TO THE EDITOR: A stay in the CVPH third floor for heart is nothing one is wanting to remember, other than a great staff always there.
A couple of rooms have two beds, and I occupied one, with another oldtimer in the other. Just listening to him visiting with family told me the long weekend waiting for Monday procedure would be among nice people. That night, walking by the bedside of the guy, I said, ‘If anything I can get for you, let me know.’ He said, “I know you, you’re Bill Stanley from Peru.” “You lived across from Norm’s welding shop.” His comment opened the door for a pleasant weekend talking about things and places we both knew about.
A young man was there each and every day with him from early morning until bedtime, helping the man to the bathroom, in and out of the chair and reading bits of news to him from the newspaper, even helping the nurse tidy up his bed.
Six-thirty Sunday morning he was there with a coffee (offering me one, also) and getting his grandpa up for bathroom and breakfast.
The day went on with the patient grandpa, his son, the father of the faithful helper Mike, Mike and his wife and their son — four generations. Things I overheard I’ll keep private but it tells me Mike and others see that grandpa is taken care of at home morning and night, and love of family has them all bonded together.
During several days of conversation by all, did I hear any badmouthing about anything or anyone. Topics of conversation were without doubt, the best medicine we could have asked for, and a lesson in humanity I’ll never forget.
The grandpa was Shell Boynton from Keeseville.
Fundraiser for toddler
TO THE EDITOR: With the help of my wonderful day-care families, I am hosting a Bake Sale and Bottle Drive on July 7, starting at 11 a.m. at Stewart’s Shops in AuSable Forks.
Proceeds generated will be disbursed to one of my day-care families to assist her 4-year-old son, Martial Chamberland. This little guy has been placed on the Intestinal Transplant List at the New York City Presbyterian Children’s Hospital. Monies raised will assist with traveling and lodging expenses.
For those who wish to help martial by donating recycled bottles or cans or a bake-sale item but are unable to attend this event, please contact me: home phone, 534-4898, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A second fundraiser for Martial will be hosted on Sept. 22 at the American Legion in AuSable Forks. The event will consist of a 5K Run, coordinated by Vicki Kirchner of the Beer Run Association, along with dinner, live auction and entertainment. Further details will be announced as the date approaches.
Anyone who is interested in contributing a monetary donation or making a donation to the auction is encouraged to contact me.
Your support toward this worthwhile cause is greatly appreciated.
Helping Hands 4 Martial Fundraiser
Hunt for truth
TO THE EDITOR: There is an administration scandal afoot that makes Watergate look like a panty raid.
Two American law-enforcement officers and at least 200 Mexican nationals were killed with guns that were allowed to “walk” across the border by the Obama administration in an operation called Fast and Furious.
An operation called Wide Receiver was run by the Bush administration starting in 2006 but cancelled in 2007, when it was discovered that some guns had disappeared into Mexico, but enough information was gathered to make arrests. Anyone who tells you that Bush “started” Fast and Furious is a lying sack of excrement.
When a Republican is president, all the Democrats in Congress want to do is dig, dig, dig, but when its a Democrat president, all they want to do is cover, cover, cover.
Democrats say the Republicans in Congress are on a “fishing expedition.” Bull puckey. The facts exist that laws of the country have been broken by “law-enforcement officers” and people have died as a result, so it’s not a “fishing expedition;” its a hunt for an important truth. What did the president know, and when did he know it.
LEO J. SENEY
TO THE EDITOR: The Community Scholarship Fund would like to thank the 75 golfers who braved the elements and participated in the 16th-annual Elizabeth “Mikey” Leavine Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh on June 26.
Through their efforts and the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to raise more than $3,300 for scholarships to be given in Mrs. Leavine’s memory.
I would like to thank the following merchants, organizations and individuals who supported this event through their generous donations and efforts: the Beekmantown Teachers Association, Barracks Golf Course, Plattsburgh Distributing, Northern Insuring Agency, NY Bus Sales, Adirondack Helping Hands, Peabodys, Brooke & Irwin Insurance, Leonard Bus Sales, SymQuest, BCS Booster Club, Beekmantown Support Staff Association, BCS Student Council, BCS Varsity Club, Cumberland Head Teachers, Beekmantown Fire Department, Warren Tire Service Center, Brown Funeral Home, Momar Inc., Bus Parts Warehouse, Lake Breeze Cleaning, American Legion Post 1619, Centennial Abstract, Kaleidoscope Children’s Center, Adirondack Hardware, Plattsburgh Police Local 812, Karen Tromblee, Kathy Miller and Jack Gibbs.
Also, Celtic Earthworks, Plattsburgh Ford, Community Bank NA, Plattsburgh, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dry Dock Lounge, Latremore’s Insurance and Carrie Beattie.
I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Leavine family, Dave and Delores Vivian, Shane Brink, Mike Waite, Scott Cutaiar, Greg Myers, Julie Jock, Connie Brogowski, Carol Lunn and Val Jodoin.
Community Scholarship Fund director
Grateful for support
TO THE EDITOR: We would like to express our deepest graditude to our family, friends, community members and the numerous NACS faculty and staff and students who have reached out to us through cards, best wishes and prayers following the recent illness of Greg LaBarre.
The outpouring of love and support from everyone has meant more to us than words can say. We are especially thankful for the highest-quality care that was given to Greg from his doctors and nurses on the third, fifth and seventh floors of CVPH. You made us feel like we were members of your family.
Dr. Webber and Dr. Duus, thank you for your continued professionalism, expertise and compassion.
If love and prayers have anything to do with miracles, we will certainly have one. Thank you again for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers.
GREGORY LABARRE AND FAMILY
TO THE EDITOR: We would like to say thank you to all our supporters during our Open Horse Show at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend.
Whether you sponsored classes, helped out with various jobs or brought horses to show, you are greatly appreciated. All of your efforts were put toward our scholarships and future educational clinics for our local equine partners.
Again a big thank you and hope to see you again next year.
JUDY VELIE, President
Champlain Valley Morgan Horse Club