Letters to the editor – 1/30/12

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January 30, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Dear Editor,
We have many young ladies taking orders and will soon be delivering and selling more Girl Scout cookies. This is a great opportunity for these young ladies to learn communication skills, set goals, learn confidence and financial responsibility.
So where does the money go? Ninety-two cents to the cookie baker, printed materials and website; $1.86 to council for program and services, such as volunteer services, financial assistance and facility operations; and 72 cents goes directly back to the girls through cookie credits where they are able to purchase uniforms, books and pay for activities, as well as recognitions and activities in our own service unit.
Since there have been some comments the girls do not receive anything from cookie sales, I hope this will change a few minds. The girls do receive a lot from the experience of selling Girl Scout cookies as well as the thrill of setting and reaching their individual and troop goals.

Thank you,
Marty Meadows
Northern Star Girl Scouts
Service Unit Chair

Dear Editor,
I would like to take this opportunity to commend the Allen County commissioners for naming The Humboldt Union as the official county paper. Cliff and Kim Ralstin have worked very hard to create a paper in Humboldt and the county can be proud of it. I for one say, “Thank You!”
It is about time that the money of the county is passed around. Iola wants all of the citizens in Allen County to shop in Iola, go to Iola doctors and use the Allen County Hospital, but does not want to give any credit to the other towns in the county. Some people seem to think that we have nothing to offer. Where would the county be without our tax dollars?

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