Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Make vandals clean up mess
I am writing regarding a front page article on Monday, March
21. This article addresses three juveniles and an adult arrested for theft and
vandalism to a local school.
I could get upset that youth today get some
"jollies" out of destroying school/public property, but what really
angers me is the report says "the damage can be cleaned up by school
Why? Why have custodians clean up after these thugs? If the
police caught them and know who they are, THEY are the ones who should clean it
up, and maybe HELP the custodians with other custodial duties for a few months.
Does anyone think that these guys, after being caught, now
will change their ways and this is the last crime they will ever do? Society
and the courts have determined that ages 12 to 18 are the "no-consequence
years" and it is a free-for-all at the taxpayer and responsible citizen's
/s/ Rick Herndon, Sunnyside
Teens gained lifetime skills
We are writing to commend and thank the Sunnyside High
School leadership class for sponsoring the talent show to benefit Lower Valley
Dave Martinez, the class advisor, and the students—Victoria
Sarmiento, Rebecca Van Pelt, Vanessa Alvarez, Amy Amaro and Erica Mendez—should
be commended for their efforts in planning, preparing, presiding and following
up on what was an excellent show. What these students learned by sponsoring
such an event are lifetime skills.
Our community should be commended, as well, for continuing
their support in providing care for friends and neighbors in our Valley.
/s/ Joel Stephens, Executive Director; Carol Bos, Volunteer
Coordinator, Lower Valley Hospice