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Readers Viewpoint 7-22-2015

Thanks for Bass Festival Breakfast support
To the editor:
    On behalf of the Tufts Rondon VFW 2891 Post, Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary, I wish to thank everyone for their continued support for our Bass Festival Breakfast held at the VFW club. Again, we had an outstanding success of patrons who came out to eat. Thanks to those who made donations to the breakfast, and to the small army of volunteers who came out at 6:30 a.m. to begin cooking, and throughout the scheduled breakfast hours, those who came the night before to set up, the ladies who continue to make the delicious cardamom bread, and the continuous cleanup crew for the countless number of hours it takes to put on such an endeavor. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.  
-s- Judith Fell
Ladies Auxiliary President

Help for mental illness sufferers
To the editor:
    There may be some light at the end of the tunnel, perhaps a glimmer of hope for the millions of American citizens who suffer with some form of mental illness.
    Our federal and state government, in its infinite wisdom, chose to cut funding and shut down thousands of mental health facilities across the country during the 1980s, believing that county jails, prisons, and solitary confinement would cure American citizens afflicted with mental health issues.
    Instigated by the propaganda targeting a segment of our population by ISIS, a segment perhaps weakened by mental illness and more susceptible to its cruel ideology, the Obama administration has issued a statement that in effect says that we as a national need to take a new look at our approach to the care (or lack thereof) and treatment of our mentally ill or challenged citizens.
    I believe that our mentally ill citizens have been neglected far too long and I will take help from any source, however unlikely.
-s- Dan Donoghue
Iron River