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It’s time to clean up Gardner’s mess in Cornville


Dan Engler’s May 12 editorial was right on target.

I had come to think that, “well, maybe a fence...” I was wrong. A fence will not do it. If Chip Davis or any other county official thinks a fence is the solution they are wrong.

The entire situation has gone on too long. If Mr. Davis thinks there is a resolution in the future, then let him work toward that end to clean up the mess without playing politics.

This situation exists on a county road in direct view of all passersby and is a constant thorn in the side of those of us who live here. Mr. Davis should do something constructive and quit playing politics.

What is breeding in there? Is local health involved? Action is required, not talk. I would like to see him move that junk. How many front end loaders and back hoes would it take?

No thank you. Not at my expense.

Sandra Buehrer


She’s the only mom you will ever have


Dear teenager: Try real hard to understand this letter, we of the ‘50s and ‘60s were not always old.

Believe it or not, we were young like you at one time. We are fortunate, as we are still alive and not expired from the “in thing of dope.”

I must tell you, we may have been a lot like you when we were young and had no worries. I was extremely rebellious when I was a kid growing up. After all, what did my mom and dad know, they were just old fossils from an age when nobody knew anything, or so I thought.

I was like most of you kids today, I resisted authority at every corner, day or night. We thought we had the answers for all the problems of the world. How dreadfully wrong we were. All they ever seemed to say was “don’t do this or don’t do that.”

I only wish I would have listened to them. As I grew older, I realized they really did love me and what they told me to do was the right thing. Your folks don’t always have to say “I love you,” they love you anyway.

Ask yourself some day, “What have I really done for my folks and have I really shown love to them?” We may not be the movie-type parents you want us to be but I will tell you we try with all our heart and soul.

Be kind to your mom and dad. When they are gone, they are gone a long time. As I grew up, I found myself doing the same thing as my folks did. I now see it in my own son.

My folks are gone now and I miss them oh so much. How I wish I could turn back the hands of time and really tell them how right they were and how much I really loved them.

This Mother’s Day please call your mom and tell her you love her. If you can, go see her and put your arms around her and hug her. That’s the only mom you will ever have.

Duane Olk



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