Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

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November 4, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Nov. 3, 2013

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6. The economy is terrible. People have lost their jobs, and struggle to make ends meet. Another burden, to have MORE taxes placed upon them, is the LAST thing they need.

7. If people are truly concerned about the children, they should consider that approving yet another bond impedes the children’s future by placing the debt that will be incurred by approving this bond upon them. The children, the future.... What a terrible thing to do to them They have no say, but that is what will be done to them if this bond is passed. Vote NO.

Sandra Campbell

RN BS

Mineral Wells

Patriotism

DEAR EDITOR,

This is a true story.

We were at a Texas Rangers game a year ago September. The crowd was large and excited. The game was going well for our side with good pitching and some home runs. Stadium food was everywhere. There were peanuts, ice cream, hot dogs, cotton candy and a collection of cold beverages a plenty.

On almost every isle, the concessionaires in iridescent yellow shirts climbed up and down the sections with the occasional shout of “cold beer, soft drinks, ice cold water” heard above the noise of the crowd.

Think about it. These guys carry heavy insulated boxes loaded with ice and drinks. They stop and start, climb stairs and go back down, collect cash and make change; all the while working to make the fans happy and their stay at the ballpark memorable. Sure, they get paid and receive tips, but it takes a person who is willing to work hard for this job. Besides, some fans are never happy about the prices.

But what we saw is not about the concessionaire, the heavy lifting and low pay, the fans, or even the cold drinks. It’s about being witness to an act of patriotism or what happens when two patriots meet.

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