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Seniors struggling enough

June 15, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

I was very concerned about Mr. Joe Brown's article in the Sentinel, Wednesday, June 13. Last year he said if the referendum did not pass, the school would have to cut out many sport activities and much more. Now we read everything went very well and they even added more, even though the referendum was voted down. I believe he is a very good politician telling us if we don't pass it this time we're in deeper trouble. Now he tells us for a $100,000 home we only have 32 cents a day and they can keep up one more year. That's about $120 this year more for taxes and then more the following year. I'd like someone to tell me how many senior citizens are living in Martin County. Why are we the ones to support all these extra activities? We have football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, hockey, volleyball, band, orchestra, chorus and more added classes, plus new computers for a whole class. I'm sure more is on the agenda. I know things have changed but when we were young if we wanted to ice skate, roller skate, have piano lessons, etc., our parents pad for it even though it was a struggle on the farm. Mr. Brown, you are asking too much from the senior citizens. We are struggling to stay in our homes. We paid our price a long time ago. Now it's time for the parents and kids to pay.

Betty Rettke




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