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Letter: Good friends and neighbors

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 1:46 p.m. CST

Good friends

and neighbors

To the Editor:

I wanted to write a thank you note to my neighbors in the 3300 block of Vernon Avenue in Brookfield. I fell while on a walk on Sept. 9, and my neighbors were so helpful. Several people came over with a First Aid kit, water and a cold compress. They all made sure I was OK.

I am grateful to have such nice neighbors in Brookfield.

Mary Stucker

Brookfield

Praising students from Morton for good work

To the Editor:

Going through the Life paper today, I saw a great article on the wonderful thing you young folks did to help out the people in need in Forest View, IL after the terrible flooding they had there a few months back. So many of them lost everything they had. You young folks are a credit to your selves, your families and your friends. You’re very special and I truly hope that all the young people follow in your footsteps.

Bless you,

Dick Wysocke

Stickney/LaPorte, Ind.

Obama worthy of Nobel Peace Prize

To the Editor:

I’m writing in response to a “Sound Off” comment that President Barack Obama received “the Nobel Peace Prize just for getting elected.”

According to the official website of the Nobel Peace Prize, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Barack Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

The committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting.

Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened. Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.

His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman.

The committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.” (Oslo, Oct. 9, 2009)

CJ Truesdale,

Wheaton

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