2/15 Letters to the editor

County residents stranded after 2 a.m.
I noticed the ad in Sunday’s newspaper about Doug Bowman running for sheriff.

I am very interested to know what Bowman or anyone else running for the position is going to do to change the Sheriff’s Department.

We have recently had two robberies at our business in town, then someone came directly onto our front porch to steal equipment.

We live three miles out of town in the county. Our dog scared them and my husband chased them through town to get the license number.

When he dialed 911, he was told there were no deputies on duty that night so he would have to contact the State Police.

We contacted a State Police officer who was extremely helpful. He did find the car, but since the people there had none of our belongings, there was nothing that could be done.

I called the Sheriff’s Department the next night to ask them to keep a close eye on our house only to be told there were no deputies on duty after 2 a.m.

I am not sure who to blame for this situation as I have just become aware of it, but it is extremely disturbing to think that if any of us in the county have a problem and dial 911 after 2 a.m. we are out of luck.

I would really like to know who is going to make some changes and what those changes are going to be.

Sarah Benard

‘Brokeback’ insult to all cowboys
This “Brokeback Mountain” movie is an insult to all cowboys. I know. I’ve been around cowboys for 55 years. I was married to one for 53 years, nine months and nine days.

I have never heard about or seen a gay cowboy.

Cowboys have wives or a girl of the night, but as far as I know, there are no gay cowboys.

I love Western movies, which we see little of anymore. But I will not see “Brokeback Mountain.”

What would my dead husband and John Wayne say about this movie?

I know: “Shame on Hollywood for even spending the money to make this movie.”

Come on, Hollywood. Make a good cowboy movie that kids and all can see and understand.

Pearl Williams