It saddens my heart to open the paper and find the Faith Section of the paper has been replaced with the Weekly Horoscope section or as I call it horror-scope. The Faith Section of the paper was an opportunity for Pastors of the community to bring words of encouragement and hope to those in our community. To many it was the place where people could see God is at work within our own community. To others it was the only uplifting word they had all week.
The Kuna Melba News has always been a newspaper to this surrounding area. If I wanted to read the horoscope I can pick up one of several other papers available to me to find this information. I understand as the editor of the paper your goal is to see increased circulation. It only makes sense to me that the more community involvement you have in publishing of the paper the more successful it would be. I do appreciate the improvements we have seen in the last couple of years in the quality of the paper and look forward to this paper being here for years to come. Please consider going back and reinstating the Faith section.
Pastor Rodney LaFee
Greenhurst Bible Church
The most recent faith section in KMN lasted less than a year and was a dedicated section during the period of time that the newspaper changed ownership, the 2011-2012 time frame. It has been told to me that the primary reason for the elimination of that section was a lack of submissions from area pastors, preachers, and theologically oriented readers. There is nothing I would like to re-establish a faith section in KMN but it relies upon submissions. If we have enough submissions, week-to-week, then I think we could make it happen again in these pages. In the meantime, I encourage both letters to the editor and guest editorials. If you have something to say, whatever topic, please do. As far as the horoscope, while it is purely for entertainment purposes, we are proud that you will not find Illa Drake in any other publication. She writes the column solely for Kuna Melba News.
On Saturday, April 13, approximately twenty scouts from troop 114 aerated lawns around Kuna for seven hours to raise money for our 2013 scout camp and high adventure activities. There were three teams comprised of five to six boys, in addition to two to three adult scout leaders that were present in each group. Each team aerated fifteen to twenty lawns, raising over $2,000 to offset the cost of scout camp and our high adventure mountain biking trip that will both take place in July.
Prior to aerating the lawns, members of our troop spent several evenings passing out fliers and calling community members and neighbors to ask for donations or to schedule lawn aeration.
On behalf of the troop, I would like to thank the community of Kuna for supporting us and donating money for our troop needs.
I hope we can continue to provide this service to the community in the future.
Grant Christensen, Age 14