The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

November 17, 2012

Hearts and darts

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

Landmark Credit Union sends hearts “to all the businesses who have helped with our Backpack Program at Garfield Elementary School. We appreciate the help to feed the children with nutritious snacks for the weekends.

“Hearts go out to these businesses: Dr. Anderson DDS; Arby’s; Robert Boyd, State Farm Insurance; Cahill’s; County Market North; Courtesy Ford; Culligan Water; CVS; Greg Harrison, Perry Jaynes; Polyclinic — Danville; Schroeder’s; Pepsi; Cindy Pridemore; Quaker-Pepsico; Reflections; Robert Randall, Inc.; Todd’s Auto Body; and Timothy Dann’s and Dwight Allen.

“Again, thank you for your donation and making the Backpack Program at Garfield school a success.”

Penny Smith, of Covington, Ind., sends hearts “to the many friends who helped make the benefit held for me a fantastic success.

“To my special friends who organized the benefit, to the many donors of auction items, to the VFW of Covington for the use of the banquet hall, to my Georgetown family for your support, to my Covington family for your friendship, to my Class of 1981 Georgetown High School family for your lifelong friendship, to everyone who attended the benefit, I say ‘Thank you!’

“Words cannot express my gratitude for your kindness. As I continue my road to recovery, please keep me in your prayers. God bless you.”

Faith in Action sends hearts “to all the volunteers who came to rake leaves for seniors on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at 23. Several groups worked through rain on the first day.

“Those who helped were from Central Christian Church, Connexion Church, Faith in Action, First Presbyterian Church, Holiday Hills Association, Holy Family Catholic Church, Oakwood High School, Peer Court, Schlarman High School, Sisters of Grace, St. James United Methodist Church, Sunrise Rotary and Vermilion Heights Christian Church.

“Additional hearts to the Faith in Action wheelchair ramp building team. The team members completed 25 ramps this year. Faith in Action was able to pay for materials through a grant from A.L. Webster and Herr Family Foundation, donations from Central Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Ridgeview Baptist Church, Thrivent Financial (Immanuel Lutheran) and proceeds from Festival of Trees and from several individual donors.

“Faith in Action’s volunteer ramp building team includes: Bob Cassity, Ron Colwell, Nick dePlace, Lewis Farnsworth, Gail Garner, Don Hendricks, Hermann Kreidl, Don Quick, Pete Rudolph and Gary Swank.

“Faith in Action is an outreach ministry of Provena (Presence) United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation serving seniors adults 60 years and older in Danville and southern Vermilion County.”

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • Life spent helping others Life spent helping others Editor: For more than 50 years, on the first Sunday in March, they came from as far away as California, New York, Detroit, Dallas, the state of Florida and all throughout the Midwest to witness the glitz, glamour and fashion

    April 23, 2014

  • Wrong time for minimum wage hike Wrong time for minimum wage hike Supporters of raising minimum wage, despite good intentions, do not end up helping the ones who need it the most. An example would be a single mother of one child faces a marginal tax rate of 91 percent when her pay

    April 22, 2014

  • Son does well at Liberty

    Editor: My son, Nathaniel, attends school at Liberty Elementary School.

    April 20, 2014

  • Races charge too much Editor: Runners and walkers must beware this summer. Some 5K (3.1 mile) fundraising events will again be way overcharging. Most are put on for good causes, but it’s not a good cause to overcharge people for something they sweat for.

    April 20, 2014

  • Fight the proposed coal mine Fight the proposed coal mine Editor: In a single issue of St. Joseph's The Leader, dated March 5, one can find four events listed that testify to our love of the natural world: a bird walk, a lecture on freshwater mussels, a pre-K event at Homer Lake

    April 18, 2014

  • Searching for answers Searching for answers Editor: I'm certainly not saying the city's firefighters don't need or deserve an increase of funds, but I would like to better understand why. Why do they feel they need more personnel than the national average of 1.04 per 1000

    April 17, 2014

  • Advocate will be missed Editor: We at Community Blood Services of Illinois are saddened by the recent death of Patricia Black, a wonderful and dedicated employee who was known to a generation of local blood donors. Pat was a tireless advocate for the Danville Elks Blood Ban

    April 16, 2014

  • Social workers earn praise Editor: March was National Social Work month. The 2014 theme was "All People Matter." I personally want to say "thank you" to the social workers. I am a registered nurse and have worked in many different health care settings from acute hospital care

    April 13, 2014

  • Neighborhood going downhill Editor: Home owners and the few good rentals of southeast Danville are concerned about Fair Oaks in their neighborhood. Well, wake up people. Unless you have been in a coma or frozen for the past five years or more, these kinds of people and many wor

    April 13, 2014

  • Submit Your Letter!

    March 26, 2010

E-edition
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
NDN Video
Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County
Must Read