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Readers Say Thanks

Support from friends, family and local businesses much appreciated

My heart was filled to overflowing by the outpouring of love and support by friends, family and local businesses after my cancer recurrence.

The Texan Bar and the Rifle Moose Lodge worked together to provide an “Around the World Cuisine” dinner and silent auction benefit. Many of my friends and family contributed dishes for the dinner and items for the auction as well as the hours spent decorating and gathering donations.

Many local businesses including Choice Liquors, City Market, WingNutz, Big Kids Corner, Midland Arts and many more contributed. I don’t know all of your names because I was in and out of the hospital during that time, but I appreciate and love all of you.

I would also like to thank everyone for the anonymous donations and acts of love.

A special thanks to my friend Glenda Wesley. She worked many hours and contributed lots but was unable to attend because of her own health issues. Many prayers and hopes for her recovery.

Times like this remind me why I choose to live in “Small Town America.”


Donna Weathers


Volunteers help Ross Montessori be what it is

When students see adult volunteers at schools, they see firsthand how members of their community value education and support them.

When a community is very involved in their school volunteering, more people have a better sense of the total educational Montessori model. More involvement results in better understanding, more trust building, and a commitment to even more support. School begins to feel like a thriving community. And, we could literally not offer what we offer without our caring and supportive parents.

I extend a very deep appreciation for our Parent Teacher Organization, classroom and lunch volunteers, and the board of directors. Without the thousands of hours donated with love, we would not be who we are. Funded at 80 cents on the dollar, charter schools, statewide, count on parents to help with a lot of different tasks that would, in a conventional public school, be staffed with employees. On behalf of the Ross Montessori public charter school staff and myself, thank you, gracias, merci, dekuji, tack, and xiexie.

As Dr. Maria Montessori said, “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”


Sonya Hemmen

head of school

Ross Montessori

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