Letters to the Editor

Big shoes to fill

God has called Richard “R.J.” Krause home – our hero, our good friend. I had the opportunity to be Santa Claus for Krause when he was a teacher at Bluff View Grade School. What an icon. He was a true red, white and blue American standing tall like Old Glory, like the Statue of Liberty with the torch held high for all of God’s children.

I will miss him very much.Only his faithful brother, Russell, can carry on R.J.’s legacy. Russell is co-founder of Richard “R.J.” Krause All-Stars. As I cry, I will miss him very much.

We will plant two rose bushes in our James Michael Qualls Memorial Gardens and do a memorial food giveaway in R.J. Krause’s memory.

Tom Qualls Sr.

Washington Park

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