I think that the ideas would certainly be attainable if city and county officials focused on budget savings in respect of citizens and resources. As residents, we need to analyze our family needs and proposed future needs when establishing our family budgets, otherwise we would be purchasing and duplicating expenses that could far exceed our incomes.
It would seem that county, city and school board accountants would be excited to establish a team effort to develop innovative ways of saving moneys instead of finding reasons to continually put on more expenditures for residents.
We are grateful to you, Commissioner Wivell. We recognize that you know some officials will not agree to any savings at all. This is our chance to see which of your co-Commissioners, as elected officials, will be responsible and willing to help develop and implement your proposal as soon as possible.
Time to help animal shelters
To the editor:
Nov. 7-13 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. Animal shelters across the country will participate in this annual event, which is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to honor the role that the nation's 6,000 animal shelters play in every community.
Every year, the nation's animal shelters care for millions of dogs and cats. Many animal shelters benefit greatly from the assistance of volunteers. National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is a wonderful time to call your shelter to find out how you can help.
Animal shelters provide a variety of services to their communities rescuing stray and injured animals, adopting animals to new homes, providing humane education to children and adults and investigating animal cruelty.
Offering your time and talents to your community's animal shelter is a wonderful way to make new friends, to get to know more about the shelter and its services, and to spend some time with some wonderful animals.
To find the animal shelter in your community, check the phone book or call The Humane Society of the United States at 1-202-452-1100.
Animal Sheltering Issues
The Humane Society of the United States
Stadium would be a lasting investment
To the editor:
I am highly in favor of a new stadium to be built in or very near Hagerstown as soon as possible.
Being a lifelong resident, I have seen the importance and necessity of professional baseball in Hagerstown. Our existing 60-year old antiquated "band aid" facility has long ago outlived its present use and certainly can better serve our community in more beneficial aspects.
Let's preserve professional baseball in a new stadium for future generations - tomorrow and many pleasurable years to come.
Betty M. Smith