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June 29, 2008

Thanks for coverage of Camp Whitley

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of the help and the wonderful coverage you have given to Camp Whitley.  Sometimes we just don't take the time to stop and say thanks!
 
Randy Plew
Columbia City

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A festival-going family finds kindness in an unexpected place along the midway

We took (our two-year-old daughter) Skylar to the fair last night to experience her first Old Settlers Days.  As is the norm anymore when we go out in public, the adults just stand there and gawk at the “little girl in the wheel chair,” while the children running around are unphased by the sight. 
As we all know “carnies” don’t necessarily have a good reputation.  However, two workers stood out from the entire crowd last night.  We had just started our jaunt down the street taking in the sights and sounds when we are motioned over by one of the workers.  Surprisingly enough it was not to try and get dad to win his child a prize.  No, he just wanted to say hi and make a little girl (who has in just two minute’s time been stared at like she has third arm) feel special. 
No, he did not want dad to win the prize, but give that little girl a prize.  He then proceeded to go to the game booth right next to his and get her yet another prize.  The worker at the second booth even tried to make that little girl feel special and made her a balloon apple (how on earth he did that I will never figure out). 
We couldn’t help but thank those two gentlemen profusely, and to repeatedly tell them that it was not necessary to just give her the prizes.  So a big thank you to the gentleman running the booth where you shoot the little star with the air powered rifle and the other worker at the booth directly east of his (where you pop a balloon with a dart to win a picture).  It’s good to know that in this day and age there are still a few truly good and nice people out there.

 

Tony Payton
Pierceton

 


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June 26, 2008

Conflict Resolution?

Blue or yellow?  Signs intersect as canvassers galore

Plead, "In with the new...";  replace another forlorn eyesore.

Money's no object?  Fluid statistics?  Arguments all!

Children pay sharp attention to our building of each wall.

Susie Duncan Sexton
Columbia City

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June 23, 2008

Thanks, Talk of the Town

 Thank you very much for your coverage of our antique power show and tractor drive. All of our members who visited the web site were very impressed with all you did to support  our activities.  

Harold Krider

Secretary- Mizpah Antique Power Club


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June 19, 2008

Untapped Resources

Darling two-term Governor Jennifer Granholm, an exceptional Michigander who has surmounted several notable hurdles, introduced former presidential candidate Al Gore who then endorsed Sen. Barack Obama at the massively attended Detroit Rally on a recent mid-June evening.  Why might this heavily credentialed Harvard graduate, Granholm, seem to have pantomimed her remarks before the eager throngs as the ever-chattering pundits gabbed over her strategically muffled presentation?  Does the answer lie in the ceaseless, ever-present voice-over commentary which successfully drowns out the feminine voice? 

 

Obama's "media mafia" caused the removal of that gubernatorial, fashionable pump to lose its impact; after the fact, the at-home viewing audience learned that this Maxwell Smart gesture was creatively improvised to hush the booing, throughout the Joe Louis Arena, which swelled in response to Granholm's gracious acknowledgement of Hillary's valiant, nearly victorious campaign for the Democratic nomination. 

 

Have those who call themselves Democrats lost their collective marbles?  Wondering now if Obama's handlers will discourage the rumored possibility of Granholm's appointment as United States Attorney General in synchronization with the suggestion that he deliver another of his ground-breaking explanatory speeches disavowing his currently beleaguered, yet uniquely qualified, wife Michelle.  This championship-season post-modern candidate requires no impassioned pastor, no enlightening town-hall debates, no free-thinking spouse, no Muslim ladies wearing hijabs (traditional head scarves) in attendance at rallies, and certainly no veep named Hillary who might upstage him even as she assures his election.  "Stop the World; I Wanna Get Off!" 

Susie Duncan Sexton
Columbia City

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