Marcia Stotz

Letters to the Editor — February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Reader thanks Craig James Dear Editor, I would like to thank Mr. Craig James for casting some light onto the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is nice to know when the public is being manipulated. It’s disconcerting to hear that a world-renowned and respected authority on climate change admits to publishing claims “purely to put political pressure on world leaders.” With all of the speculation today about global warming and climate change, it would be nice to find a reliable and even honest source for factual, creditable and scientifically supported information, free from political slant and ulterior motives. Due to recent misleading statements and invalid claims, the IPCC clearly does not fit the bill. Molly Mueller, Rockford resident Resident laments Community Education cuts Dear Editor, The intent of this letter is neither to criticize nor condone the recent actions (December) taken by the Rockford Board of Education and Superintendent Shibler regarding budget cuts. Their main focus is to preserve programs for school children with little or no disruption to classrooms. What a lot of Rockford residents don’t realize is the huge loss seniors will feel in the job cut of Marcia Stotz, coordinator for the group Rockford Seniors Unlimited. This is a woman who loved her job and reached out to seniors in Rockford plus many nearby surrounding communities including Grand Rapids. She acted as counselor, teacher, advisor helping those in need of these services. Through Marcia and her work, seniors could socialize with well-planned day trips, luncheons, bingo and other activities. Longer trips created new friendships and continued learning. Without someone like the beloved Marcia organizing these activities, many seniors will be left out of important aspects of their lives they have come to expect and rely on. I can’t say enough about the Rockford Seniors Unlimited Program. Seniors in this community will be losing a loyal, trusting friend in Marcia. She was someone many seniors could count on for motivation in healthy, happy living. She will be sorely missed in her capacity as coordinator. Hopefully the state legislature will restore some education funding so all Rockford school employees can retain their jobs. Is there hope in the new year? A concerned citizen and voter, Eileen Behnke, Rockford resident Story recalls […]

Letters to the Editor — January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Seniors thank Stotz for service Dear Editor, A big “thank you” to our dear long time director of Senior Citizens Unlimited Marcia Stotz Peterson. Marcia, you have loved us and guided us through and in many happy “fun times.” Also you have helped us “hang in there” in sickness, loss and through whatever, whenever during office hours or at home. You were always making each one of us feel special and loved! We know you will find some place to serve and love people. That’s you, Marcia, your gift we know. No one can really take your place, but we will give our support to the changes (that the economy seems to be calling for), as you would have us do. Come and enjoy us anytime. Love and prayers on behalf of the Seniors Unlimited Board and our whole group of seniors that you have loved and planned and worked for. Lois I. Ives senior board member and friend