Readers’ Views

Thanks, Kiwanis

To the Editor:

We were so happy to have Barb from Profinium come and read to our classrooms. Not only did she read to us, but she also brought 50 books for our kids to take home. This was a program through our local Kiwanis. Thank you so much Barb and to the members of Kiwanis.

Judy Ripley

Building Blocks Learning Center and Child Care


Welcome to the area

To the Editor:

Welcome to the area. You may or may not be new to the area, but you probably know someone who is. I would invite you to be the good neighbor and join in with the activities of Newcomers and Neighbors.

The committee invites you or someone from your organization(s) that you are acquainted with, to attend Newcomers and Neighbors events to help extend the extravagant welcome we try to achieve. During the beginning of the program, we do a brief introduction of who’s who in our community to help people distinguish their connections or networks. It’s an opportunity to make people feel welcome and to recognize a new face.

Fairmont Area Newcomers and Neighbors is hosting our next main event from 6:45-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Red Rock Center for the Arts, 222 E. Blue Earth Ave., in Fairmont. Please like us on Facebook and sign up for the upcoming events.

We communicate mostly through Facebook and press coverage. Please like and share our story the best way you can. Remember to be a good neighbor and share with the new people at work, church, school or just down the road. Thank you for your help.

David “Ace” Adams


What type of fool?

To the Editor:

April “fool’s day” is just around the corner. A day set aside for the pranksters and fools to have a little harmless fun, but there is another day just around the corner where many will be called “fools” but their fate won’t be harmless fun but eternal damnation.

God is no “prankster.” His judgment against the foolish is real and unchanging. Many are finding this out every day as they pass away and their fate is forever sealed. (2 Samuel 12:19-23, Luke 16:19-31)

Throughout the Bible, the Lord warns us to avoid becoming the unbelieving fool and risk losing the eternal saving grace he gave all of us through his son Jesus Christ. (Psalm 94:1-11, Matthew 7:24-27) The Holy Spirit in us gives us the power to avoid foolish actions, but the sinful nature in us can still cause us to become foolish in God’s eyes in many ways. (Titus 3:3-11) Some of such foolish actions against God are: when we spread errors or deny any part of his word he gave us in the Bible (2 Peter 2:1-3, Revelation 22:18-19) or we believe we are wiser then God (Romans 11:33-36, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25) or we worship things of this world (Mark 8:34-38, 1 Timothy 6:1-10) or maybe we even start to doubt his existence and power leaving us no longer fearing him (Matthew 22:1-14, Luke 13:22-28) or become just-in-casers who try to save face with him by going to a worship service just on Christmas and Easter? (Matthew 24: 45-51, Luke 12:35-48) or fill in the blank!

The sad truth about all these foolish attempts to pull the wool over God’s eyes is that the only one that really gets “fooled” is the fool who believes they can. We all have the choice during our life time to be a “fool” for God and stand for his word or a “fool” that side with the majority (the world) and perish with them. (Luke 8:5-15, 1 Corinthians 3:18-23)

What fool do you chose to be?

Anthony Scheff