $18,000. Under Bennett's plan, he would still be making $18,000.00 today, plus, assuming he had been deemed "highly effective" instead of merely "effective", paltry merit stipend. How could teachers afford even their school loans?

Unless you think Bennett's "merit pay" plan will bring great teachers to Indiana, vote for Glenda Ritz for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Ruth E. Herrold

Greenwood, IN