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February 24, 2013

Sports Editor Don McCormack's Mailbag: The Mailbag makes its return

(Continued)

Ray Lillie

(via Facebook)




Ray, Linette deserves kind words from each and every one of us, no doubt. — DM



Don,

When the Jefferson Youth Football League received an AED from the Ken Heart Foundation last summer, I volunteered at one of their bingo events in Ashtabula.

What a great organization and a great group of people promoting a great cause!

Stephanie Kaiser Hamski

(via Facebook)




Stefanie, I couldn’t agree more. — DM



Don,

And things like THIS are the reason you should keep on writing.

David Negin

(via Facebook)




Thanks so much, David. — DM

Don,

All I can say is “wow.”

Definitely scares you because you never know. Thank you to her for doing what she has to help others.

Rusty Webker

(via Facebook)




Rusty, food for thought, indeed. — DM



Don,

Funny thing is... I mistakenly leaned against that box on that wall on the very same night. My thoughts went back to the boy, as well. He is the reason the box hangs in that gym and why all of our children are safer.

Her mission still touches us all.

Danielle Smock

(via Facebook)




Danielle, this just shows how successful Linette’s tireless efforts have been. — DM



Don,

It is good to know that the mother in this story did not crawl in a hole after her son perished. She has shown true grit and courage to leave a lasting legacy of her son’s tragic ending. Her son must be awfully proud of her right now.

Tom Eden

Boulder,  Colo.




Welcome back



Hey, Don,

It is great to have you back in the Beacon. We missed your sports take, but more, your human take on events.

Hope all is well.

 

Jim and Cindy Steward



Jim and Cindy, I appreciate the sentiments very much. — DM



Unwanted return



Don,

I had hoped you had retired or had been fired.

But I see your still there at the Beacon.

Waiting for your next reference about your mother.

Your a tool.

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