The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2013

Hearts and darts

DANVILLE — Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:

Robert Bonnewell and the Bonnewell family of Danville sends hearts to “The Waters of Covington nursing home in Covington, Ind., for taking such good care of our mother.”

Mildred Bowers of Oakwood sends hearts “to the community of Oakwood and other agencies for their generosity and loving hearts for all my Christmas baskets and kindness shown to me.

“What a wonderful community: the neighbors, Oakwood Christian Church, Little Lamb Daycare Center, Faith in Action South and Oakwood food bank.

“God bless each and every one of you. I will never forget it. Have a wonderful 2013!”

Connie Spicer and Kelley Gettleman co-chairman, of the Outreach Committee at Bismarck United Methodist Church and Outreach Committee members send hearts “to the entire Bismarck community. You made it possible to help 20 families for Thanksgiving and 34 families for Christmas, having 88 children in our school district. It is wonderful having churches, schools, organizations and individuals working together so these families could have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“The student council from Bismarck-Henning High School had a food drive. The junior high brought food to a school sponsored dance and also a basketball game. The elementary school also had a food drive.

“This year the teachers involved the children helping with the gifts and wrapping for 12 students.

“Bismarck First Church of Christ helped with donations of money, laundry supplies, paper supplies, hygiene products, flour, sugar, etc. Quaker Oats gave us granola bars, which are a healthy snack or a quick breakfast for the children.

“The Woman’s Club of Bismarck, the Men’s Club, Walnut Corner Church of Christ, the Keen-alters, Home Community Education Association (Bismarck Unit) Lucky Clovers 4-H, Anonymous givers and several individuals donated food, money or coats for the children. Members of the Bismarck United Methodist Church gave money plus toys and clothes for 45 children.

“With the donated money presents of coats, shoes, boots, clothes, toys, and perishable food are donated to each child in the families, also socks for each parent or guardian. Besides giving each family the food to cook for the holiday, they received enough food for a week or so.

“Members of Bismarck United Methodist Church and First Church of Christ organized, shopped, wrapped gifts and helped each family get their gifts and food in their cars.

“Thanks and hearts to everyone in Bismarck who helped in any way to make the holidays better for the 54 families. Bismarck is a caring community that always comes together in time of need.”

Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • Workcamp organizers say thanks Wow! When we first considered bringing Group Workcamps to Danville, we did not hesitate because we know how Danville responds to events that are important to the community ... and boy, did you respond!The first day, we provided the campers with goodi

    July 29, 2014

  • Dump Durbin in 2014 Dump Durbin in 2014Editor:Dr. Natalie J. Goldring, of Georgetown University, on June 25, told lobbyists concerned with the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty issue the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others have spread lies about the effect of the treaty on

    July 27, 2014

  • Take a stand against violence Take a stand against violenceEditor:My son Kevin A. Jackson was killed three years ago on Valentine’s Day. He would have been 20 on July 22.I have to be part of the solution and no longer part of the problem. Danville, it’s time for us to take a stan

    July 27, 2014

  • Hearts & darts Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:• Missy Parson, Hope Garrett and Barbara Wright, event coordinators for for Relay for Life of Vermilion County, send hearts “to all who participated in the Relay for Life 2014

    July 26, 2014

  • No help for working poor Editor:Whatever happened to the old rule that so long as a person was paying on a bill, service of utilities couldn’t be cut off? For 18 years I have had a perfect payment record. I now have nothing, am paying every penny I do earn at three intermitt

    July 23, 2014

  • Hearts & darts Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:Suse Townsley, of Danville, sends hearts to the staff at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. “I was taken to the hospital on June 22 through June 24 and stayed in the ne

    July 19, 2014

  • Church cancels popular event

    Church cancels popular eventAfter 22 years of hosting the popular St. Anthony’s Salad Luncheon, the ladies of the church group have reluctantly been forced to cancel this year’s luncheon because the Vermilion County Health Department insists all dona

    July 13, 2014

  • No Headline Provided I read an interesting article about CEO salaries for S&P 500 companies.

    July 10, 2014

  • Lincoln Proclamation Use Lincoln's inspiration Editor:Usually July 4, our country’s birthday, is ushered in with parades, flags and pride.However, with news of a war we never won, loss of respect by our allies, a president whose trust among our people is gradually fading and who is depleting our

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Submit Your Letter!

    March 26, 2010

AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Must Read