Remembering Cody Sarbou
TO THE EDITOR: It is time again on July 22 to gather together at Legion Post 1619 to remember our son, brother, nephew, grandson and friend. The 3rd Annual Memorial Ride to Remember Cody Allen Sarbou will begin with a ride up through Wilmington Notch, Cody’s favorite.
Returning riders, family, friends and the general public are invited to a michigan dinner, raffles/auctions and the chance to purchase tickets for two large items. A collapsible, portable, storable fishing shanty built by Cody’s stepdad and owner of Northeast Retail Construction, Tom Jubert, with all materials generously donated by Sample Lumber. The door on the shanty is being designed and painted by Nick Thibeault, Cody’s friend. There is surprise inside. The second raffle will be a camping package. A 4-6 person tent, a portable ADK fire ring and large family size cooler.
The day’s events offer a vast array of wonderfully donated items that will be auctioned and raffled, face painting for the children, 50/50 raffle, memory Items of Cody for purchase, a memory table to look at, smile, laugh and share stories.
The success of this event and the distribution of scholarships and humanitarian donations depend on those that support us and Cody’s memory. We are hoping many of you who knew Cody will share in the chance to celebrate him and his young life and what he brought into yours. Everyone that knew Cody knew he loved to get together with friends. This is the day to do that for HIM. This is the day our family knows he is not forgotten.
If you would like further information, please call 518-236-4330 or 518-297-3488. Please check the events listing on Facebook for complete information and posters throughout the area.
JOY SARBOU-JUBERT and Family
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank the Lyon Mountain American Legion Post #1623 and its staff and the West Plattsburgh American Legion Post #1619 and its staff for hosting benefit dinners for the Clinton County Mariners baseball organization.
Lyon Mountain Post: Ron Chase, Ves Pivetta, Jim Grogan, Tom Guay, Wally Kourofsky, Tim Rounds and Francis Kowalowski.
West Plattsburgh Post: Mary Lou Burdo, Irene Rock, Michelle Bruno, Pearl Mabry, Miranda Douglas, Steve Burdo, Hummer Rock, Al Daniels and Mike Rock.
I would also like to thank all the people that came out and attended these events. We are grateful for their continued support and it will always be appreciated.
Clinton County Mariners
On the backs of the poor
TO THE EDITOR: A lot of smoking bans going on. People need to remember their history.
First: Second-hand smoke has never been proven to be more dangerous than having a campfireor a fireplace in your home. Carbon-based plant lifeforms emit the same “toxic chemicals.”
Second: The Indoor Clean Air Act says, “You can’t smoke in a car you don’t own, or a taxi, but for $15 more per night, you can smoke in your hotel room.
Third: Politicians left cigar bars out of the law because that’s where they go to come up with ways to screw the poor. They left themselves out of it. Just like Obamacare, Congress left themselves out of that.
Fourth: This has been tried before. Prohibition. Poor people can’t, rich people can. The poor people made the ‘shine, the rich people drank it at the speakeasies and the “revenuers” busted them after delivering the goods.
Lastly: Cigarettes have never killed anyone behind the wheel. Alcohol has. But the tax on tobacco products is three times higher than the wine or beer the politician who wrote the law is currently drinking, at a bar, watching his reelection results.
Note to politicians. You have to inhale marijuana, and it emits secondhand smoke. It’s a carbon-based plant, just like tobacco, except one of them impairs your driving. And now you want to legalize one, and ban the other.
Progressives need to stop smoking one, and back off on the other.
Peter J. Moore
TO THE EDITOR: Alzheimer’s is a very serious disease that affects numerous people every year. It is the number one cause of dementia in people 65 or older. Imagine my distress when I found out that a local woman was being treated in a subhuman way by a local store.
Alzheimer’s affects your brain function, causing memory loss and confusion. A Plattsburgh woman with severe Alzheimer’s was employed at a local retail giant. She continues to visit this store because her memory is severely impaired. This store continues to ignore the fact that she is suffering from a very serious disease, treating her as more of a burden.
One day, the woman went in to ask for her schedule because she didn’t realize that she is no longer employed. She was removed from the premises. During another occurance, she needed to use the restroom. Again, she was removed from the premises and forced to use the parking lot as a lavatory.
I cannot understand how someone would neglect to understand that this woman is suffering from Alzheimer’s and treat her the way that she is being treated. If she was your mother, your sister, or a close family friend, would you sit back and condone these actions? I urge people to look at those with disease, those who are impaired and understand that they may not comprehend their actions.
Please do not turn them away or treat them with any less consideration. Realize that they aren’t in their right state of mind. Speaking as someone who has dealt with the very real effects of this disease, put yourself in someone else’s shoes and be mindful of your actions.
TO THE EDITOR: This summer the Kent-Delord House Museum has benefited immensely from the generosity of the North Country community. Thanks to donations made to the museum in our annual appeal and Paint the House drives, paint donations from Glidden Professional Paint Center and Sherwin-Williams Co., the house once again is an attractive structure protected from the elements.
Because of the initiative of Katie Inhelder, on July 8 the Valcour Sailing Club, Inc., presented $500 to the museum for the Kent–Delord Cup Regatta. This tradition began in the mid-1980s and after several years hiatus, we’re happy to have this reinstituted.
Preservation of our historical heritage is paramount to the area’s quality of life and community pride.
Board of Trustees
Kent-Delord House Museum
There’s no compromise
TO THE EDITOR: Numerous folks on the pro-abortion flank ask those of us on the pro-life side to compromise. We can’t. Even Solomon figured out that people who care about the life of a child, that a baby can’t be divided, partitioned or split up. Neither can we reason that a father should have no input in the decision about the life of his baby.