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LETTER: Silence is golden if all you do is complain

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to Steve Sibson's letter to the editor in the issue on Dec. 26. I am disappointed in his continuous negativity toward many community members and leaders who are trying their best to make Mitchel...

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to Steve Sibson's letter to the editor in the issue on Dec. 26. I am disappointed in his continuous negativity toward many community members and leaders who are trying their best to make Mitchell a better community. This isn't Christian behavior.

I was especially disappointed that a young role model in our community, Tevyn Waddell, was put in a category of youth with no work ethic. Don't throw stones until you have spent a day in someone's shoes.

I raised two student athletes, whose days often started before 6 a.m. and they came home after 6 p.m. with homework in their book bags. They learned skills in time management, commitment, self discipline, teamwork, leadership, and probably most importantly, how to pick themselves up after defeat and move forward. These are characteristics developed by most youth that participate in "fun" extracurricular activities.

Waddell and Christian Fossum wrote a letter about something that was important to them. Neither of them will benefit from a new pool, but they took the time to advocate for their younger teammates. If that is a characteristic of someone with a "fun ethic," then all of us should instill some fun ethic into our lives.

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A community is made up of people with various interests and ideas, which is what makes it a community. In the last city election, a majority of the community felt that having an indoor pool was a good idea. This proposal has been passed, so let's move forward.

Mr. Sibson, if you don't like living in Mitchell, I know some wonderful businesses in town that provide free boxes for packing.

Roxi Brown

Mitchell

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