Irony or hypocrisy?
Isn’t it surprising that on Aug. 18 when the Jefferson County Board of Education was considering how to have fewer students referred to law enforcement, they called the Sheriff’s Office to take care of a citizen attending the board meeting?
The board members had just spent time talking about their code of conduct for students, and how they should word the code more kindly and positively. They talked of how they need to make sure the students feel understood and cared for, and that students clearly need to be told what is expected of them. They talked of trying to work things out with students (to avoid law enforcement if possible).
Then they found it necessary to call the Jefferson County sheriff, accusing a citizen of trespassing who had moved a chair closer to hear what the school board members were saying in the public study session. There was no sign posted telling people they couldn’t go beyond a certain line. The school board members hadn’t been using microphones, and in fact they had no microphones. We really could not hear all of the meeting.
Where was the reason and understanding? Is the school board serious about fair treatment of students when this is how they treat adults? Are Jefferson County public school students treated this way? It makes one question if citizens are wanted at school board meetings.
Evergreen Elks Lodge says thank you
On Aug. 1, the Evergreen Elks held their second annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our area high school athletic departments and the Elks National Foundation. The ENF sends money back ($1.85 for every $1 donated) to our communities in the form of college scholarships, support for our veterans, support for our senior citizens and other worthwhile local charities.
The following businesses sponsored golf holes and related golf activities: Kittredge Auto Rebuilders, Big O Tires, Chow Down, Gysin Insurance, Elks PER Association, Elks bingo group, Jordan Roofing, Bergen Park Paint, Mountain Drains, Maintenance Managers, Black Hat Cattle Company, El Rancho Restaurant, OK Auto, Tuscany Tavern, Harrison Western Contractors and Engineers, Buckley Powder Company, R.F.S. Inc., and Henderson Mine,
The following businesses provided merchandise and gift cards for prizes to the golfers: Chow Down, Walmart, Larry DeCicco with Edward Jones, Shelley Petrilli with Alpine Ridge Salon, US Bank, Evergreen Discount Liquor, Stagecoach Bar and Grill, Beau Jo’s Pizza, Goodyear Tires and Service, Bear Creek Tavern, Mountain Home and Hooters of Lakewood.
We would also like to thank the 51 golfers who competed in the tournament.
Evergreen Elks Lodge