Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To the Editor:

National Volunteer Week -- the third week in April -- is set aside to recognize volunteers across the country. We in Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland celebrate April 22 as Girl Scout Leader's Day, a tribute to the Girl Scout troop leaders, service team members, Board of Directors members, trainers, voting representatives, program facilitators, committee and task force members, community partners, and United Way Day of Caring volunteers who help girls make the world a better place. Providing a safe, effective and inspiring Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 14,000 girls across a 68-county jurisdiction requires an immense amount of support. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouting, whether they have an hour, a day, a weekend, or more. The time and talent that our volunteers give ensures that our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character is fulfilled. We are pleased and proud to recognize them on this day for their dedication year-round.

Jennifer M. Orban, CEO

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

To the Editor:

Regarding the Beacon Soup Line fundraiser:

A special thank you to Jamie Armstrong and Megan Felt for co-chairing the Young Professionals of Bourbon County in the preparation and serving of this year's soup line fundraiser for The Beacon.

Thanks again this year to the 40-plus churches of Bourbon County for their support in providing the great noodles and desserts, as well as their assistance in preparation, serving and clean-up.

If there is ever a trophy awarded for an area of volunteers for helping others, without question, Bourbon County would be No. 1. The giving of hard work and time assures everyone Bourbon County is God's country. We couldn't do it without them.

Joy O'Neal

Fort Scott

To the Editor:

Do you know what the No. 1 industry is in Texas? No, it's not oil. It's tourism.

To attract more tourists to Fort Scott, we need to present a pleasing appearance. I walk Fourth and Judson to downtown. I take a plastic bag with me. By the time I get back home, I have a full bag of trash. I have picked up everything except money.

Diapers, plastic cups and cigarette packs are just a few of the items I pick up.

We all need to take more pride in our town and not throw trash on the sidewalks or in the streets.

Dola Cress

Fort Scott