The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Community Spirit In Action

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

December 10, 2008

It seems when economic crises hits, people give more. It doesn't seem the way it should be, if money is tight, but people who feel the crunch of hard times, just knows what it means to be in need and it spurs them on to give, or help others even more.

After the Harold Shrum family lost their entire belongings and their home in a fire Friday in Media, it seems an outpouring of support is coming from everywhere.

And to see so many firemen volunteering on a cold and icy day as Friday was, is very heart-warming, and they seem to be loving helping out, even in the freezing cold weather.

You are our "heroes" and I hope you know how much you mean to our communities. You give up so much of your time to take care of our community in time of crisis.

Here we are, feeling the financial crunch and still finding so many giving people in our midst.

Then we find our Illinois State Governor has been accused of trying to sell our Illinois U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

I can't imagine how he can remain as our Governor. Many are asking him to resign for the sake of the people. I hope he quickly vacates the spot, but some are afraid if he does, he will then appoint himself to the U.S. Senate seat. Illinois is surely an economic disaster and we certainly don't want him contaminating the U.S. Senate.

The good news is, maybe we will finally get some leadership back in our state who can finally take care of our major Highway U.S. 34.

Meanwhile, thank God for each one who serves in our communities. You're a treasure.