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To the editor: The Woodmore Area Veterans were invited to a pancake breakfast at the Woodmore Elementary School hosted by the Elementary Student Council on Veterans Day, but the morning brought heavy fog.

Instead of canceling the breakfast, it was rescheduled for Monday morning. What a wonderful group of young people who had a smile on their face, good manners and a warm welcome to everyone who came through the cafeteria doors.

We were greeted and seated then served a lovely breakfast by the students with the assistance of their advisors Janet Wendt and Lisa Bostic.

Not only was a meal served, entertainment was provided too with patriotic songs being sung, readings about the various branches of the service, a poem read, and letters passed out that were written by students thanking the veterans for what they have done. Every class in the elementary school played some part in making it a morning to remember. As Thanksgiving nears, we are thankful for young people who will some day be the leaders of our community, state and country, and for the teachers who are teaching them.
Tom and Betty Miller

To the editor: Now that the elections are over, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and say “thank God.”

We are all so fortunate. Yes, now we can witness the pledges of most of our officials as the process of “creating” the jobs that we have been promised begins.

I’m hoping the winners will soon start the new companies and open new stores in Ohio and around the country. Isn’t that what politicians do?

Maybe then can visit China, Korea, Vietnam and Mexico to get cheaper wages and get new products for the new stores.

Smaller government, they promise. Who, where and when? We’ll all get old waiting for this.

Expanding their offices is their first step in promoting new jobs, while more restrictions and more rights are being taken away. More inspectors to enforce their new laws is also creation of jobs. Not quite what we hand in mind though, right?

Well, if this new group of officials does not pay attention, we can give them a one-way ticket to Walleyworld.
Larry Erard

A gift to kids
Every day, ordinary people do extraordinary things without realizing the impact that their actions will have on others – in this case, kids.

Thank you Brad Morrison, P.J. Kapfhammer (Maumee Bay Turf) and Coach Jim Gyori for offering an outstanding football program (Maumee Bay Turf Eagles) to our local third- and fourth-grade boys.

Thank you as well to all of the assistant coaches. Whether you realize it or not, the lessons that all of you have taught these boys on the field are lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Thank you for capitalizing on the potential and the strengths of each one of the boys on your team, and pushing them to do things they didn’t even think they could.

Thank you for setting the example that with hard work and determination comes success. Thank you for being more than “coaches” but also friends and positive role models, opening your hearts up both on and off the football field.

And most importantly, thank you for allowing these boys to be the very best they could be. In a day and age where everyone seems so busy, I appreciate that all of you gave these boys the gift of yourselves and your time.
Shelly Juhasz

Valuable service
To the editor: We would like to thank the Ottawa County Transportation Association (OCTA) and the Ottawa County Senior Center at the Riverview Healthcare campus for providing opportunities four our 89-year-old mother over the past two years.

The transportation OCTA provided was a true blessing, as they would take Mom to and from the senior center once a week. She would eat lunch there and then stay to play cards and visit afterwards. It was an activity that she always looked forward to.

She saw many familiar faces there and also made some new friends. It is our hope that other senior citizens of Ottawa County will benefit from OCTA and the senior center’s exceptional staff and services for years to come.

Our mother, Helen Diefenthaler, passed away unexpectedly in August, but right up to the end, she rode the OCTA bus to the senior center every Monday and Wednesday. These two organizations allowed her to maintain her independence and enjoy her social life.

Many thanks to the folks at OCTA and the senior center at Riverview.
Norma Coy
Doris Harder
Linda Merckens
Carl Diefenthaler




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