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Montevideo American-News
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, June 19

  • 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 Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published.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 name, address and phone numb...
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  • 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 Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published.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 name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to:  jjones@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to:  Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265
     
    Disgraceful behavior
    I am compelled to write and I hope this will be printed. I am appalled, disappointed and hurt. On May 24 my husband and I traveled from Minneapolis to Montevideo to honor Memorial Day and place flowers at my parents’ gravesite at Sunset Memorial. We placed a beautiful green ceramic container with floral arrangement, intended to bloom through the season.
     
    My sister and I returned to Montevideo on June 8 to attend a graduation reception and visited the gravesite of our parents Al and Alline Moe. Needless to say, we were shocked to find that the floral arrangements and the green ceramic container had been stolen. All that remained was the empty plant stand.
     
    I doubt that the thieves who would stoop to such a low level would have the ability to read the newspaper, but somebody knows who they are.
     
    I understand that the others have experienced the same violation of serenity and reverence and some have written to express their frustration that this is an ongoing problem.
     
    Who is to blame? Disregard for the dignity of loved ones buried in our cemeteries in Montevideo? The lack of adequate patrol for the area? I hope this is not just a sign of the times.
     
    Does anyone know how to stop this disgraceful behavior? Would a neighborhood watch be useful? I live 120 miles away, but I for one would be happy to volunteer some time to that effort if it would help deter this pathetic behavior.
    Page 2 of 4 -                       —Kay D. Pray
                                  Excelsior
     
    What great support
    The 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life Event was a huge success! Twenty-three teams participated, along with many from the general public who came to Smith Park in Montevideo the evening of Friday, May 16.  A meal was served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the main shelter, along with a variety of food items sold by teams.  A wonderful lineup of entertainment was enjoyed throughout the evening.
     
    The second year of having a Silent Auction was a great success.  After the candles in the luminary bags were lit, a moving time of everyone holding hands around the walking path and singing “Amazing Grace” took place.  Thank you to all the sponsors, everyone who attended, and those who donated to this year’s Chippewa County Relay For Life Event.  
     
    To each individual, family, and business, YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!  We exceeded our goal of $52,000.00 — as of Midnight at the Relay, we were over $56,000.00 county-wide with more donations still coming in!  The “Relay Year” ends August 31, 2014.  You may still make donations for this year up to that date.  These generous donations will bring needed funds for The American Cancer Society’s research, treatment, and services for cancer patients.  Relay For Life also brings much needed awareness of the importance to keep funding this vital organization.  This is your American Cancer Society—Celebrate! Remember! Fight Back!  Let’s “Finish The Fight!”                           
    Page 3 of 4 -     —Chippewa County Relay    
                 For Life Committee                            
     
    Thanks for allowing our success
    Flashback Car Show would like to thank:
     
    Midwest Collision and Glass, Burmeister Auto Body, Dyshaw Body Shop, Monte Motor Sales, Parkview Ford, CARS By Al, Kuhlmann Real Estate, Casualty Assurance Ltd for sponsoring trophies and Dash plaques. Custom Printing for printing posters.
     
    A big Thank you to the many area Montevideo Businesses who gave door prizes.
     
    Thank You to Carol Norman, Caren & Duane Johnson, and Kathy Able for all your help.                          
                 —Dani Schroeder
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