Letter from the Editor

Charlotte Guedry

Recently, hurricanes ripped through Missouri, leaving devastation in their wake.

The GateHouse Media Group, who own the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, lost a paper, our sister paper, in the town of Joplin.

The building was leveled, and employees lost their livelihoods, along with, in some instances, their homes.

We, at the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, would like to send our deepest sympathy to those in Joplin, and to all in this country who have suffered from the harsh weather conditions that America has been forced to endure this year.

We are so often shown images on national television of devastation that seems to be worlds away.

Foreign lands are debilitated by tsunami’s, earthquakes, monsoons, tornados, hurricanes, and whatever else Mother nature cares to dish out.

Recently, however, the horror of seeing up close damage due to the weather has been more common place closer to home.

Since we in?louisiana suffered our own plight with Hurricane Katrina, we have witnessed more and ore upset from the weather sweep this country.

Almost weekly, more states are claiming their states as members of a club no one wants to belong to, that of the national State of Emergency.

I urge all of you to do what you can to assist our fellow states as they struggle with rebuilding.

We’ve been in that boat, and we all remember how much someone’s compassion and help, although not able to fix everything, was able to allow us all a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

Let’s give what we can, and do what we must.

Charlotte Guedry

on behalf of the Gonzales Weekly Citizen staff