Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Trout Lake Newswriters
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Shirley Keran, 395-2559
Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318
Terry Scott, 395-2760
Judy Skelton wants to let everybody know that preschool opening will be delayed. For more information contact Judy at 395-3669
Don't forget to notify the '50s girls that you plan to attend their get-together on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Dave and I were walking along the highway a few weeks ago. I knew that the litter was bad from seeing it from my car. But I was appalled at how bad it really is. What is with people these days?!? Are most people so inconsiderate that they just toss their litter out the window? Is it tourists who feel that since they don't live here, they don't care about what the place looks like? Is it locals? If it's tourists, do they just expect that the locals will clean up, so that the area will be pristine when they return? If it's locals, what are they thinking? I think it's a shame that we, as a society, have had to institute the highway clean up program. I think the psychology of having those signs up is that people driving feel that it's okay to toss their garbage out the window, because someone will pick up after them. I think we should direct some of the landfill money to start a litter police patrol and exercise the law that is in place to penalize those who litter.
Littering is just one example of the rampant inconsideration of the people of the United States. We all come together because of a terrorist act on our country, as we should. But what about the unthinking atrocities that our citizens commit on our country and other citizens. Littering may seem to be a small thing to most of you, but to me is just an indication of the indecencies that we let our fellow citizens do to us and each other. Let's use Trout Lake as the place to begin the "be considerate" campaign. And let's start with instituting the litter cops to show that we won't tolerate that kind of inconsideration.
So there. Terry