To the editor:

To the editor:

I would like to extend my thanks to those in the community that supported me in my campaign for Reynoldsburg Board of Education.

Although I did not win, I am truly humbled by those who thought I was well-qualified at 20 years old, and I will continue to work toward a better community for all of us. For that, there is no need to hold office.

I hope to keep in touch with everyone over the next few years.

Thank you.

David W. Hedrick

Reynoldsburg

To the editor:

This is regarding a letter to the editor in the Nov. 12 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg.

I am also a Reynoldsburg resident and I think it is sad that the community did not support the school levy. The district is "always asking for more, more, more" money because it is running on an out-of-date budget. How many families would be able to live with today's prices on the budget they had over 10 years ago? That is what the Reynoldsburg school district is doing.

I think people need a better understanding of how districts get money and what that money is used for. Bonds build buildings and levies pay salaries and fund programs. New facilities and building improvements were not part of the levy; that money is from bonds.

While your home may be worth $175,000 today, the value will decrease if the schools are not supported. No family wants to buy a house in a district with no school transportation, no extracurricular activities and no honors classes. So while you are saving on your property taxes now, it may cost you a lot more in the future. It is already costing our children.

L. Horton

Reynoldsburg

To the editor:

As you gather around your holiday table this year with friends and family, we hope that you will take a few moments to remember those who have produced the food that you have so lovingly prepared.

These farmers have dedicated their lives to providing quality, healthy food options for everyone, so what better time to acknowledge them than at Thanksgiving.

Though an increasing number of farms are being sold to developers each year, the remaining farmers are grateful for the support of consumers who buy directly from them at local farmers markets, at their own farm markets or from retailers who sell local, farm-fresh products.

As coordinators of the Reynoldsburg Farmers Market, we would like to thank those of you who supported our market in 2009. We encourage others to join us for our 2010 season to discover how good fresh food tastes.

While you enjoy the many harvests on your table, know that you are doing your part to keep a farmer working, especially if you buy locally.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nadine Morse

Sandy and Chris Long

Mike Baisden

Jason Shamblin

Lucas Haire

Reynoldsburg

To the editor:

The Reynolds family and Nikki Reynolds want to say thank you to allo the folks who helped us when we found out our son, Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds/U.S. Army Airborne, was killed in Omar Zai, Afghanistan on Sept. 24 by an IED.

He was 23 years old. Two other boys were killed in the same blast.

Last year at this time, our son married a wonderful girl named Nikki. On Oct. 12, they would have been married one year.

Thanksgiving is a time of saying thanks for all the help. We really appreciate it, and need it. It has been tough.

Please continue to pray for all of us. The world fell in, but lots of folks came to our rescue. Thanks to all of you for helping us along the way: AmVets, the American Legion and VFW; U.S. Army, all veterans and the Patriot Guard; citizens of Columbus and Reynoldsburg; The Columbus Dispatch; ThisWeek Community Newspapers; Columbus police; Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Columbus Blue Jackets; Cotner Funeral Home; Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene; Vineyard Church on Palmer Road and anyone else who helped.

Thank you very much.

T. Rod Reynolds

Reynoldsburg