I would like to publicly thank Gene Austin Snow, or Mr. Snow as the kids call him for the service he has provided to our school Cottonwood Elementary. Mr. Snow has been a recess monitor on the playground for many years. It does not matter if it is rain or shine, snow or sleet Mr. Snow is always there to keep an eye out for our kids. In this day and age it is a great comfort to know that another pair of eyes is on the lookout and that there is another pair of helping hands ready and willing to help the kids whenever called upon. It seems like Gene always has a kind word or a piece of candy ready when the occasion calls and I know that many of our kids have been helped by him. Due to some very unfortunate circumstances precipitated by certain individuals the district has decided Mr. Snow will no longer be needed. Considering the pittance Mr. Snow received for his exemplary service I find it hard to believe the district cannot continue to support his position.