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Caring neighbors

July 15, 2011
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

Last Friday, July 1, was a horrible day for the community of Marshall, from the destruction of many trees and damage to many homes.

I work at a local group home at the corner of Hill Street and Central. After coming out of the basement where I gathered my four consumers I take care of, I went out to survey the damage to our home.

We had some small trees down in the back yard but nothing major.

Across the street though, a large pine tree had fallen on the home of Mark Mather, our local sheriff. He had friends and family members there already cutting the tree up, as he and his family were at his 30-year class reunion. They worked late into the evening cutting that tree and hauling the debris out to the compost site. The next morning the main tree log was sitting on the curb waiting to be picked up.

What a great example of friendship from neighbors. I'm sure that this was happening all over Marshall and surrounding communities.

A great thank you to all in the community that gave of their time and energy doing the job that had to be done. I arrived at my home, and found that I had a tree fall on the street in front of our home, that had also been cut up and put off the street into the alley way by our duplex I live in.

Again thank you to all involved in your wonderful example of kindness.

Michael Long




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