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August 31, 2011

Letter to the Editor

Ada —  

Volunteer firemen

need your support

 

Editor, Ada News:

This is to say thank you to all the fire departments in our county. We, as citizens, greatly appreciate all you do for the citizens of Johnston County. I would also like to say thank you to all the citizens who donated food, water and Gatorade to the people fighting the fire on state Highway 7. There were more than 30 fire departments present with more than 100 fire trucks.

I would encourage all citizens to donate water, ice and Gatorade. All the firemen that I have talked with say Gatorade quenches their thirst more than water and also helps replenish minerals they lose through sweat.

If you are unsure which fire department to donate to, feel free to contact me. Remember all of the firemen are volunteers. They do not get paid for the wrecks and fires or medical calls they go to. The only funding they receive is from fund-raising and what little they receive from the state for operations.

Remember, even the poorest of the poor can donate a bag of ice or a bottle of Gatorade. This doesn’t pertain to just our fire department. It goes for all the fire departments in the county and other counties also. It could be your home, land or your life next time, so donate to your local fire departments.

If you are in Connerville and cannot get in touch with firemen, you are more than welcome to drop the donation by my store and I will give you a receipt and make sure it gets to the department.

 

JoAnn Jones

Connerville

Future higway needs

should be planned now 

 

Editor, Ada News:

The state of Oklahoma is a rural state with lots of rural towns that are connected to other rural towns by rural highways.

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