The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor for 5/25/14

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The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Writers are limited to one published letter every 30 days. Send letters to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Athens Utilities deserves our thanks

Dear Editor:

I want to thank Athens Utilities for the hard work they did to restore all light back to Athens customers after the tornado.


Josephine Washington


Spina Bifida event best ever

Dear Editor:

I thank all the individuals, families, friends and businesses and the Highway 31 Athens branch of Family Security Credit Union for being a corporate sponsor and their team, Bowling For Us.

This is the best year ever for our Spina Bifida Bowl-a-Thon in Madison on April 26.

Without each one of you it would not be possible. I thank you for all you have done.


Kathy Long


Veterans security help appreciated

Dear Editor:

I wish to thank all the VVA members who supported the AMVETS Post 21 in their security requirement for the “Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance” while on display May 8-10 at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives.

It’s veterans like these that continually dedicate their time for a worthily cause even after they have completed their respective service obligations.


Larry Stark, commander

Department of Alabama AMVETS

Thankful for Dr. Sahu

Dear Editor:

April 26, 2014, was a perfect spring day in Athens. There was a car show downtown, children were playing in every community, and people were planting gardens. While at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park, there was something very special going on as well. A Patient Appreciation Day.

Dr. B.C. Sahu provided food for over 200 people. The food served included catfish, burgers, and fresh fruit of all kinds, salads, chips, and drinks. Everything was very good. He also had free blood tests and other health screening checks available at the park.

Dr. B.C. Sahu was giving back to those people of the community that he has served over the years, in some cases with lifesaving medical intervention. I have been a patient of his for about 30 years. I have had to call him at 3 in the morning with emergency kidney stones and he would meet me at the hospital and care for me. He was my father's doctor. He is my wife's doctor, my father-in-law's doctor, and many other family members and friends. He is the only doctor that I know of who has given back to those that he has served and cared for in such a giving way.

Athens should be very thankful for such a caring physician as Dr. B.C. Sahu.


David C. Malone


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