Letters to the Editor

‘Christmas Carol’ returns to Boulder City Library Dec. 17

Many thanks to the Boulder City Library for the great holiday gift and privilege of having Duffy Hudson, master actor, here once again for the holiday season to do his one-man show of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

Come see Duffy’s moving performance at the library on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., when he transitions into all the parts from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim.

You may have been fortunate enough to see him do some of his other one-man shows as Albert Einstein, Edgar Allen Poe, George Burns, Dr. Seuss, and Audie Murphy.

Again, special thanks to the Boulder City Library for this holiday treat for all us kids of all ages.

Linda Barnett

Club appreciates support of wreaths project for veterans

Boulder City Republican Women has concluded its second year of participation in the Wreaths Across America program to benefit the Nevada Southern Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. The support Boulder City Republican Women received, not only from its members but from Boulder City and the surrounding communities, has been awe-inspiring.

Through donations over the past month, Boulder City Republican Women was able to sponsor over 350 wreaths for the Wreaths Across America program. These wreaths will adorn the graves of our veterans on Saturday, Dec. 17, with the ceremony commencing at 9 a.m.

Boulder City Republican Women would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who donated to this very worthwhile, special project wherein our (deceased) veterans are “honored and remembered.”

The club would like to send a special shout out to Saint Anne Catholic School’s Girl Scout Troop No. 77 and to the Tumbleweeds Chapter of The Studebaker Drivers Club for their combined efforts of sponsoring approximately 100 wreaths.

Boulder City Republican Women would also like to extend its appreciation to Hali Bernstein Saylor and the Boulder City Review for publicizing the Wreaths Across America program. The published article provided much-needed information to interested individuals on how one could participate in the project.

Boulder City Republican Women is very proud to be a part of the Boulder City community and is truly appreciative the support received this past month. Again, thank you one and all.

Wreaths Across America Committee

Boulder City Republican Women

Family grateful for community’s support

Our family suffered the unexpected loss of our son, Airan Ropoama Pohe, who committed suicide on Oct. 31. He was 40 years old and had four children. Airan did not display any outward signs that he would do anything so drastic.

We have lived in Boulder City since 1979. All three of our children graduated from Boulder City High School and five of our six grandchildren attend school here.

We were incredibly touched by the out pouring of love, affection and generosity of so many friends and neighbors. Some of Airan’s friends came from California, Reno, New York, New Zealand and Australia to attend his celebration of life at the skateboard park on Nov. 12. We had no idea that Airan touched so many lives.

We received many very welcomed home-cooked meals and numerous condolence cards and flowers. The support from the community was over whelming, and we thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness and sympathy.

Kae, Liz and the Pohe family (whanau)

Kindness benefits many

Once upon a yesteryear, mainly in rural communities, an expression was often used when expecting company that was arriving late: “We’ll keep the porch light on for you.”

Yes, it’s metaphor time again. Are we keeping the porch light on for others? In a world of confusion and despair one can easily fall into a mental state of cynicism or fatalism and lament, what’s the use? Why keep up the effort to do what is right when no one even notices or cares in the first place? Why not just give up?

I’ll tell you why. Because others are watching you and are being guided by your right and strong example. These are people you may never meet but they are there all the same, I assure you.

What are some of these examples of keeping the porch light on for others? How about not using vulgar language and not partaking in lewd sexual jokes or banter? How about having the courage to stand up and speak out when we see injustice? How about saying no to drunkenness and strip clubs, tattoo parlors, pot shop and casinos, to name only a few? How about being a sane, balanced and decent human being?

How rare this is amid a society awash with obnoxious and foul-mouthed people.

Are you a kind and caring person? Is your porch light on?

Bobby Morrow

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