Letters to the Editor for Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dear Editor,

On the morning of Jan.8, my family and I were in route to the Pensacola Airport to head to Arizona for the National Championship football game. Little did we know that when we were in downtown Atmore, a giant buck would leap into the front end of my vehicle. Seconds later, my vehicle’s power steering began to lock up and many warning lights appeared on the panel. My husband was able to coast into a nearby parking lot. Stunned, I happened to remember seeing a Ford dealership billboard when we got in to town. I immediately googled it and called the number. A very nice lady answered, and I asked her if they had rental cars and explained my situation. She told me they did not but to hold on. A man picked up and asked me exactly where we were and he said he would be there in a minute. He arrived within minutes. Our luggage and us were loaded into his personal vehicle and taken back to the dealership. Not only did he arrange for strangers to be taken to the airport, but also oversaw our vehicle in our absence. We arrived to the airport within minutes of the time our plane was to leave only to find out it had been delayed anyway! Point of story, in a world that seems to be filled with a lot of bad today, it is sure comforting to know there are still good people out there that are willing to help others when he sure didn’t have to! It would have been pretty easy for him to have told the lady who answered the phone to tell me that they didn’t do rentals and let that be the end of it but we are sure glad that he didn’t! Thanks to Ben Odom for being the caring person whom he is! If we are ever shopping for a Ford, there is no doubt in mind who we will do business with! They care about people, (even those they don’t know).


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Cindi Breckenridge

Linden, Ala.

Dear Editor,

The Concerned Citizens of Atmore’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is proud to continue our work honoring Dr. King’s Holiday.

The activities surrounding this celebration continue to be an important educational and community building event here in Atmore. The Concerned Citizens of Atmore did not and could not have sponsored this event alone.

We would like to thank everyone that put aside their daily duties and joined in with us to celebrate the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community appreciate the Churches, businesses, managers, owners, community leaders and individuals, parade participants, David’s Catfish, United Bank, First National Bank and Trust, Pepsi Cola, Johnson Ford, Christian Memorial Funeral Home, Atmore Community Hospital Administration and Cafeteria staff. Central Farm Supply, American Red Cross, Pamela Moser-Farmers Ins., Atmore Advance, Atmore News, Monroe Journal, Brewton Standard, Tri-City Ledger, 109.5 WBZR, Bernard Bryant, Dr. Rev. H.K. Matthews, Professor William Grissett, Atmore Community Fellowship Choir, Destiny Worship Center, Xavier Leslie, Shameka Leslie and Willie Pearl Leslie, City of Atmore, Mayor Jim Staff, Councilman Chris Walker, Pastor Humphrey Shuford, Apostle Jimmie Wilson, Joseph Hilliard Dr. Bernard Bishop, Pastor Gene King, Minister Quentin Frye, Pastor Kelvin Williams, Pastor Ted Bridges, Pastor Glenn Weber and Judge Dave Jordan.

Sandra Gray