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Sacrifices must be made for children

Aug 29, 2014

To the editor

I no longer live in Mt. Pleasant but am here visiting a dear friend and classmate. We both attended grade schools in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from the high school in 1943. We both went to Iowa Wesleyan College and I am proud that all five of my children attended college.

I have been following the news about the school bond. I see the school board requests funds to bring the elementary schools up to date and to improve computer operations.

This seems reasonable to me. School buildings get heavy use and education is much different than years ago.

One thing that does not change is the need for our children to get a good education. This is what our country is all about.

I was six years old when the wonderful high school on Monroe Street was built. It was an exciting time. This happened in the midst of the Great Depression. Folks were poor and times were hard.

Our citizens, on the advice of the school board, made great sacrifice. They even built a wonderful auditorium that still serves Mt. Pleasant well.

My friend and I know sacrifice. Our husbands who are no longer with us served in World War II while we worked here on the home front.

I have always believed in supporting our schools. School board members have been my friends and neighbors. I trust them.

Of all the sacrifices we make in life the first must be for our children.

Thank you. Sorry, I can’t vote in Mt. Pleasant.

Martha Wright Ferrel


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