The Herald Bulletin

November 18, 2013

You Said It: About the reservoir, more on AU cuts and the passing of Mack Reese

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.

State agrees to fund $600,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed reservoir. (Article published Nov. 14)

◆ This isn’t about what Sparks says, or what he thinks. This is about everyday citizens having done research as to why this is a bad antiquated notion, especially when Indy’s water company said they have adequate resources and plans in place to secure water supplies for the greater metropolitan area of Indy. Sparks also said the ‘phase two study’ would cost $300,000.00 and now the cost has doubled. Improve the river instead of destroying it. Sparks did not have his figures correct. He may have a lot of other thoughts and ideas that are not correct also.

THB: And the debate continues.

Longtime community activist Mack Reese dies at the age of 80. (Nov. 10)

◆ In all the years I knew Deacon Mack, he was a man who was one of God’s “cheerleaders” when it came to encouraging others to live a life that is pleasing to God. One way he did this was through the gift of music as one of the founding members of The Indiana Travelers, and their songs were uplifting to me when I was a boy. To the family, may God comfort you as you prepare to celebrate Deacon Mack’s life and know that he’s in loving arms of the Lord.

◆ R.I.H. Brother Mack. It’s hard to imagine Anderson without you.

THB: The community has lost yet another prized resident.

Students speak out against Anderson University cuts of three majors. (Nov. 7)

◆ Philosophy teaches us to think rationally, theater to express ourselves, and French to communicate with others. Why would the people of Anderson, Ind., or America possibly need to do that?

THB: Classes in these subjects will still be taught, but students will not be able to major in them. A decline in enrollment for these majors as well as the entire university precipitated these cuts. The university says it is looking to the future.