Thanks to a wonderful community
On behalf of the staff of Oakhurst Elementary School, I would like to say thank you to the community.
This expression of appreciation is extended to the churches, parent and teacher organizations of Coarsegold Elementary School, Wasuma Elementary School and Oak Creek Intermediate School, as well as all individuals who participated in the Teacher Appreciation Day Friday, Jan. 28.
Thank you so very much for the delicious luncheon you provided to the staff at OES as well as the beautiful flowers, angel displays, goody boxes and cards of support. They were amazing and delivered at just the right time. The expression of love shown to us during the events of the past two months will always be remembered by us.
To the OES Parent/Teacher Club: Words cannot express our true feelings for every supportive parent we have in our wonderful community. Arriving at school the week of Jan. 24 and seeing the signs of "We Love our Teachers," "We Love our Kids" and others brought tears to our eyes. The coffee, juice and treats were such an added bonus to having such great parents in our school. You are the best.
I would be remiss if I did not thank our principal, Kathleen Murphy, as well as our district superintendent, Glenn Reid, for their support every day of the year. Educators have a complicated job, but with the strong and ethical leadership of these two, those of us at OES are able to accomplish a great deal and live proudly because we are teachers.
Once again, our heart felt thank you is extended to all of you.
-- Dr. Kathryn Boyter for the staff of Oakhurst Elementary School
No legitimate argument
Once again, we have Alan Cheah trying to score political points using the Tucson tragedy for his own sheer opportunism. Does Cheah really believe what he writes or is it just meant to stir people up?
I have never heard anyone with such constant and ridiculous claims, such as him blaming violence on right-wingers. He seems to include the millions of Tea partiers also. There seems to be nothing from him but blaming the other side or anyone who differs from his narrow-minded views.
You could make an excellent claim that the Huffington Post, Salon, MSNBC, the Joy Behar show and other liberals, all incite violence. Then again, you can blame video games, Hollywood and the break down of American moral values.
Liberals, like Cheah, can't come up with a legitimate argument defending the ridiculous spending and debt we're in. They can't defend government getting their nose into everything. They can only play the blame game and then be disingenuous about it.
If this would have been an attempted assassination of Sarah Palin, then Cheah wouldn't have anything to talk about. I would hope that most liberals are smart enough not to fall for this ostentatious style of his.
-- Glenn Baxter, Ahwahnee