To The Editor,
I am responding to the Hometown Views by Mrs. Wayne N. Dale. In particular her comments regarding SCAN and smacking bottoms. It concerns me when a newspaper allows something like this to go to print. Unfortunately this could influence many people.
In the article, it states, “I’m not a big fan of SCAN.” I would say this is a pretty flippant remark for what I, and many others would consider a very serious organization to benefit the welfare of children. I believe the writer of this column would have gained some real insight by doing some research before wagging their tongue about something they probably don’t know much about.
I’m sure the question, “What’s wrong with parents anyway?” was really meant to spur young parents into teaching the children manners while dining out. Why not be a little proactive and make some suggestions on how to work with children other than hitting their child’s bottom. I guess that hitting would be the easiest way out though when someone doesn’t have the brains to deal with a child in an intelligent manner. As a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, I haven’t seen physical punishment resolve any issue.
I would hope Mrs. Wayne N. Dale in the future would use her column to influence her readers in a way that is more constructive or just keep it light and funny.
I would rather point out positive ways for parents to resolve issues with their children. Get to know your child by having a family day once a week, no movies, TV, computers, etc. Reward the kids with words and your attention for being well behaved.
Mrs. Mary K. Markely
(Editors Note: We gave this letter to Mrs. Wayne Dale)
The Bible says, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.” Proverbs 3:27.
On August 5th thru to the 8th, the American Electric Power Employee Club, headed by Ruth Wiegmann, sponsored a tour through Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It was a wonderful tour and everyone enjoyed themselves very much. We arrived back home at midnight on Aug. 8th.
We want to say Ruth Wiegmann did a wonderful job in arranging all the activities. Try one of these tours; you’ll like it.
Most of all though, the drivers, Gary and Jerry, went out of their way to help those who needed a helping hand. They were kind and courteous to everyone so “Thank you” guys for all you did even when I needed a wheelchair and help getting my things to the car after the tour. This was greatly appreciated. I couldn’t have made it without you all’s help.
May the Summit Bus Company take double notice of these two great drivers and I mean excellent drivers. God bless them abundantly.
J. Katharine McCray
Gertrude (Gertie) Jones
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