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To the editor:
On April 1, the McEntire Roofing building, which
housed Legends Billiards Bar, was severely damaged as a result from
a truck explosion within the building. Thankfully, the McEntire
employees and the Legends patrons were able to flee the building
unharmed. Although, do not be fooled by the looks of a structure
after a fire. Some have said, "It could have been worse." In the
particular circumstances surrounding Legends Billiards Bar at this
point in time, it could only have been worse if someone had been
injured. As we are learning, smoke damage can be very devastating in
itself. Besides having structural damage, the premises and its
inventory are contaminated. As we all know, there is never a good
time for a fire, but in our current situation, this was an
especially bad time. Timing is of the essence.
However, we wish to express our gratitude to all three fire
departments for their efforts in controlling the fire. We would like
to thank the firemen for their sensitivity and understanding as they
allowed us to stay "just close enough" as they worked around us.
[to top of second column in this letter]
We wish to thank Julie Landers, Scott Schriber and Tyler Kelsey
from Area Disposal for going out of their way to service us. We wish
to express our gratitude to four local establishments for coming
forth and offering the use of their pool tables in order for the BCA
pool teams to finish their spring session before the national
tournament in Las Vegas in May: Mirm's in Atlanta, Mr. Lucky'ss, the
VFW and the Glass House Tavern, with special thanks to Mirm's and
We would like to thank all the family, friends and loyal patrons
of Legends Billiards Bar who have stepped up in our time of loss,
confusion, frustration and emptiness to offer your words of
encouragement and hope. We wish to especially thank the following
people, not only for all they said, but for all they did in
the way of physical assistance: Chris Graue, Clinton Amusements,
David and Amber Brainard, Dustin Tibbs, Josh DeClerck, Ed and Jamie
Swinford, Scott York, Scott Buffington, Brent Bunner, Laura Routson,
and Donna Hutchison. Your kindness and consideration will not be
Gus and Nancy Otto, Dave Bixler and Steve Boch
April 18, 2009]
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