Support the Wayne County 4-H livestock sale and more

Letters to the editor August 12 to 18

Posted 8/10/21

Support the Wayne County 4-H livestock sale

Hi, my name is Laynee Nugent, and I am a member of the Waymart Horizon’s 4-H Club. I am writing this letter to inform you about this year’s …

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Support the Wayne County 4-H livestock sale and more

Letters to the editor August 12 to 18

Posted

Support the Wayne County 4-H livestock sale

Hi, my name is Laynee Nugent, and I am a member of the Waymart Horizon’s 4-H Club. I am writing this letter to inform you about this year’s Wayne County 4-H livestock sale that will be taking place at the Wayne County Fair. It will be on Saturday, August 14 at 10 a.m. in the arena. This year, the sale committee will be partnering with Lopatofsky Auction for virtual bidding, so that you can bid on animals online and, of course, still in person!

This year I am raising two market lambs to sell. I have been raising sheep since I was nine years old and I enjoy it very much. I spend a lot of time caring for them and making sure they get the proper attention they need. Over time, I have learned many lessons including the breeding process and birthing. I continue to learn lessons from fellow 4-H members and increase my knowledge.

I would appreciate it very much if you would come out and support this year’s livestock sales, especially since last year’s was compromsed due to COVID-19. Not only do I appreciate your support for Wayne County 4-H, but so does every 4-H member. If you have any further questions ,  you can contact the extension office at 570/253-5970, ext. 4110. If you need any buyer registration materials or slaughterhouse/processing info, you can contact that number. I also wanted to let you know that there will be a barbecue for everyone during the sale. Thank you again for your support in the 4-H program and I hope to see you at the auction.

Laynee Nugent
Lake Ariel, PA

Editor's Note: Bidding for this sale is available online by clicking here

Beautiful but dangerous river

I live near the beautiful, still-natural Delaware River. It’s truly lovely to look at and fun to float down, in a rubber raft. In the warm weather lots of people do that; I’ve done it myself.

It’s a great trip—a perfect summer excursion. But the beautiful river can be deceptive; the undercurrent can be swifter than it appears, and the bottom of the river is notoriously uneven. It’s now the beginning of August and so far this year, five people have drowned in the river.  I believe all of them were young men—they usually are. The one thing they have in common is that none of them were wearing a life jacket when they went under.

Over the years, no one wearing a life jacket that has been properly fitted and worn has drowned in the beautiful Delaware River. There are many signs advising people to wear a life jacket. Unfortunately, some people just cannot comply with that simple direction. We’ll never get these young men back—their lives are over, their families and friends devastated. How horribly sad. All they had to do was follow the simple safety rule and wear a life jacket. Really, really sad.

Joan Rosenfelt
Pond Eddy, NY.

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