This is in response to the recent article on the Sawmill whistle. In the article, Anna Mae Deming called the people who put the petition together to lower the volume and have it blow one time a day, "whiners and no-gooders."
I would like to propose a solution to the Sawmill whistle debate. I propose the whistle be blown at 7 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., and 3 a.m. If this were done, then all the "non-whiners and do-gooders" would realize what people who work graveyard shifts ("whiners and no-gooders") go through.
It should be noted that many people who work graveyard shifts are healthcare (hospital, nursing homes, etc.) and public service (police, paramedics, etc.) workers. Do we really want people in these professions that live in the vicinity of the whistle possibly making sleep-deprived decisions?
Dave Mota, Payson