Thanks from American Legion
Every October, the Methow Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post 120 purchases and accepts donations from local businesses, and along with donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program, helps support the Christmas Rooms at the Spokane Veteran’s Hospital and Spokane V.A. Medical Center. Many of our local veterans are able to use these two centers.
Auxiliary Post 120 would like to thank the many businesses in helping us send gifts totaling $2,000. A big thank you to: The Outdoorsman, Inside Out Home and Garden, Aspen Grove, Trail’s End Book Store, French Quail, The Courtyard Quail, The White Buck, Timberline Tee-Shirt Shop, Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe, Twisp Do-It Center, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Twisp Daily Business, Poppie Jo Galleria, Ulrich’s Pharmacy, and others who donated.
Susie Gardner, American Legion Auxiliary 120
Be an exporter
To your admonition to “keep it in the valley” (Nov. 19), I would add: and “take some with you when you travel.” Example: For a small, rural place, we are fortunate to have two (!) coffee roasters. Whenever I travel to Seattle or Paris, where I am now, I always bring a bag or two of my favorite hometown coffee with me. It is world-class, and better than any coffee roasted in France that I have found.
Randy Brook, Twisp
I was hoping that this would not need to be written but being that we have not heard an apology from the Okanogan County Fire District 6 Commissioners on their recent arrogant and degrading comment about voters (Nov. 12), here it is:
We all have opened our mouths when we should have kept them shut, then realized we made a mistake and should apologize. Apparently not so with the commissioners and I say commissioners because none of them appear to feel that the comment was not appropriate.
No matter which way you voted, you would not find this kind of remark by a public official as acceptable. With comments such as these — and this is not the first time for Mr. Reiber — the commissioners will find it harder and harder to find support from the voters. At some point, this will directly affect District 6 and the hardworking volunteers. I wonder who it was that really had their head in the wrong place?
Thank you voters for voting, that’s the only way things can change.
Ross Darling, Twisp
I wish to thank everyone for your cards and prayers. I am doing excellent in recovery from triple-bypass surgery. God is good!
Dave Schulz Sr., Twisp
The barn is up
This past weekend our flock of sheep and their trusty guardian dogs moved into their new barn. Considering where we were four months ago, it seems like a miracle, but we know that it was the love and help of our family, friends and community that made it possible.
Like so many others after the fire, we were stunned and overwhelmed, and had no idea what to do next. Then people started showing up and helping and pretty soon the debris was cleaned up. Then the posts for the new barn were set. Then lo and behold, there was a roof! Now our flock has shelter for the winter and we know that we will make it.
We would like to publicly thank the following businesses and people for their help and support: Methow Valley Lumber, Cascade Pipe, Twisp Feed Store, Lloyd Logging, Methow Engineering, Cascade Concrete, Methow Recycles, Waste Wise Methow, Milsteadt Electric, Okanogan PUD, Jamie, Polly, Victoria, Dave, Sylvia, Maria, Jeff H., John, Jerry, Mary S., Brian, Larry, Curtis, Sheela, Debbie, Mary D. and Jeff Z. You are all at the top of the list of things we are thankful for this year.
Bill Tackman and Katie Haven, McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch