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by | April 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm

CCHS PSTO reacts to letters to editor
Dear Editor:
At the March 27 regular monthly meeting of the Colleton County High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (CCHS PTSO), discussions were held concerning “Letters to the Editor” in The Press and Standard dated March 5 and March 12, 2017. These letters printed the writer’s name and designation “CCHS PTSO” and “Vice President of the CCHS PTSO,” respectively. After discussion, the following was adopted by those present representing the CCHS PTSO:
“No person has the right to represent the Colleton County High School PTSO in any form of media without the approval by vote in a public meeting or an emergency board meeting. This includes unauthorized identification with the group or unauthorized use of one’s credentials. While the members of the CCHS PTSO may not all agree or disagree on every topic, we do wish to speak for the organization with a common voice.”
Thank you for allowing us to clarify this misunderstanding.

Richard Mellott, President
Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)
Colleton County High School (CCHS)
Students contribute to Smoke in Boro success
Dear Editor:
The recent success of the Smoke in the ‘Boro barbecue contest was partly due to the volunteer efforts of students from our county.
Students from Colleton County High School New Tech and from Colleton County Middle School volunteered over 100 hours. By acting as servers for the cookers, their smiling faces epitomized why our community is the “Front Porch of the Lowcountry!”
Our Boy Scouts also volunteered in facilitating parking.
A special thanks to Catherine Franchette, assistant principal of Northside Elementary, who managed the volunteers and everything to help matters run smoothly.
A community is only as good as its people, and we are fortunate to have these wonderful volunteers.

Wayne Keith
Chairman,
Smoke in the ‘Boro
Walterboro
Manure can be used to generate energy
Dear Editor:
Manure can be used for lots of things to help our republic.  Manure can be used as fuel for our transportation.  Manure can be used as fertilizer for farms.  Manure can be used for electricity at our modern power plants.
It is a very obnoxious smell to gather manure from an animal.  Clemson University was the first college in South Carolina to offer degrees in agriculture, and I was the first University of South Carolina-Columbia student-athlete to take a class at Clemson University before officially enrolling for my freshman year at USC (laughs).
My biological parents owned farm animals when they were growing up and when they got married. These animals not only produce food for people but power for our electronic devices.
The State Department of Corrections could make a contract with farmers who would like inmates to assist in gathering the animal dung for registered companies through the Energy Office to make strength out of it. Our inmates would get served time, community service and be a boost to our state’s economy.
The average cow may produce over 50 pounds of dung a day.  This can create zillions of kilowatts of energy for our citizens.

Jordan Cooper
Summerville

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