To the editor:

To the editor:

From "The Lost Constitution," by William Martin:

"In America we get up in the morning, we go to work and we solve our problems."

Will we be able to say the same thing about South-Western City Schools? Or will the naysayers and "negative nellies" rule the day?

It is too easy to say no and not offer sensible solutions.

I, for one, want local schools with local control, and I am proud to be part of the local funding.I will happily pay my taxes knowing that in return for my investment, I am receiving a quality, safe and efficient product.

Most of us don't want to look to downtown Columbus for the easy answers, whether they come from the Statehouse or the Columbus school board.

I say let us keep our schools ours, and let us pay for what we want. And if there are problems, let's get up, get to work and solve them.

That's what Americans do.

Rick Redfern

Grove City

To the editor:

We missed it, the "Chance of a Lifetime" for South-Western City Schools. With the defeat of Issue 81 we missed an opportunity for the Ohio School Facilities Commission funding, and much more.

Not only will the children suffer, we all will. Why would anyone want to move into our community if we do not support our schools?

Support of our schools and our community is the responsibility of not only those people with students but also those with graduates, future students and, yes, even those without children.

I know what effect the economy has had on all of us in the past few months, but when we vote for our kids, for our community, we must vote with more than our pocketbooks.

We must believe in our school system and the good things it can do for our community, for all of us.

I have been a resident of Jackson Township for over 40 years and have four children, graduates of SWCS. I, like Julie Frost (The Record letter to the editor Nov. 6), will continue to support our community and our schools.

We all must do so if we expect our community to survive and prosper.

Dick Waller

Grove City

To the editor:

On this day of Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect and give thanks for all the wonderful blessings we hold dear.

We are thankful for our families, near and far, and for the special bonds that tie us together. We give thanks for the freedom we enjoy as Americans and for the brave men and women who serve in our military to sustain those freedoms.

On Thursday, I celebrate 47 years of arriving in the United States, and I am thankful for the gift of living in a country where everyone can strive to achieve the American dream for themselves and their families.

Family, faith, freedom and future aspirations are ideals which unite us and give us strength.

On this Thanksgiving day, we embrace those values stronger than ever and we share them with everyone in this greatest nation on the planet, the United States of America.

I wish you and your families a blessed, safe and peaceful holiday season.

Maria C. Klemack-McGraw

Grove City Council, Ward 4