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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor May 10, 2012

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain nam...
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  • Heartfelt thank you to teachers
    Today there is a teacher who’s going to work early to meet with a student who’s struggling. Right now there’s a counselor who’s helping a student find financial aid for college. This morning, a bus driver helped a special needs student make it safely to school. Last night, a custodian made sure classrooms were safe, clean and in working order for the kids arriving at school this morning.
    This afternoon, a cafeteria worker will prepare a healthy lunch, an aide will assist a student in class, a coach will help an athlete reach her goal, a principal will help a student find a better way to resolve a problem, and a teacher will present a subject in a way that makes a kid say, “Now I get it!”
    The National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week in 1984 to honor the dedicated men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. In the Montevideo schools, we say thank you to all school staff for all they do to help prepare the children of our community for a successful future.
    We ask that you join us as we thank our teachers and staff for their essential role in our children’s development.
    Teachers deserve our heartfelt thanks for their outstanding contributions to individuals and communities.
    — Kris Christopherson
    Montevideo
    A quote that bears repeating
    I recently saw a quote in the summer edition of “Pheasants Forever” magazine which I think needs repeating.
    The quote was made by Ding Darling (1876-1962), a staunch Republican, recruited in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Ding Darling is the founder of the Duck Stamp program and the first director of what became the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    “How rich will we be when we have converted all our forests, all our soil, all our water resources and minerals into cash?”
    —Del Wehrspann
    Montevideo
     
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