Kids with disabilities not getting help
There are thousands of children in West Virginia who have some sort of disability.
In the past, the state has given them help through different programs so they can live a better life in the future.
But lately the state has cut out several programs to save money and cut down on education of these little ones.
These precious children have been given a disadvantage from birth. Some have no sight, some cannot talk, some have Down syndrome and many other disorders.
I have a granddaughter who was getting one-on-one training for the past two years. This year the state stopped that program and replaced it with a half-hour-a-week speech therapist.
So far, all the teacher has done is let her play with toys for the half-hour, and now it's time for school to start, so that program is over.
The children have lost what little training they were getting, but the state has gained the money it saved at the expense of the children.
Doesn't that make you proud of our state government? May God have mercy on these little ones and on the ones who have taken away their chance for a better life.
Student requests info from W.Va. residents
I'm writing from Rhode Island, the smallest state in New England. I am a seventh-grade student at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket, R.I. In my geography class we are going to be working on a project that requires an oral, written and poster project on a U.S. state. I chose to do my report on West Virginia. Could you please publish this letter in your paper so that your readers could help me with this project? Our class was told that information from the actual state is better than the information from books. If your readers could send some information, pictures or tourist information, it would help me so much with my project. Thank you.
Mr. Gilmore's period 3 class
c/o Goff Junior High School
974 Newport Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861