Saturday, January 12, 2002
THANK YOUThe staff and clients of Horizons Specialized Services want to publicly thank Denny Swanson and Toby Duncan of True Value for their assistance with furnishing our new supported-living home.
The women who will reside in this home have never lived independently; therefore, they lack many of the typical household items needed for everyday life.
A registry is set up at True Value Hardware and also at Wal-Mart, so members of the community can purchase new household items on behalf of the clients who will be residing in this new home.
Denny will generously donate 10 percent of the purchase price to Horizons.
Unfortunately, as of this writing, no purchases have been made for the clients, but we are hopeful that caring members of our community will step forward to assist these clients in making this house a home.
Thank you for all you do, Denny, you're the best!
Horizons Specialized Services
MORE THANKSWe would like to publicly thank the people who pulled us out of a snow bank near Cullen's Corner on County Road 129.
Mr. Mark Marchus and two additional unidentified people supplied chains and know-how.
Then, discovering that we had a very flat tire, we were advised to go to town for air, but it was not available. Mr. Mark Stanczak volunteered to change the tire.
It proved to be a very difficult and long job, but successful.
Many thanks to all the above and to all the friendly and helpful people of Steamboat Springs.
PERCEPTIONIt is with great amusement that I have read the article about the three "dangerous" teen-agers arrested in Craig. They had planned to bomb their school and to do harm to others around them.
Now, here are three regular, standard, normal, church-going teen-agers of today's society.
If anything, having been raised in a rural community like Craig, they have had an even more natural, basic and human environment to grow up than millions of other teen-agers in big cities or industrial areas.
And yet, in their everyday lives, they will: turn on the news and see war, killing, human beings attacking each other and destroying one another; read the paper and see that crime across the nation is down only 18,000 Americans killed each other this year, in addition to the hundreds of thousands who have been hurt, maimed and attacked and robbed; watch movies and most of them will show all kinds of plots aimed at killing people, hurting, destroying, bombing and more violence; play video games and again, most of their efforts will be directed toward destroying and killing other people; listen to the speeches of high-ranking government leaders and presidents and hear that we must destroy and kill and wipe out our opponents.
Now, these three teen-agers will be considered dangerous, treated like criminals and brought to "justice" all they did was take in what today's society is throwing daily at them!
Instead of being re-active and accusing such teen-agers of being "dangerous" to society, should we not look at the greater challenge?
Henri E. Stetter