Letters to the Editor
To the Merrill Community:
First grade classes have been attending the Brickyard School at the old Lincoln County Fairgrounds since 2000. Each fall about 200 of our students take a field trip back in time to experience life in a one-room school. It is a fun way to learn local history. At one time there were about 100 one-room schoolhouses in Lincoln County. As a survivor, Brickyard School is an important part of both our Lincoln County history and first grade educational program. The Brickyard School gives children a unique opportunity to explore our history in a hands on learning environment very seldom seen today.
Each year my first graders and former first graders, along with their friends and families, return to Brickyard School for its annual Open House during Fair Week.
Unfortunately, the Brickyard School is in need of our help. The roof must be replaced. The education committee of the Historical Society will be launching a “Raise the Roof” campaign beginning with the Lincoln County Fair to raise the funds needed for this repair. As you visit the fair this year, please make a stop at the Brickyard School and consider supporting our local history!
1st Grade Teacher
To the Editor:
Donald Trump recently spoke to a group of Evangelical pastors. They gave him a standing ovation. I sense a disconnect. The New Testament Scriptures, which are quiet familiar to Evangelicals, enjoin followers of Jesus to be kind, to “outdo one another in showing honor,” and to avoid rudeness and boasting. Followers are told to love unconditionally and to “not insist on having their own way.”
It seems to me that Donald Trump is wanting on all these points. Why some Evangelical leadership endorses him with a stranding ovation is a mystery to me.
Of great concern also to me is that Donald Trump has ignored ongoing and worsening climate change. By ignoring this issue he may be condemning our nation, and the rest of the world, to increasing climate disasters.
James A. Lewis
Village of Maine