Our Readers Speak

A parade of thanks

to all who participated

EDITOR:

On behalf of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee, I want to thank The Daily Courier, reporter Doug Cook and photographer Nathaniel Kastelic for the excellent coverage of our 24th annual Christ-mas Parade, "A Frontier Christmas." The storyabout our Grand Marshals,the Roughriders, was excellent, and we really appreciated the information on other local historical groups.

We thank all of the par-ade entries/groups and the 10 incredible bands for being part of this special event. A special thanks to APS, Embry-Riddle AeronauticalUniversity and Yavapai Re-gional Medical Center for their continued support. And we would have no pa-rade without the 30 volunteers who work so hard on parade day.

It is wonderful to be part of this special community.

Beverly Williams

Prescott

Thanks to P&Z clerk

who saved father's life

EDITOR:

George Wiant is my fa-ther. I have thanked Planning & Zoning Commission Clerk Kathy Dudek every chance I have had to speak with her for saving my father's life.

He is stubborn and sometimes you just have to tell him this is what is going to happen and you are just going to have to deal with it! Thank goodness she was there and took charge. My family is so blessed that she was there for Dad. Thank you, Kathy. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Katy Mosser

Prescott

Way to go, post office:Package arrives swiftly

EDITOR:

I know you get many letters about how bad the post office is. I mailed a good size package Friday, Dec. 8, to Macungie, Penn. On Sunday, Dec. 10, my friend called in the afternoon to say she had received it. I asked her if it was Sunday she said "yes." I know they are delivering packages. Way to go, post office! I sent it from the Dewey branch.

Jean Holleran

Dewey

'Nothing but praise' for local postal employees

EDITOR:

I have home mail delivery, and I use the Miller Valley Post Office and the USPS Web site. I have nothing but praise for all three.

My mailman is hardworking, courteous and professional as are the employees at the Miller Valley Post Office branch. The Miller Valley employees are on their feet all day long and certainly deserve breaks and lunches. The complaints make it sound as if the employees should announce their intent to the customers and ask permission to leave their prospective counters whether it is to take a lunch break or go behind the "mysterious" door to complete customers' transactions.

All of the work does not take place at the front counter as people might think.

The front counter postal employees don't make new policies, such as eliminating the number system. They are the ones who take the brunt of the criticism. I might add that I was not in favor of eliminating the "take a number" system when it first started. However, when I have been in the post office, it doesn't seem to have the adverse effect I thought it would. Customers seem courteous and hold the place in line for those who have a need to sit down while waiting.

I believe 39 cents for a stamp is still a bargain to send a letter across the country in a few days. Yes, they make errors, but I believe the success rate is far greater than the failure rate given the volume of mail today.

Finally, aren't we lucky to live in a country where we have the luxury of expressing our views about the Postal Service and other subjects? To put the issue in perspective, we are truly fortunate if that's all we have to complain about.

Judy Miller

Prescott

Police officer was kind, caring during ordeal

EDITOR:

Even though, as stated in your Dec. 12 editorial, our police officers are low paid and face danger, abuse from the public and other risks, they are there for us.

Recently I saw a deer was hit and injured by a car on Haisley Road.

In response to my frantic 911 call, Prescott Police officer Art Siegle arrived and after getting permission, put the suffering animal out of its pain.

Throughout this ordeal, he was everything kind and caring. He was my special hero that day.

Thank you again, Officer Siegle.

Carol Ann Kearns

Prescott