The Herald Bulletin

September 29, 2013

You Said It: Sept. 30

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Area students generally improve ISTEP scores. (Sept. 18)

u “After the past few years, improving was really the only option they had.”

THB: Good news. Keep up the progress.

The son of Elwood’s mayor faces felony charges in connection with an infant’s injury. (Sept. 27)

u “This poor baby is in my prayers, and the others involved as well. As parents we raise our children, install in them the values we have learned through life, you cannot control what they do with them. That’s it. God has given us all free will.”

THB: Tragic.

Columnist Maleah Stringer talks about Floyd the cat who was taken to the shelter after his owner died and the couple who took him in couldn’t honor the deceased owner’s wishes. (Sept. 29)

u “Poor kitty — to lose the only person to love him and then the people that took him were so heartless that they didn’t want him either. If I didn’t already have cats, I would love to have Floyd; hope he finds another forever home.”

THB: As Stringer points out, a good example on why it’s so important to have a plan on what to do if your pets outlive you.

Heroin was discovered in hallway at Erskine Elementary School. (Sept. 26)

u “Did anyone ever consider a parent may have had the drug at their house, and the kid brought the drug in for show and tell?”

u “Drug test for the teachers?”

u “Is it just me or do the coach and principal come off as a tad bit defensive? Better to assure people you care and are looking into all allegations than to just call it ‘dumb’ and emphatically deny you may have a problem.”

THB: Whatever the scenario, very disturbing that drugs are found in a school. Whoever is responsible for this should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Grace Baptist Church Pastor Leigh Crockett dies after long battle with cancer. (Sept. 27)

u “I have known Pastor Crockett, Beth and their boys since I was 5 years old. I attended Indiana Christian Academy for 13 years and I have the fondest memories of Pastor’s sermons and jokes. I may have not always agreed entirely with views set by the school church and leadership, but my respect always remained intact for ICA, Grace and the leadership. It was under Pastor Crockett’s preaching that I became a Christian. I was 8 years old.”

u “If it weren’t for Pastor Crockett I would not have become a Christian and be saved. He led first my kids and then myself to the Lord. Even though I stopped going to Grace Baptist I never stopped thinking about him and now I wish I had picked up that phone and called him to tell him how much he impacted my life.”

THB: Crockett left a lasting legacy for his church.