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August 4, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

Fundraising, not grantsor taxes pays for art

Logan’s Landing wants to clarify that the art pieces on Market Street and Broadway between 3rd and 5th streets were purchased through funds received from Dancing With Our Stars and donated by a local artist, not through grant money or taxpayer money.

Establishing Logansport as an arts-friendly community is viewed positively by many residents and visitors to our community. Logan’s Landing is pleased to have been a part of this effort.

Becki Harris

Executive director

Respect is earned,not just given away

I’m reading between the lines, but the point of Seger Mathew’s letter (July 31) seems to be that he isn’t given the respect he deserves. What he seems to miss is that respect is earned over time.

He chafes at the notion that we’re judged by the groups we belong too. Why? Leaders are a reflection of their community; people want to know the person. In addition to community involvement being the right thing to do, these groups also help increase social connectivity; they help build relationships and trust in each other.

In the 8 years I’ve been involved in the leadership of the Democratic Party in Cass County I’ve seen plenty of people with “big ideas” come and go. They come in with the big idea, and they go when faced with the task of implementing their big idea. People don’t want “big idea” guys; they want action and dependability. Obviously dependability takes time to prove.

He questions the value of “family names.” I suppose as a person with a well known name I may be overly sensitive to this point; or it may be that I’m proud of the work my family has done in this community. We’ve earned that respect over the last 30 plus years (and none of us were born in Logansport.)

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