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Letters to the Editor

September 11, 2011

LTE - 5 letters on bond issue

DUNCAN —

It is time to do something positive

To the Editor:

As the time to cast my vote for the bond issue fast approaches, I feel compelled to express myself.

I am voting yes in support of this bond, which is also a vote yes in support of our community. I am the mom of four children who attend Duncan Public Schools. I have to say that everything isn’t perfect, but as I see it, no school district is. As long as people are involved, there will be expectations that are not met, disappointments and even frustrations.

Having said that, however, I believe coming together as a community in support of the bond could go a long way toward helping ease some of those let downs. This is not the “end-all” answer to everything, but it is a great place to start.

I believe every child deserves to have a wonderful environment in which to learn. I believe that our community has given enough negatives and it is time to do something positive. Take action, vote yes, and be a part of something much bigger than what any individual can do.

I know this letter has some emotion in it, but I feel that most of the emotion shown so far as come from those who are against the bond. I would like to challenge those of you who are undecided or “thinking no” to stop and think again. Please don’t allow divisive words of fear and anger to manipulate your vote.

My children would like to ask you to vote yes. They are the ones who will be the recipients of your willingness to be a supporter, not a destroyer.

It has been said, “... without vision, the people will perish.” Won’t you join the vision to move Duncan forward?

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