Letters to the editor – Wednesday (4-30-08)
Volunteer provides lesson for others
Thank you for the wonderful article (April 21) on Shirlene Wyttenbach, a retired schoolteacher and active volunteer at Mount Ulla Elementary. Jo Ann Gonnerman did such a spectacular job letting everyone know what an integral part volunteers can be to our classrooms. I just wanted to thank you for making Mrs. Wyttenbach feel very special and letting her and all our other volunteers at Mount Ulla know how much they are appreciated!
I also hope to see many other volunteers who may be interested in adopting a classroom, as Mrs. Wyttenbach mentioned in the article. Thank you again for making all this possible.
ó Sue Wiles
Wiles is a teacher assistant at Mt. Ulla Elementary.
One grating note
On Sunday, the Catawba College Community Band and The Reel Music Honors Class presented a wonderful concert. The band and honors class had worked long and hard on this. It was a job extremely well done and presented. They are all to be commended for their performance and Dr. Etters for his work.
There was a small child, around 2 years old, brought to the performance, and the parents allowed it to yell, cry and laugh and totally disturb those around them for the first half of the program. When the second half started, the child finally went to sleep. It is just outrageous that parents allow their child to ruin something like this. If the child could not be quiet they should have left. I know it didn’t bother them because they are used to it. It was very disturbing for those around them. Those who presented the concert had worked long and hard on this, and for a child to be so disturbing is totally uncalled for.
In today’s society, parents think that we are just supposed to accept this behavior. Not so. Small children should be left with a reliable sitter so that we can all enjoy the performance. This was not the place for a noisy child! Thank you!
ó Ruth Carper
The war’s drain
I have just read online about the waste of American dollars in Iraq through unfinished construction, graft and projects pronounced finished when they were not. It is just pouring money down a rat hole, millions and billions that could have been well spent here in the U.S.A.
There are two bridges in North Carolina that have outlived their lifetme, the Yadkin River bridge and the Bonner bridge over Orgeon Inlet.
There has been enouigh money wasted in Iraq to have rebuilt Katrina’s devastation and replace every bridge in this country. There are just too many hands in the cookie jar and too much pork.
ó Henry Bame
A dedicated worker
Patty Overcash would be an excellent choice for commissioner of Rowan County. We have known her for years as hard working and a person of integrity. She is dedicated to her famly, church and friends and has a strong sense of civic duty. Patty is knowledgeable in “how to get things done,” and her leadership would ensure a fair and honest system. We highly recommend her.
ó Frances and Tommy Whiteside
Letters endorsing local candidates in the May 6 primary should be limited to 150 words and must be received in the Salisbury Post newsroom by 5 p.m. today.