The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.


by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

April 14, 2010

"No pain - no gain," we've been taught. And that is true in many circumstances including the recent start of a productive and active police department in Stronghurst.

We adults who are in the driving world in Stronghurst, are having to slow down and learn that the speed limits in town are really, 20 mph.

Although it may hurt us a little to take a little longer, we are making it safer for our children and our citizens, and we may even notice things around us a little more.

Thanks Mayor Eric Chockley and Village board members for moving forward in a serious effort to make Stronghurst a great place to live. Starting a new endeavor for the betterment of our community may be a little painful, but as you look at your goals, the gain may be worth it.

With West Central's Senior Prom coming up, and it is nice to know someone is watching over young drivers and cautioning them to be careful.

The "no pain - no gain" phrase can also be applied to raising our children and our youth. It is a loving act to say "no" and to set limitations, but why is it some parents find it so difficult when we know it will ultimately mold our children into better citizens as well as keep them in a safer envirornment.

Adults and children are a lot alike. We want our way, but sometimes what is good for us in the long run, is a little policing along the way. It could help us avoid an accident we would regret for the rest of our lives.

Say "no" to texting, and talking on cell phones while driving. And remind those students going to the Prom, to enjoy the evening, but use control, and a level head, and keep it a memory they can cherish, not regret.