Letters to the editor


October 30, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Dear editor,
Fear — it can be paralyzing.
Step on a crack, you break your mother’s back. Look at the sun, you’ll go blind. Swallow watermelon seeds and a plant will grow in your stomach and you’ll die.
When we think about these now they are pretty silly because they aren’t true, but at the time when we were young they were scary. We’ve heard a lot of scary things the past couple weeks. Each week they get scarier and scarier. Get the facts on the school bond issue. The facts given today are the same facts shared at the first community forum. Facts are fact and remain constant.
We are a smart community. Making a decision based on fear will only paralyze our community, our schools, our kids’ future.
When you know and study the facts you will vote YES for the school bond. You will vote YES for the sales tax. You will vote YES for our kids.
Becky Nilges,
Iola, Kan.

Dear Editor,
Let’s turn our hearts to our children. Our children need our help; they need our votes. They can’t do it for themselves, they need our help.
 Our children need new school buildings — buildings without asbestos, mold, and lead — buildings that allow them mobility if they have special needs — buildings that allow for modern teaching methods.
Our children need our help; they need our votes. Let’s choose to help our children by voting YES! to the school bond, and YES! to the half-cent sales tax on Nov. 4.
Our children need our help! Let’s turn our hearts to our children, and help them do what they cannot. Our children need new schools.
Robyn Fawson,
Iola, Kan.

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