LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Delighted to see students’ involvement in MYIG
I was delighted to see the article and photo about the 52 middle school students’ participation in the Michigan Youth in Government program. In this time of cynicism about government, it is encouraging that our young people have an opportunity to see how the democratic process can work and to participate in civil debate of important issues.
Prior to the recent election, I asked a local college student if he was registered to vote. His response, “Oh yes; the day I turned 18 I registered. I was in the Elk Rapids Youth in Government program for three years and knew how important it is to register and vote.”
Thank you to the staff and parents who have made this possible for 15 years and congratulations to this year’s students on their outstanding performances.
Myrna Holland, RN
Letters to the Editor:
I am writing to address the Guest Editorial by Sheila Marker in last week’s edition. This editorial, if in fact it can be called that, is very misleading. Sheila Marker is not a member of AMVETS Post 114. She is a member-at-large of the National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and therefore not a member of any post. She chose to give up her membership in the local organization rather than be affiliated with the local organization she so glowingly professes to support. Being a member of the American Legion Auxiliary does not mean she is a member of Post 114. It means she is a member of an organization that uses the building either as a guest or renter. Sheila is in fact a paid employee of the post and as such, should only be speaking to the goings on within the auspices of her job, as a server in the clubroom. I would suggest that AMVETS Post 114 take out paid advertising with the Elk Rapids News in the future.
Mailman Jones to retire
Dear Elk Rapids Community,
It has truly been a blessing knowing and serving you in our beautiful community for more than 31 years! I am retiring from the United States Postal Service in January 2019.
Thank you for your kindness, appreciation, and cleared out mailboxes throughout the years! Thank you for your patience and understanding during the many months of road construction and relocated mailboxes throughout the village. We all got through it together!
My beautiful, dedicated wife Judi and I will look forward to seeing you all around town and of course at the Dam Beach!
God bless you all,
Mailman Bob Jones