The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Feb 05, 2013, 04:02 PM EST
To the Editor:
I was very pleased to hear about the assistance that the Avon High School orchestra and their director, Dean Westman, gave to the students from New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. I thank them for their noble acts to help those who lost so much from last year's tragic storm.
Hurricane Sandy changed many lives along our nation's Atlantic coastline, and the Avon students' generosity has helped make a difference for those students in Bridgewater, N.J. By potentially sacrificing their own success at the Grand Nationals to help out their competitors, they have demonstrated to our nation what Hoosier Hospitality is all about. In addition to helping the Bridgewater Raritan students, the more than $11,000 they collected for the Red Cross is just as impressive.
Throughout our nation's history, one of our greatest strengths has been the generosity of private citizens who help their neighbors in times of need. Indeed, caring citizens like the Avon High orchestra members can accomplish far more than the government could ever hope to do. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, and they are an inspiration to our community.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita
I’ve not kept it a secret that I find people who dress their dogs in clothes to be, to put it nicely, somewhat more than just eccentric. And many friendly, helpful readers out there have not kept it a secret that they really wish I would not express my views about dogs dressed as humans.
May 17, 2013
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
The federal government recently announced new regulations for buying fast food.
It sounds like the plot from a dystopian libertarian novel. The word “patriot” and the phrase “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights” triggered heightened scrutiny from the most intrusive agency in the federal government.
The action at the bird feeder has been spectacular lately: Cardinals, finches, songbirds in impressive variety crowding around all day long in search of sustenance. It is truly gratifying …
For my neighbor.
That’s what it’s like at his feeder.
May 14, 2013
On April 27, Dr. Jeff Butts demonstrated a rare form of servant leadership as he participated in the Go Love Indy westside service project.
May 13, 2013
Everyone presumes that Sen. Chuck Schumer, the media-hungry Democrat from New York, wants to be the next Senate majority leader. His performance in the negotiations over the Gang of Eight immigration plan should bolster his case for an eventual promotion.
Someone had to take the fall for President Barack Obama thoughtlessly drawing a “red line” threatening serious consequences if Syria used chemical weapons. It turns out that it is the president himself.
There were other issues that had potentially greater financial impact or will leave a more resolute imprint on people’s lives, such as Medicaid expansion and Common Core.
It happens every year at this time; I make a little dandelion whine. So here goes.
May 10, 2013
It’s a bleak scenario. A massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault kills or injures 60,000 people in Tennessee. A quarter of a million people are homeless.
May 19, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Barbara Garcia was being interviewed by CBS News about how she survived the destruction of her home to Monday's massive tornado in Moore, when the dog she feared dead was suddenly discovered alive in the rubble of her home.
May 21, 2013
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