Letters to the editor
Veterans Day events well done
I would like to commend the Nevada school system for the outstanding assembly held on Nov. 11 to honor the veterans of the area.
We felt it went so smoothly and all were well-prepared -- the ROTC unit, the band, chorus, the ones who have the readings and Jim Adams, the speaker for the event; as well as the school officials who put it all together.
When the band played the military songs, and as we stood up as our branch of service was played, it really made us proud of our service to the country. I hope they will continue these services for many years to come.
I also want to commend the Nevada Daily Mail for the fine coverage they provided on the services that each school in the county presented.
Lee and Eva Sparks
Thanks to all for support of troops
Thanks to businesses, family and friends, --McDonald's, Sonic, Woods Supermarket and employees, Ramey's VillageMarket Stangeland tobacco, Metz Bank, American Family Insurance, Creative Graphics, Koehn's Faimly Haircut, Jim's Appliance, Rinehart Jewelry, employees of the Vernon County Ambulance District, May's Floral and Gift, the Missouri Department of Transportation, Quality Products, Vinyard's Farm and Home, Andy Anderson, Mary and Darrell O'Hair, Mike McCaffree, Brenda Hathaway, Mary Clark, Sue Biby, Alesha and Kevin, Tesa Haller, Steve Jacobs, Bo Bogart, Wes Anderson, Tim Moore and the Nevada City Council, First Sgt. Dave Parks, Kathi Wysong, Christen Dowell, Brian Haller, Keith and Darla Roggensees, Johnnie Haller, Qulted Hugs, Tammi Beach, Hazel Guilliford, Claribel Kerrick, James and Kathy Blaton, Carol Branham, Julie Stumpff, Judy Knowles, and anyone else I may have failed to mention.
Thanks to all of you for all the help and support with the parade honoring the troops. It wouldn't have happened without your help.
And always keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers.
FOR WHOM DID YOU VOTE
Dear God help me find the words
The whole nation can understand
Around this world let it be heard
The people are united in our land
God, did you notice in our election
Our whole nation became divided
When people voted their selection
Both sides rules of ethics collided
Getting results each side preferred
Discrediting the other their intent
Our country used your Holy word
Lord, you must have felt contempt
When judging each sides morality
Peoples values became our theme
Attacking the other with brutality
With using underhanded schemes
All the way through the campaign
I heard of some who had testified
God, had you listened with disdain
Did you feel you had been denied
God, please help me to understand
Different religious denominations
Other religions we misunderstand
In search of that same destination
With religious wars here on earth
Since that very beginning of time
Most of us were taught from birth
About the stairway we must climb
This nation divided by affiliation
Even families and friends quarrel
Believing those false allegations
Destroying all values and morals
In church where many people sat
Lord what party did you promote
Was he Republican or a Democrat
Dear Lord, for whom did you vote?