Protecting the children
To the Editor: Nearly 200,000 Texas children are reported as abused or neglected every year, according to Child Protective Services, a division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. April is child abuse prevention month in Texas and in the nation.
"It's a time to focus on ways not only to protect children but also to prevent abuse from ever occurring," said Debbie Hawk, Director of the Early Childhood Academy. "This is our opportunity to make a difference in young lives."
Neglect is the most frequent form of child abuse, according to the state agency charged with protecting children.
"Yes, children die simply because they're put in situations where they are not supervised," said Debbie Hawk, Director of the Early Childhood Academy. "But parents are not alone."
The Web site www.itsuptoyou.org contains a wealth of information on how to prevent child abuse, where to go to get help with parenting skills, and what to do if you suspect a child is in danger. Additionally, volunteers from Corsicana Coalition of Child Care Directors are in the community sharing information from Child Abuse Prevention Kits.
Contact your local Child Protective Services office for more information.
To the Editor: The Mildred Elementary “Relay for Life” team and students would like to give a big thank you to CVS and OLE pharmacies.
With the help of Pharmacy Tech., Barbie Middleton, CVS was gracious enough to give us 200 prescription bottles. Former Mildred ISD graduate and board member, John Collier with OLE pharmacy, was also gracious enough to donate 200 bottles, as well. These bottles will be used for our students to collect quarters in another fundraising effort for the team.
We really appreciate both pharmacies for helping to make this fund raiser a huge success.
To the editor: Thank you to Mr. Smith of M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals for being so kind as to build a form and install a monument of names of the First Founders of Cedar Grove Cemetery Association in Streetman. Your kindness meant so much to all of the members.
Thanks a million,
President Rachel Dancer Harris and all the members
Protecting the children
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Letter to the Editor 12-7-13
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To the Editor: If anyone would like to know, the Corsicana Emergency Corps Is active and available for calls.
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To the Editor: Please let me thank all Christian men and women with Christmas in Action for they repaired homes for many.
Letters to the Editor 11/9/13
To the Editor: In response to Mr. Charles Lennon’s Letter to the Editor on Nov. 2, I would like to add one other trait that shows a “lack of integrity”
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In support of Hospice
To the Editor: Death and dying are unfortunately a part of life that we all must face at some point. I am writing to increase awareness of an indispensable resource that is available in our community.
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In response to ‘the deal’
To the Editor: The Letter To The Editor by Barbara A. Whitfield (Oct. 19) pretty well sums it up as to what the irresponsible scavengers are doing in Washington
Letters to the Editor 10/19/13
To the editor: Our County has an extremely important election coming up — the restoration of our beautiful, historic Navarro County Courthouse.
Letters to the Editor 10/12/13
Grateful for support
To the Editor: On Oct. 1, 2013, the Corsicana Police Department hosted Texas Night Out at Jester Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 300 visitors of all ages came out and enjoyed the event.
Letters to the Editor10/5/13
To the Editor: A letter to Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan:
I was saddened to read the story in the paper stating the city was planning to close the public swimming pools so that a for-profit water park located on the edge of town across an Interstate highway could make a little more money.
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