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Readers’ Forum: May 6, 2014

More respect for land, people

I have two articles that I would like to give my thoughts on, both being in the Monday, April 14 paper.

The first is in regards to Mike Lunsford’s “One man’s trash is, well another man’s trash.” I was taken aghast to what the Lunsfords found on that 1,500-foot stretch. In a time when man’s knowledge is increasing, is this the mentality and moral discrepancy that we of the Wabash Valley have fallen to?

I received hope from Mark Bennett’s articles on cleanup, recycling and the possibility in our state for a deposit return for bottles, etc. Looking more intently now, I have to yet find a major drink bottler without states that already have this in operation. Maybe we can get paid for something that nature or our upbringing tells us we shouldn’t do anyway.

The second article was from AP, titled “Driver ordered to give anti-speeding talk, Brazil schools say ‘No.’” I have reread this article four times and I read of “Akers” in it. I am trying to remember if an article I have ever read began to speak about a judge without identifying him/her as such, let alone referring to them by their last name only. This would be in regards to any place, but we are very thankful for our judges, judicial administrators and those who serve us in Clay County.

I don’t believe the article was poorly written as it was proofread. By the way, his name is Judge J. Blaine Akers.

My conclusion on this short treatise is that we as a whole need to get back to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Respect for our land, respect for our authorities.

— Thomas L. Roeschlein, Brazil

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