SHORT TAKES: Today we remember Veterans Day


By Daily News • Last Updated 10:38 am on Monday, November 11, 2013

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day in which we pause to recognize our fellow citizens who have served in our armed forces and who have sacrificed part of their lives — in too many instances, life itself — to make life for the rest of us more secure.

Be sure to recognize a veteran today and let them know how much their service to our country is appreciated.

 

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It’s getting dark much earlier these days, also colder. The holidays will soon be upon us, and that season brings with it feasting and families and gifts and celebrations. It’s also a great time to find a way to help folks who could use a hand.

Far too many local people are living without food, shelter and warm clothing. As a result, our area food pantries, churches and shelters are hard pressed to handle the needs.

Help them if you can.

 

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The Daily News had a story this week about the settlement between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township and their shared responsibilities in the Baldwin Lake sewer issue.

Coincidentally, Sandy Main’s “Once Upon a Daily” column in today’s Daily News Extra includes an item from 75 years ago about the purchase of a new Eureka Township fire truck. The price of the truck was “not to exceed $1,200” and the truck would be housed in the Greenville Fire Barn. In exchange for the housing, Greenville would get to use the truck as an auxiliary vehicle.

Now that was township-city collaboration back in the day.

 

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Mark your calendar for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. That’s the evening of the 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops Concert. Tickets go on sale starting today at The Daily News office in downtown Greenville.

It’s not only a terrific way to launch the Christmas season, but also a way to help support the Education Foundation of Greenville, which benefits from the ticket sales proceeds.

 

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The Flat River Community Library is holding its Fall Used Book Sale (cookies too) this Friday and Saturday  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to thousands of books, there will be Christmas and holiday items and a silent auction. Note that donations of books are still being accepted.

 

Editorial opinions are the consensus of The Daily News editorial board.

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