Rushville Republican

February 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor


Rushville Republican

---- — Thank you

Dear Editor,

We want to thank all who came to our 50th wedding anniversary and made it a perfect success.

Love you all,

Bill & Kay Beadle

Thank you

Dear Editor,

R.U.S.H., Rushville United Santa Helpers, formally Toys for Tots, would like to thank everyone for contributing monetary donations and or toys for the 2013 Christmas season.

By contributing to this organization, we were able to collect over $12,000 which allowed us to serve 278 children and assist 122 families. The Legion Riders and Eagle Riders have worked diligently during 2013 collecting money in order to assist children and families. This journey has been an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that the Legion Riders will not be handling this fundraiser in 2014. If you are interested in taking over this organization in 2014, please contact Carla Sharpe at 765-561-5080 or by email at csharpe38@hotmail.com for more information.

Sincerely,

Carla Sharpe, Bill Alsman, Becky McDonald, Kirk and Linda Wildey, Patty Owens, Danny Matney, Billy and Amy Hornaday, and John McDonald

My home

Dear Editor,

“My home.” Just two words so small and simple that they are some of the first a child learns. Your home is the center of your world, the base from which you dream your dreams, raise your family and build a life that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

But “home” does not appear to mean as much to the folks on the Rush County Zoning Board or the Mayor of Rushville, for they have sold out their constituents to a Big Business that resides outside of our county borders. By voting 3-2 to establish a trash relay station near the property of Rush County residents, who have spent years building their lives and establishing their homes in the neighborhood, the Zoning Board and Mayor have disappointingly closed their eyes to the importance of home and family in favor of more tempting promises of revenues from outside vendors.

What values is shown for terms like “residential” or “agricultural” if property that has been zoned that way is so easily taken for purpose that are clearly commercial in nature?

What concern is shown for families who live in the area and who will face increases in traffic volume, rodents, odors and destruction of their roads, while they see decreases in value of their land, quality of their lives and purity of their water and air?

We do not wish to stand in the way of progress or to hinder the city’s ability to earn funds, but we do wish to hold the Zoning Board and Mayor responsible to respect the zoning districts that have been established for that purpose.

Please do the right thing. Keep trash relay stations on commercial land so that the phrase “home sweet home” can continue to describe the property of every one of our hard-working residents.

Thank you,

Stephen and Cathy Schneider

Millions of pics snapped, but few saved for future info and pleasure

Dear Editor,

In these days of incessant picture taking, where everybody with a “smart” phone has become a “photographer,” I’m concerned that in the future there will be no family photo records.

Marilyn and I have many photo albums, covering the gamut of people/events that are important to us. It’s interesting to sit and leaf through these albums - those trips down Memory Lane are sweet - sometimes bittersweet - the photos irreplaceable.

Question: Of the millions of photos snapped daily using modern electronics, how many will actually be printed? I’d guess very few.

But, you say, they’ll be saved on CDs, DVDs, or name the current gadget. That’s dandy, except a generation or two down the road there won’t be equipment with which to display the pictures.

Many of you probably remember the slide shows that were once the latest thing in displaying photographs. Kodak slide color was superb. Does your family still have a Kodak Carousel or other projection machine? Not likely.

I’m also sure that many of you remember the marvelous invention called the VCR . I still have working VCRs, but they are rarely used.

Nowadays we have updated electronic equipment, i.e., CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray, whatever that is.

My point is that many of those millions of pictures being taken have no future--and soon families will be alarmed to realize that they have no lasting pictorial history of their friends, relatives, homes, etc.

They’ll never know the extreme pleasure of sitting on the couch - perhaps with a grandchild - reliving that past.

They’ll never have that Kodak Moment; they won’t even know what their predecessors looked like.

Snap on, you oh-so-modern folk - You’re just wasting your time.

Norm Voiles

Rural Rushville, Indiana