Letters to the Editor: Aug. 9, 2012

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Beginning of the end?
Dear Editor:
This is from the Internet (and I like it): Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — Winston Churchill.
These are possibly the five best sentences you’ll ever read, unfortunately, most voters don’t know this!
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them; and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Tom Kilduff
Meeker, Colo.

Sprigs and Sprouts
Dear Editor:
The couple with the four children who bought food in Palisade, Colo., at Sprigs and Sprouts, we have the produce that was accidentally left at our place of business. We would like to refund your money if you could please call us at 970-234-1261.
Ruth Elkins
Palisade, Colo.

Looking for family information
Dear Editor:
My uncle, Hermie Park, disappeared upriver from Meeker in June of 1930. Can anyone help me find out more information about his disappearance? His skull apparently has been moved to CBI in Grand Junction but we were not allowed to see it. Grandpa Park owned 320 acres at one time, and we are also trying to find where that was in Rio Blanco County.
Anna Lynn Vogel