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Cemetery was misrepresented

July 8, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

I am writing in regards to a letter published July 1 entitled, "Union Cemetery questions raised." I feel the management and staff of the cemetery were misrepresented.

As a former employee of Union Cemetery, I am well aware of the extensive land needed to be maintained. Imagine how long it would take to trim around every stone, while preparing several graves a week. On top of a heavy workload, the responsibility is put on a staff of five people. Like many other local entities, the economy has also been rough on the cemetery.

This group of fun-loving employees has an abundance of character and a strong work ethic. They take pride in the history of the cemetery and the great reputation to which they contribute. Let's not destroy it.

"Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances." - Wayne Dyer

Charles S. Dickey

Mingo Junction

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