We are pleased to see the words of "Inspiration" added to the News. It hearkens back to the days of Bert and Vickie Hull and we have missed it.
If ever we've needed God's word, it's now, and we thank you, Theresa (Abel, general manager).
Clint and Joy Clouse,
(Editor's note: Inspiration can be found each week on the Forum page).
No cheer here
I am writing in regard to the cheerleading clinic for elementary (students), put on by the school district (Oct. 11).
To my way of thinking, $20 is quite a bit for a T-shirt. It was in the paper that the performance would be at 6:45 p.m. Friday evening. I work evenings and took off work to watch my granddaughter. I reached the football field at 6:35 p.m., and the performance was over and done with. My granddaughter got in on the last of the performance, which I missed. Several other girls missed out entirely.
The timing for the parade was way off. Parents (both) work now days. Most don't get off work until 4:30 or 5, some even later. It really caused problems getting a child to the parade starting point at 5 p.m. One-half hour later starting time would have worked better.
I think the girls should get another chance to perform. Starting ahead of the stated time, I know, was upsetting to several parents, plus this grandmother.
Janice M. Gezel,
Maynard School in Emporia is closing this year, and we are looking for information, memories, pictures, or related memorabilia from anyone. A big celebration is being planned for April 24, 2003, and we are collecting any of the above items.
We certainly appreciate your assistance with our mission and will be looking forward to hearing from your readers.
Please write or e-mail us at Maynard School, 19 Constitution, Emporia, KS 66801 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your assistance.
Gae Williams, third-grade teacher; Myoan McJunkin, first-grade teacher; and their students, Maynard Elementary School