Editor's note: I just ran
across these from last May. Thought they should be featured. The comment
from Randy McColley was a response to another
Letter to the Editor
of the Mille Lacs
Messenger. His wife's comments came via personal e-mail.
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Article comment by:
alright with nexus staying as long as they don't build next to them. I live
in town and have never had an incident with any of the boys. I also have 3
young girls and if people are worried about their kids then all i can say is
(Note: this is as she wrote it, spelling errors and all
I am Randy's wife, Carmen. I have read his email and I
have to say that I am very disappointed and offended. Most of the
comments towards the Academy and the residents that are there, are
unfounded and rediculous. Not only am I a resident of Onamia, I am a
Para at the Academy school, A 2 year counselor at the Academy, a wife
and a mother of (3) three daughters! I hear all the cries and concerns,
and I have to say that you are extremely Misinformed! Your worried
about your family, children, wifes, daycares.........ect
The Academy boys are extremely supervised.... I'd be
worried more about the juveniles in Onamia that are troubled... those
that are capable of drive by shootings...... capable of robbing our
local stores.... capable of those juvenile crimes. Stealing your
vechicle?? So, any teen, man, woman could do that! We are your true
worries? I had 2 vechicles substain damage, due to someone stealing a
car and missed a curve and ran that car into my other car. Both vechicles costly damaged, and it was not from a MLA resident. Those that
walk our streets and you don't know exactly what they are capable.
Aids????? We don't know who has it and doesn't, that's why we have to
assume that everyone has it and take precautions. You are just labeling
those kids. One kid that happened to be associated w/ us..... You have
to keep in mind that it was consenual .... It's her fault as
much as his. Apparently her family didn't inform her on how to
protect herself. As that is a parents job. For being in the
school setting, your job is to find the facts and quite spreading the
terror. You are contributing to the unnecessary fear in this town.
Your facts about the run away kid is not all facts. Have you given
that any thought?
As to the comment of the mayor, remember we as a city
elected him, although i didn't vote for him.
Lets not make mountains out of molehills.....Exactly what
is happening in this community.