Citizens for Animal Care helps communityDear editor:
Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care Inc. has been at work in the county for the past 11 years, speaking for animals that have no voice.
The organization works in the following areas: spay/neuter program, sponsor Spay Day USA every year, 24-hour phone lines providing information/referral, pet therapy in the nursing home, story time at the public library, and pet education programs in schools.
Catoosa County is growing, and with more people come more pets. Please consider a donation to CCAC Inc., as a guardian of beloved pets, in memory or honor of a pet or person, as a recipient of our services, in support of humane society activities in your county, or as an individual, family, club, business or corporation.
We can continue to offer services only if we have the support of people who believe that how we care for our pets affects the well being of our whole community. Your tax-deductible end of the year contribution will help us maintain and hopefully increase our services.
On behalf of the animals, thanks for your generous support.
Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care Inc.
Christmas joyDear editor:
One of the pleasures of being a grandmother is going to school and having lunch with my grandchildren. I eat, visit with the students sitting at our table and don’t worry about homework. I just enjoy!
The morning of Dec. 13, I went to Tiger Creek Elementary to have lunch with my grandchildren who are students there. The food was okay — lunchroom food usually is; I ate plenty of it during my teaching career. The students who ate at the fifth-grade table were friendly, talkative and very interesting.
One fellow told me that an “F” means “fabulous.” I told him that in my school days an “F” meant the part of the body that your mama aimed for when you took an “F” home from school.
I did have a nice surprise during lunch. At intervals when the noise level from student conversations got unbearable, an adult would play music. When the students heard the music, they stopped talking.
The music was Christmas music — “O Holy Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Away in a Manger” — all were played during lunch. Those songs are not being played in many public schools because they offend about 6-8 percent of our population.
I belong to the 92 percent not offended by Christian music, and I applaud Tiger Creek Elementary for playing those old, beautiful classics.
Mary Frazier Long,
Hutcheson Emergency Medical Services thankedDear editor:
I would like to recognize and thank Hutcheson Emergency Medical Services for their prompt and courteous attention when I needed care.
I extend a special thank you to EMT Chad Hughey and Charlie Flatt for their kindness and encouraging assistance in my time of need.