Reader letters, Jan. 3

Jan 03, 2014

Help boost youth sports

To the editor:

We, at the Haywood Mountaineers Youth Football and Cheerleading League, would like to invite the community to be involved in the implementation of many positive changes for the coming season.

The current board members have enhanced our position and commitment to make the organization more parent and child friendly.

Our goal is to provide a positive influence in the lives of our children.

We’ll also strive to provide a safe and productive environment that enables children to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We’re dedicated to the principles of rewarding participants for their hard work and efforts on the field.

Our progress depends entirely upon volunteers to serve as board members and fill other positions in our organization.

To successfully achieve our mission, we must have quality people who are willing to dedicate the time and knowledge required.

These people should enjoy helping the children of our area learn and grow their skills so that they’ll be prepared to be competitive when entering school sports.

We’re currently looking to fill vacant executive committee and head coaching positions. The current board members will begin to meet with those interested in executive committee positions by mid January, with the intent to fill those positions as soon as possible.

Head coaching positions will be filled and posted to our website upon filling the open board positions. Please do not assume that we know you’re interested. Please contact us to ensure your name is on our list for consideration.

If you’re interested in being considered for one of the executive committee or head coaching positions or for additional information, please contact one of our current board members.

Our contact information can be found on our website: or you may call me at 828-331-0449

Richie Davis

Vice President

Haywood Mountaineers Youth Football & Cheerleading League


Care was great

To the editor;

Early on Monday morning, Dec. 16, a family member that I have guardianship of and resides at Pigeon Valley Residential Home, was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  I met them at the ER.

From the time we arrived there until she was moved to the fifth floor, she was treated with professionalism and caring treatment.  After being moved to 5-West, where we were for 12 days, she was treated with the best of care by everyone who was assigned to her care.  They were not only professional, but loving and caring in everyway.  She could not have had better care anywhere.  Her surgeon, Dr. Allison Johnson, was outstanding, and all those who helped her were caring and dedicated to Nancy’s recovery.  We are so fortunate to have this surgeon here.

I said I spent 12 days of Christmas at MedWest, and kept looking for the partridge in the pear tree;  but if I had to be in this situation, I could not have been with better people, dedicated to their patients, and giving excellent care with a smile on their faces.  We are fortunate to have competent, caring, dedicated staff taking care of our folks at this hospital, and they deserve our thanks and praise.

Juanita Dixon