Dechaume family appreciation
The family of Jordan Dechaume would like to express our appreciation and love for all the cards, prayers and donations that people have sent our way. The love and support that we have received is so overwhelming. There are so many people to thank, we fear we may miss someone, but we would like to say a special thanks to Audra Monger, Denise Eudy and Misty Drain for starting the Just Luv 4 Jordan. Vicki Barber, for her leadership and advice through all of this, but most of all her friendship. Special thanks to Eva Marshall and the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department for the pancake breakfast and for making Jordan’s day really special. Thanks to the kids of Blooming Grove, Dawson and Mildred ISD, you are awesome. You have given your ice cream money and all the change you can find for Pennies for Jordan, thank you. Thanks to the Lone Star Cowboy Church for allowing Jesus to minister to us through you, for the hamburger benefit and for allowing Jordan to be a part of designing his shirt. To Valerie Andrews and her family and youth of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove for making funnel cakes and the football game. Thank you Dr. Branch for donating the rifle to be raffled. To Jean and Don Whitten and family for loving us so much to put together a chili supper and auction, to help us with the expenses of going back and forth to Children’s. We want to thank all who have donated time and to the businesses that have donated items for the auction.
We will forever be thankful to each and every one of you. It has been a true blessing to see the friends and family that truly care about us. Thanks is not enough, we love you all.
God Bless you all,
Jordan Dechaume and family
Servant leadership in law enforcement
After 32 years in Law Enforcement for a large DFW metropolitan police dept., a member of the safety committee for a subdivision Homeowners Association adjacent to Richland Chambers Lake, and now a full time resident of Navarro County, I would like to take this opportunity to commend the hard-working men and women of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department for their superb plan and service to many residents and various subdivision homeowners for their efforts to eradicate and solve our problems of thefts, burglaries, and narcotics in this large land mass.
It made sense to me, at the time, to contact Capt. Elmer Tanner regarding the narcotics information I received because he was responsible for the narcotics unit and also because of his reputation among DFW police agencies as being sterling, as well as working with him in the past. AFter a lengthy conversation, a “plan” was hatched to address the narcotics problem, and to my surprise as well as the thefts and burglaries. Unknown to me the “plan” was carried out that night and still continues to this day with remarkable results and the criminal element going where they belong — to jail.
I was told by a long-time resident of Navarro County a while back, and I quote, “Tanner is honest, he tells the truth, and his word is his bond — and he ain’t selling junk bonds.” We all have found out in the short term and long term how true this quote has become.
We all wanted to write a letter of commendation to the county commissioners regarding Capt. Elmer Tanner and some how he got wind of this and left me a voicemail that stated the following: “My philosophy of leadership stems from servant leadership. I will take all the heat, criticism, complaints and critiques for this department, and will give all the credit, recognition, and awards to the employees and citizens for this relationship we’re about to establish. Please write about them, not me.”
Okay, Capt. Tanner, we will: Thank you Sgt. Darrell Waller, Capt. Hank Bailey, Sgt. Hightower, Officer Lewis, and a host of other officers I have probably left out, for which I apologize.
As for you, Capt. Tanner, you are truly a servant leader and the residents of this county will know shortly your plans to address their desires, concerns, fears, and hopes for a better and safer county because I have seen your walk, not your talk, and I can assure you it ain’t junk bonds you’re selling.
To the Editor: The Election of 2012 will determine whether America will be a nation of individuals living in freedom or a collective under totalitarian control.
It is not about race or allegiance to a life-long political party of our parents in which my team can beat your team, or vice versa, but allegiance to one nation under God in which there is liberty and justice for all rather than the few in power.
We will individually become responsible for living under the law of the Constitution, or we will collectively live under the whims of dictators as in Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. or even under Sharia as in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, already at ease in the White House.
We have come too far, since fundamentally transforming how nations are governed after defeating King George and the British Imperialists, to surrender now to those who would enslave us again using EPA rules of "sustainability" to take us back to the 1700's, but deny us cheap energy, even the use of wood for cooking and warmth, and even prohibit the harvesting of rainwater and wildlife for sustenance while packing us into housing projects.
The fundamental transformation to government control is the death of freedom.
Election season is full of conspiracies, voters shouldn't be fooled
Good article by Corsicana Daily Sun about all the hype President Obama and former Governor Romney have to debate about. There was one topic during the debate that Obama stated "I gave General Motors a bail out of $49.4 billion dollars and Chrysler $12.5 billion dollars to save 1 million jobs." What Romney should have mentioned was the government will lose billions on the deal. It's out about 1 billion in the bailout of Chrysler. At GM the government is $27 billion in the hole right now.
While the CEO's at these 2 companies make millions of dollars, I don't think the tax payers should do any bailouts unless they cut those salaries until the balance is paid off. The taxpayers shouldn't need to bail out millionaires. Doesn't sound like good business to me. No wonder our great country is so far in debt, it will be a wonder if we survive it.
Barbara A. Whitfield
The search for a cure
Through November 2008 there was no known cure for STUPIDITY.
Let’s pray that by November 2012, millions will have found a CURE!
Dechaume family appreciation
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Letters to the Editor 11/30/13
Corsicana Emergency Corps still active
To the Editor: If anyone would like to know, the Corsicana Emergency Corps Is active and available for calls.
Letters to the Editor 11/23/13
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”
Letters to the Editor 11/2/13
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.
Letters to the Editor 10/26/13
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.
Letters to the Editor 9/14/13
To the Editor: I’m sure the folks concerned with the remodeling of our Courthouse are aware of the following that I recently read.
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