Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's National

Volunteer Week

To the Editor:

National Volunteer Week -- April 15-21 -- presents an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.

With a theme of "Celebrating People in Action," this special week honors those who dedicate themselves to taking action and bettering their communities.

As coordinator of the Greene County AngelWorx program, I have the privilege of working with some of these individuals and seeing firsthand what a difference they can make in the lives of others.

AngelWorx is sponsored by Vincennes University's Generations program and is designed to promote "ageless communities" where members, young and old, learn to protect and care for one another. The program allows volunteers of all ages and lifestyles the chance to give back to the community.

Volunteer "Angels" cultivate personal, one-on-one contact with isolated, homebound older adults or individuals with disabilities called VIPs ("Very Important Pals"). Volunteer angels are asked to contact their VIPs at least twice a month either by phone or letter. Random acts of kindness are also encouraged when possible. Just a simple phone call can make a world of difference in the life of someone confined to their home.

Thanks to my wonderful AngelWorx volunteers and others in our community who volunteer their services, there are angels everywhere. Their selfless efforts are helping us replace disconnection with understanding and compassion.

If you know of someone who would benefit from socialization or if you would like to volunteer as an Angel, contact Generations at 1-800-742-9002.


Sandy Carpenter

Greene County AngelWorx


Uland family

says thank you

To the Editor:

The family of Freida Uland would like to express their gratitude to the Glenburn Nursing Home, Dr. O. Batterton and the staff at Greene County General Hospital as well as the Parkview Assisted Living Facility for their professional care.

In addition we would like to thank the Jenkins Funeral Home, Pastor Kevin Wrigley and the Bloomfield Methodist Church as well as all the individuals that sent condolences, flowers and donations to the Hospital Foundation.

Beth Uland

Spokane, Wash.

Jonas Uland


Jim Uland


Thanks for making

new bar smoke free

To the Editor:

Kudos to Rob Turpin at Pizza Villa for reopening not only as a smoke free restaurant but also as the first smoke free full bar in not only Linton but also, I believe, the entire county!

Thank you for making the health of your patrons and workers a priority.

Nancy Cummings


Friends helped make 'down time' better

To the Editor:

Thanks to all of my friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness to me during my "down time."

Special thanks to Lonnie and Anita Ranard for their extra help.


Betty Jo Stansfield