‘This is how we do it in Harvey County’
Last Friday, 170 law enforcement, investigation and emergency management professionals arrived in Harvey County ready to work.
The reception they received from the cities of Hesston and Newton and the surrounding area came as a surprise to many of them.
Before the emergency management personnel could even begin to make a list of what they needed to do, the phone calls started pouring in. Callers asked: “What do you need?” “What can we do?” “How can we help?”
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Several of the agents and officers filed down table after table of food and drink that people and businesses brought and said: “Wow. We never expect this.” “We’ve never had this.” “Thank you.”
We told them: “This was donated by the community.” “They appreciate you.” “This is how we do it in Harvey County.”
The logistics branch of the Harvey County emergency management team would like to extend sincere gratitude to everyone contributing. Your donations of items and volunteer hours made the investigative process go faster, more efficiently, and lessened the negative impact on personnel.
To the residents and businesses of Hesston and the surrounding towns: Thank you for the generous donations of water, food, snacks, paper goods and other miscellaneous items. The list is a long one. Please know we appreciate each of you.
Thanks also to the countless others who called and offered to help. Even the offer was a gift in itself.
Tina Payne, Newton
Kansans will go to the caucuses Saturday to help select the next president for the United States. I will be casting my vote for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Cruz is an outstanding presidential candidate who deserves much more support from conservatives than he’s been getting lately. He’s a levelheaded, staunch conservative who stands unapologetically for the unborn, religious liberty and our ally Israel. Yet because he’s not as flashy, dynamic or entertaining as Donald Trump, who has wooed audiences with grand promises and impressive words, he often gets overlooked by conservatives who should be backing him to the hilt.
Others have fallen for the lies told about him by both the left and the Trump campaign – such as that “he’s not eligible to run” or “he’s a liar and a crook.” These are not true. Cruz has a proven record for getting the things done that he said he would do, and is a much more trustworthy candidate than Trump, who has a massive ego, a sharp tongue, zero political experience, a record of flip-flopping on issues, and a my-way-or-the-highway attitude that could make him dangerous as a president.
Make the right choice, Kansas. Choose Cruz.
Jody Mosier, Towanda
I believe that The Eagle and other mainstream media are not adequately informing the public about the dangers of the presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Trump is far better than Clinton or Sanders but still dangerous.
Trump was asked in the most recent debate how he would deal with problems. He had no specific answer. Trump has shown his dishonesty in his Trump University scam, which cheated people out of up to $60,000 for nothing. Many of the people working in construction on his new luxury hotels are in this country illegally. Trump has supported Planned Parenthood, which is famous for abortions.
Clinton has shown her dishonesty in the scandals of Whitewater, Vince Foster’s death, the Benghazi tragedy and using her private e-mail for classified material. Sanders’ policies would take us closer to communism. Therefore, we should not vote for these Democrat candidates.
Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., met with Fox News executives in 2013 to try to keep them from attacking their amnesty legislation. So I would not vote for Rubio either.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has specific plans for reforming health care, growing the economy and defeating ISIS. He is a smart, capable man who, as solicitor general in Texas, brought nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and won important landmark cases. He supports traditional marriage. Vote for Cruz in the upcoming Kansas caucus.
Dwight Lindholm, Bel Aire
Steal Trump’s thunder
The big question in the news today is how to stop the Donald Trump domination and eventual presidency. The way to beat Trump is to beat him at his own game.
What Trump has that has confounded the news media and the political establishment is an angry blue-collar middle class. Its members know that labor is a commodity that follows the laws of supply and demand. When there is a surplus, the price goes down. For too long we have had cheap-labor policies – loose trade agreements and open borders. This gives corporate America an ample supply of cheap labor. Blue-collar America is angry about this. Trump had taken advantage of this anger.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is no fan of our current trade agreements but has not openly endorsed tariffs. If he would, and then put forth a plan to humanely limit immigration, he could steal Trump’s thunder. In other words, out-trump Trump.
If Sanders would do this, he could win this thing. If not, then you’d better get use to hearing the words “President Trump.”
Mike Hubbell, Kingman
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