Letters to the Editor
by Juanita Gordy
Changes made at shelter
The Stokes County Animal Shelter Advisory Board would like to let the citizens know that there are changes being made at the shelter. Until such time as we are able to get enough donations: $450,000.00 to build a new shelter, we will do things to help improve the shelter we have and the lives of those animals that have to be taken there. We are trying to build two kitty rooms, outdoor runs for the dogs so that they are not getting wet. We need our citizens help. We do need donations and what we are looking for are: 20 sheets of drywall, 40 treated 2x4’s, Some leftover cement, 6 new Kitty climbing towers, 6 9guage 4x4x6 outdoor kennels, 2 glass storm doors. The Board is going to build two rooms for the kitties. This will allow for easier maintenance and will make the kitties more accessible for adoptions. We are trying to make improvements to help with keeping the kennels clean and at the sametime keeping the dogs from being thoroughly wet when cleaning kennels. Last but not least, we need volunteers. We need folks to answer the phones, help with cleaning hopeful pets, cleaning dishes, cleaning litter boxes. If you are interested please contact us at 591-8250. Ask for Dr.Cowan. Thank you so much and citizens are welcome and encouraged to come to the meetings.
Dr. Deborah Cowan
Chairperson, Stokes County Animal Shelter Advisory Board
Keep the flag
I can’t help but think that our society, founded on religious freedom and democracy, where majority rules, is in serious trouble when one person’s belief, or maybe lack of, determines what an entire community does. Mr. Hewitt’s latest attack on the Veteran’s Memorial and the City of King seems to be another example of this. I proudly attended the march, (which showed @ a 5,000 to 1 majority) in support of the Christian flag. I saw what this display did to bring our community together and still do, when I see Christian flags, signs and banners at homes throughout the county. So,what happened to “majority rule”? I have nothing personal against Mr Hewitt and respect his rights and appreciate his being in the military to maintain our freedom and beliefs but when does he realize that other folks here have rights as well? Let’s keep the flag, add additional flags if necessary and to remember all of the Veterans from our predominantly Christian community.
Lawsuit filer should ‘stop and think’
The man who filed a lawsuit against King should stop and think this is America and everybody has their rights. If he has enough money to file a lawsuit why not help the victims of the storm Sandy, homeless people and people up north who have lost everything and realize that God is in control he is trying to show people this.
Why is he wanting the statue of a soldier kneeling that means a lot to veterans as “Cater said he would answer to God at his death” if he wants to fly his flag let him do it at his house. And read Exodus 20 the Ten Commandments.
Walnut Cove, N.C.
Volunteer at the animal shelter
I am writing to plead with anyone who can make some time to volunteer at our local animal shelter located on Sizemore Road.
If you have just an hour a week or as much as you can spare to help with cleaning the Kennels, walking the dogs, grooming needs, or just answering phone calls, would be so appreciated.
The staff there are trying to do their best handling the daily duties that go into running a shelter and with adoptions being up it is even busier attending to all the needs they have.
This is where volunteers will greatly help out in getting things done that need to be taken care of.
Please do what you can in making a difference in our shelter and a dog or cat’s day!
If interested in helping please call the Stokes County Animal Shelter at 994-2788.
Animal Control Advisory Board
Walnut Cove, N.C.
Stand behind local hospital
In the 10/25/12, issue of Stokes News, there was an article about the new CT scanner in Danbury. I am very happy to hear of the good things done at Pioneer Hospital in Danbury. I have always stood behind our local hospital. I think it is the best thing that ever happened in Stokes County. My three children were delivered there by Dr. Bill Jones. He and his wife helped me with them every step of the way, and I praise them for it.
In October of this year, I got sick. I went to the doctor one day, skipped the next, then back the next day again. My daughter carried me to the new ER in Kernersville. They sent me back to my PCP to get evaluated for oxygen, said I had pneumonia. I do not remember leaving the PCP’s office. My daughter said she asked me names of people to call to get help since I had worked at the Hospital in Danbury. I told her some names of people. She called Jane Spencer-Humphries and said Jane came to my home quickly. Jane said I needed to be in a hospital so she helped Rhonda get me in the car. Rhonda followed Jane to Pioneer Hospital and I have really been treated well. On the way to the hospital, Jane called others and we had several other helpers when we got to the hospital.
This is what a good hospital is for. I was evaluated and treated in our home county. I could not ask for any better care than I have gotten there, even I don’t remember several days. The caring nurses: Jane Spencer-Humphries, Martha S. Mitchell and Pam Tillman — I can’t remember them all.
We need our people here in Stokes County to realize we have a great asset here in our county. Where are our politicians? Can they not see what we have; then try to get more doctors to help or do they think we don’t need our hospital?
Walnut Cove, N.C.
Nutrition Assoc. holds Money Giveaway
The Stokes County School Nutrition Association held its annual Money Giveaway on Saturday, October 20th at Mt. Olive Elementary School. This is the 4th year that the event has been held. The SCSNA uses the money raised to give back to the community. They provide college scholarships to local high school students. The association is also in the process of making a large donation to the Backpack Program and we pay for training for our cafeteria workers. Thanks to all who purchased a ticket and came out and supported our association and helped to make it a huge success. We would also like to extend thanks to all our association members that sold tickets and came out to help work at our fundraiser.
Stokes County School Nutrition Association
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