Care about others
The reason I am writing this letter is about California taking in refugees from another country. Here in our area, as most of you know, we have many homeless people. I know that there are some that have chosen to be a person of a vagabond life, but many have been forced into homelessness due to no fault of their own.
Don’t you think that we should take care of the men, women, and children that are here first. If nothing else take care of the children.
Yes, I know that there are programs to help people but what about when the program money runs out or the time limit for the people to be on such programs runs out?
These people are forced to live in a make-shift home with little or no food. What has happen to people ... to this country? Life should not be about how much money or things that I have. Even Christmas is now about how many gifts or about how much it cost. Christmas is about the gift of Love. You can not put a price on that.
If people can stop and give the gift of love for each other then we would not have the homeless, the hungry. Maybe its to late for people, I hope not. I have faith that one day people will wake up and care about others instead of themselves.
Bottom line is how can we help other people from another country when we can’t even help people here. Look in your heart, look around, and look in your pocket book.
Timothy Troup, North Fork
“Fiddler” is spellbinding
Another outstanding performance by our local celebrities - “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Golden Chain Theatre by the theatre family.
“Fiddler” was spellbinding from beginning to end. Perfect music, perfect casting, perfect timing.
My children have loved “Fiddler on the Roof” since they were small, and now as adults they too were drawn into the wonderful casting and performance of our local friends and neighbors turned into the residents of Anatevka.
Thank you to all involved for providing a wonderful evening.
Sue Graham, Oakhurst
La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital held their fall raffle on Oct. 14, at Valley Children’s Hospital.
The guild invited a patient at the hospital to draw the 10 winning tickets for the wonderful prizes generously donated. Winners have been notified, and the positive responses of many hopeful participants was encouraging.
The proceeds from this raffle will benefit cardiac treatments, therapeutic play activities and ensure spiritual care. The 15 guilds throughout Central California have pledged to raise $4 million for this endowment at Valley Children’s Hospital.
Thank you so much to those of you who purchased tickets and to the merchants who donated the wonderful prizes to support this important and worthwhile cause.
Patricia Privett, Oakhurst
Lack of concern
We recently read online about the rash of postal box break-ins in the Oakhurst community. We also read that the sheriff’s department does not even investigate residential robberies, but closes the cases almost as soon as the ink is dry on the report.
We have tried to contact the sheriff’s department twice to provide further information on my robbery, but neither time were my phone messages returned. We lost jewelry, vintage Beatle dolls, needlework pictures, and my husband and my naval officer uniforms and awards.
The type of merchandise stolen points to juveniles, and the location of some of the property could only be seen by someone’s prior entry to view the property (like a house showing).
Our residence was robbed while the home was for sale, and our realtor mentioned that sometimes the sign attracts robbers. Has this been a pattern in the area? No one contacted us with any follow-up questions after we filed a report. We discovered the possible point of entry and more missing property, but no one called us back.
We are glad to have moved out of the area due to the increase in crime and the lack of concern by the sheriff’s department for its citizens.
Dwayne and Cathy Turpin, Buxton, Maine