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Peoples’ Column

Comfort comes

in area caring

Editor, OBSERVER:

The family of recently deceased Terry R. Ames’ hearts have been touched by the warm, caring concerns of his friends and family and their willingness to give of their time and money to help raise funds for Terry’s children’s education at this critical time in their lives: Zachery, age 24; Kayla, age 19, Kennedy and Kourtney, age 16.

We thank Barry Underwood, Brian Carr and Terry’s brothers for establishing the recent fund-raiser at Pinehurst Golf Course, Route 20, Westfield. Thanks and much appreciation to all who participated and donated to this undertaking.

With heartfelt sincerity,

BOB and ALICE AMES,

Westfield

4-H teaches

life lessons

Editor, OBSERVER:

Our son joined the 4-H Hog Project this year. It was a memorable experience for him. It taught him some important life lessons that he will carry with him for a lifetime.

The support he received from the 4-H Hog Committee and other 4-H kids was great. We look forward to doing this next year with him. Also a special thank you to County Legislator George Borrello for purchasing our son’s 4-H market hog.

THE HEIM FAMILY,

Forestville

Firefighting not about language

Editor, OBSERVER:

I am not a citizen of Dunkirk, but I think the hiring of a bilingual firefighter is not warranted.

The recent column from Richard Makuch was right on target. Everyone else that has come to this country has had to assimilate and learn English.

Why Spanish-speaking people do not learn English is beyond me. The last time I was in Miami the main signs were in Spanish and the smaller signs were in English.

Most recordings that I receive from companies give the option of English or Spanish. Where are the options for the people from Poland, Italy, Germany or any other foreign country?

Why doesn’t Councilman Adelino Gonzales attempt to start programs for Hispanic people to learn the English language?

PETER PETT,

Fredonia

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