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God's work found in community news



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March 09, 2011 - Dear Editor,

I read the Feb. 23 edition of The Clarkston News with some dismay.

Backroom dealing in attempting to fill the township clerk's position was bad enough, but to also read a story about embezzling from PTA funds ("Funds repaid," page 2A) made me feel like I was reading the "Big City News."

The only thing I'll say about the clerk's debacle, and other local political issues, is that Independence Township voters are responsible for making themselves aware of the candidates' positions and histories and vote accordingly in our next election cycle, as some of our local leaders have not made themselves so responsible.

But on the embezzling issue, I noted the name "Hubble" at the end of the story. I was puzzled because I did not recall having seen it earlier. I reread, still could not find an earlier reference and concluded it was an error. I figured we'd see some correction in the next issue.

I do not know Mary Hubble or anyone in her family and I certainly cannot speak to what pain, embarrassment, consternation, etc, this error may have caused, but as I read the correction article ("Setting the record straight on Hubble," page 2A, March 2), the thing that struck me was that many people who do not know Mary now know there is a very kind, caring and giving person in our community willing to do God's work—and by that, God gets the glory.

Romans 8:28 tells us:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Certainly it is not good that Mary Hubble was inadvertently tied to embezzlement, and it is entirely appropriate that Phil Custudio apologized and corrected the error in print.

Perhaps Mary Hubble and her famiy have endured some distress, but from my perspective, this is one small example that shows God knows what He's doing.

Robert Krouse

Independence Township

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