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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:01AM

Nu-Hope says thanks for clay shoot support

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Opposes sterile carp in Lake June

Dear Editor:

I attended the meeting held by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Tuesday (Nov. 5) at the Elks Lodge to discuss use of triploid grass carp in Lake June-In-inter to control the pondweed.

Everyone should look at the lakes where grass carp was already put in. Just take a ride around Lake Jackson. Grass carp doesn’t like Illinois pondweed.

The grass carp will cause the fish to die. I sat there for three hours in the meeting and I feel like I wasted my time. There was a question asked if 100 property owners did not want the grass carp to be put in the lake would they still be put in and the answer was yes. I feel like their mind was already made up.

I’m a canal property owner and I don’t want grass carp in Lake June-in-Winter. I think the lake is for all lake users: boaters, skiers and fishermen.

Al Courtney

Nu-Hope says thanks for clay shoot support

Dear Editor:

Last month, Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, Inc. hosted its second annual Clay Shoot. We wish to thank the sponsors, volunteers, and shooters who made this a successful event. We also want to thank the Lake Placid Journal for their support and coverage.

Our next fundraising event will be a Turkey Shoot on Nov. 16 at Boom Boom’s Guns and Ammo.

Since 1975, Nu-Hope has provided vital services to seniors and their caregivers. Comprehensive services including case management, personal care, homemaking, and nutritional programs (home delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education, and counseling) delay or prevent nursing home placement and enable seniors to remain independent in our community. Additionally, Nu-Hope provides services which positively contribute to the lives of caregivers by providing in-home respite. These services are provided either without cost or at a low, sliding scale rate.

While many of our programs receive grant funding, the grants do not fully cover the cost of providing services. Annually, Nu-Hope must raise over $250,000 as “local match” for many grants to maintain services at current levels. Nu-Hope could not do this without the support of our community. We accomplish this through community donations, proceeds from our two thrift stores, and agency fundraisers.

Our sincere gratitude to the community members of Highlands County. We realize we could not provide such critically needed services to seniors and their caregivers without your support.

Ingra Gardner, MA

Executive Director,

Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, Inc.

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