TERRE HAUTE —
Irked about some of city’s problems
If Terre Haute is a level above, then I must be stuck in one of the many potholes that landscape the Terre Haute area. Like the one I fell into next to Long John Silver’s at the East Mall entrance a couple of months ago.
The pothole has been fixed, but only after it did $384 damage to the rim of my motorcycle. I’ve lived here most of my life and am still trying to figure out what makes it so special here to call it a level above. This is a college town and there is still nothing to do. No concerts, and no real activities. And what are those neon lights about? And the horse statues? Why do we have to pretend that we’re a big city? Why do we even want to be? Indianapolis has its share of problems. Including crime and traffic problems.
One thing Terre Haute does do well, however, is maintain its public parks. I have been to several countries and in every state but Alaska and they are as nice as any I’ve been to. The only difference that I’ve noticed is that people in other countries don’t litter like we do here. Canada is pristine just about anywhere you go. They take pride in their environment, and I know America in general has issues with littering but Terre Haute seems to be a level above.
I recently spoke to some of the park workers and they told me that it takes two guys all day to pick up the trash out there. And they also stated that the other parks have lots of litter and graffiti problems. That is shameful.
Why can’t we all do our part to keep such a nice place clean? It’s free, people. And why can’t the police divert more attention to the problem. I know they’re busy with meth problems because there is nothing else to do here, but can’t they search a few bags every now and then and get some names and do some prosecutions?
I’ve seen swimming pools, washers and dryers, dead deer carcasses and dead fish and even hot tubs and Christmas trees at the side of the road. Some people don’t even wait to get out of the city limits before unloading their trash.
Maybe if we all pull together to keep our town cleaner we could develop a real sense of community. Then we might deserve to get some activities and really be a level above.
— Levi Wright
Speak up for a fine doctor
I am writing this letter after reading Bob Kirkman’s letter supporting Dr. Henry Davis in a letter to the editor on Sunday, July 15.
I am embarrassed to say it took that letter to stir me to write this one. Dr. Davis has been my rheumatologist for the last 20 years and I have noted many honorable things this man has done over the years I have known him. There have been different times he has helped out less fortunate people with medical expenses and procedures. He is a fine doctor who treated my arthritis aggressively with excellent results.
When I was first diagnosed with RA, I thought I would just have to suffer through it like my mother did, who also had RA. That was not the case. With the treatment I receive from Dr. Davis, I live a very normal, active life with minimal pain. This is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I have ever had the honor to know.
I agree with Mr. Kirkman that Dr. Davis is guilty of caring for his patients, and a few of those patients may have taken advantage of him. The people of the Wabash Valley are very fortunate to have a doctor of this caliber and integrity. Like Mr. Kirkman, I encourage other patients of this doctor to speak up. Let us not lose this fine doctor because of silence.
— Stan Dugger