July 29, 2012

Public forum


So are all I’ve talked to that have been attending the camp for years.

The chapel is nondenominational and symbols of any faith should be welcome be it the Star of David, the Crescent and Star or the Cross among many. When the current chapel was built in the early ’90s, several churches donated sanctuary flags or other items. The statue of Mary was moved from a previous chapel area. I know for a fact the statue has been a camp fixture since I first attended in 1954.

Who does it offend and why? The last of the 12 points of the Scout Law is “A Scout is reverent.” As defined by my Scout Handbook, “A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.”

I believe in tolerance of others, but I also believe we should be able to expect tolerance from others. I hope others will support my efforts to have our Blessed Mother return to her rightful place in our Camp Buffalo. Please contact Chris Mehaffey, Sagamore Council executive, 518 N. Main St., PO Box 865, Kokomo IN 46903-0865, or Chas Triplett, Ranger, Camp Buffalo, 9400 N. Boy Scout Road, Monticello IN 47960.

Gerald Kersey, Logansport


Thanks to those who placed flags

A belated, yet genuine thank you to the Clymer’s Methodist Church Sunday school class and their youth for placing American flags on the graves at St. John’s Cemetery, the Clymer’s Cemetery, the Shidler Cemetery and the Pisgah Cemetery for Memorial Day. Also, a heartfelt thanks to B.J. Cox, a local fireman, who placed flags for the veterans at four small cemeteries in Miami Township for Memorial Day.

Your help was genuinely appreciated.

Keith Walker, Logansport

Reader favors neither party

Recently in the Public Forum an individual stated several reasons why he was a Democrat. Then the next week in reply, another person listed a number of reasons why she was Republican. I would like to list just two reasons why I am neither. 1) Obama and 2) Romney.

Jack Aker, Logansport

Former resident stays connected

Thank you for the excellence of the Pharos-Tribune website. The newly added Internet only section is a great benefit.

Your website is the best way for those of us who live far away to keep up with events in Logansport, Cass County and the surrounding area.

Many thanks.

David Spellman, Washington, D.C.


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