Letters to the Editor (12/29/2012)

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School board president clarifies intent
Editor:
I am writing to clarify some information given out in a recent article (“Schools to bring $5 million bond to voters in February,”  Nov. 28).
The article stated I said if San Antonio students were bussed into town, they would be overlooked. I absolutely did not say this. My position is if San Antonio students were bussed into town, they would not get the small class instruction they were used to and the in-town schools would be bursting at the seams. I would never say that any student would be overlooked by any teacher or school in the district.
We also announced at this meeting that the schools can take donations for many purposes for which a donor chooses. Because we are coming to the end of the year, this may be a good time to make a tax free contribution. Donald Monette, our business manager, will help with these transactions at the central office.
After executive session, I thanked school personnel for helping the election board that was placed at central office for the general election. We ran into a couple of snags and Randy Earwood and the maintenance/custodial crew and Chris Armijo helped us overcome those obstacles to proceed with our work.
The community is encouraged to attend our meetings.
Ann Shiells,
Socorro Consolidated Schools
Board President

Lions Club sign missing in action
Editor:
The Lions Club of Socorro meets every second and fourth Thursday night at Bodega Burger Co. and Lounge in Socorro. Outside our meeting room, we place a large sign which reads: Socorro Lions Meet Here. During the week of Oct. 14 our sign went missing from inside the restaurant. The sign is huge, approximately 16 inches by 24 inches and was mounted on an easel.
If anyone knows anything about our sign, the Lions would appreciate the return of our sign — no questions asked.
Vern Leavitt
Socorro Lions Club president

Column gets to point about God
Editor:
Laura London’s piece (“We’re 99 percent Scrooged”) of Dec. 22 was extraordinary. Her writing is clear, simple and delivers a sharp message about the inherent hypocrisy of religion. Rarely does one see, particularly in small-town Socorro, such liberated views so succinctly stated.
When we hear the laments about the absence of “God” in our schools I’m sure most of those complaining would rise up in slavering anger if a teacher required the students to bring prayer rugs and pray to Mecca a couple of times per day.
Only the “right” God must be worshiped, correct?
Herbert Myers
Socorro