I just learned through the “grapevine” and the paper that the “big wigs” are getting a raise.Music is getting cut. No band this summer in Johnstown or Gloversville. That’s terrible. Our kids have to take a cut so “big wigs” can have a nice raise? What’s wrong with this picture? They’re already doing OK.If you’re small, you’re stepped on. Then when you get old, you’re run over again.Let’s all get out and vote next time. We have to fight for what’s right.These people who cut our music should be ashamed of themselves.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
William Alfred Doles, 95, of Greensburg, went to meet our Lord and Savior on March 24, 2019. Al was born on September 3, 1923 in a farm house in Decatur County. He was the son of Robert A. and Cora Mae Metz Doles.Al attended Middle Branch School and was a 1940 graduate of Greensburg High School. He was a WWII Army Veteran. On New Year’s Eve, 1949, he married Mary Cradick, and they celebrated 69 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve, 2018.Al was a lifetime farmer. He was a former elder and a Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church. He was currently a member of the Sandcreek Baptist Church, the church he attended as a child with his grandfather. He was a member of the Gideons International, he was a former president of the Decatur County Council, and he had served on the board of directors for Premier Ag. His hobbies were woodworking and collecting arrowheads from the farm.Survivors include: Loving wife, Mary Doles; Children: William (Shirley) Doles, Diane (Charles) Beggs, and Steve (Joy) Doles. Grandchildren: Jeff (Cari) Beggs, David Beggs, Katie (Mike) McNealy, Tony (Simone) Doles, Stepheni Doles, Jaquan Doles, Travon Doles and BayLynn Doles; and ten great-grand children. He is also survived by his brother, David (Rita) Doles.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert “Junior” Doles and Donald “Gene” Doles, and by one granddaughter, Andria Joy Doles.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 11 o’clock to 1 o’clock. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM. Rev. Harold Carter will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Gideon’s International or to Sandcreek Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.His family is grateful that God, in His wisdom and grace, provided Al to us as our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Amari Rodgers’ season could be over before it even began.According to TigerIllustrated.com, the Clemson wide receiver has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and is scheduled to have surgery. The report noted Rodgers had to be “carried off the field” after he was injured Monday at practice and an MRI exam later confirmed the extent of the injury.Rodgers seemingly confirmed the setback Tuesday on Twitter, saying he will “be back better than ever” once he’s fully healthy.God gives his toughest soldiers the toughest tasks.. I’ll be back better than ever, believe that💯🙏🏾 https://t.co/eKexryUXn2— Amari Rodgers3️⃣ (@arodgers_3) March 26, 2019Rodgers, a rising junior, ranked second on the team with 55 receptions for 575 yards and four touchdowns for the national champion Tigers in 2018.