Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Shanks and Sterett reprised

Dear editor:

I recently received a copy of an article from your paper about the Shanks and Sterett Company.

I enjoyed the article so much that I was inspired to write you and maybe add some more stories about the store."

I am Isabel L. Dawson, now living in Centreville, Va., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shanks and the article brought back so many memories of my life in Nevada. I am living now with one of my daughters and son-in-law, Diane and Jim Fowler.

The store had three locations first on the south side of the Square between Morrison, Williams and Sterett and another men's clothing on the other side. At the time we jokingly called ours "The Main Entrance."

Later the store moved to the east side of the Square and later to the north side. My father retired and I don't remember what happened to the store after that.

Your article was sent to me by Morris Nunn.

He was a resident of Nevada and my "boy friend" in the first grade.

He now lives in Houston with his lovely wife Cary.

Several years back we struck up a correspondence and he regularly sends me articles from the Nevada Daily Mail, which he still takes. He is apparently still in good health and he and Cary take trips around and sometimes comes to Nevada.

This was your paper dated Friday, January 27, 2006.

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your article. I learned so many things I had forgotten.

My very best regards,

-- Isabel L. Dawson

Drug Court experience found worthwhile by judge

Editor's note: The following is a copy of a letter sent to 28th Circuit Court Presiding Judge James Bickel, following the most recent Vernon County Drug Court graduation, held Feb. 24, in the circuit courtroom at the Vernon County courthouse.

Dear Jim:

I would like to thank you and Judge McBeth for allowing me to take part in the drug court graduation this past Friday (Feb. 24).

The ceremony and your program were truly inspirational. I am just sorry that more people do not have a chance to see the courage and dedication of court and other personnel in making this worthwhile program a success.

Everyone in your community, including the prosecutor and everyone else who takes part, should stand in awe.

The graduates have been given a chance to turn their lives around.

A sure sign of the success of the Vernon County Drug Court Program is the fact that so many of the previous graduates came and spoke at this ceremony.

Jim, my heartfelt congratulations keep up the good work.


-- Harold L. Lowenstein