A true Independent
It is fair to say Ann Diamond is not going to blow smoke anyone’s way. She’s not going to pretend she knows what she doesn’t. Ann is not going to own without interrogation, a Democratic or Republican specific belief. That’s what I know and believe about Ann after having had the opportunity to spend time as a patient in her office.
Ann Diamond running as an Independent says to me she is running as a member of the greater whole we all in this district own on many levels. The diversity within our 12th Legislative District is one that when seen clearly shows compromise as the only way forward from issues ranging, in place, from dinner table to city planning sessions, from school lunch quality to elderly in home care, from how much time you get to spend with your doctor to how much time the low-income single working mother is granted with her family.
The 12th District sits in the heart of Washington’s first international product and the responsibility of managing on a state level how our international fruit markets function requires a versatile, higher intelligence, compromise-minded political person who can unite, energize and most importantly be of service to “We the People” she’ll appreciate the honor of serving. The international fruit market encompasses rural economics, infrastructure and health care. Important is how the corporate growers are incentivized and empowered, keeping this wondrous tourism rich landscape healthy. Some, like Sen. Brad Hawkins, have fallen short of realizing where the 12th District’s economy and demographics heart is. Brad has focused on DNR forest health within a shrub steppe watershed fruit grower rich district. Brad followed party line politics and got lost; however, I am confident what Ann Diamond has to offer as an Independent running for the Washington State House of Representatives will improve Brad’s political thinking, and redirect Brad’s current underserving of one political party.
As a practicing doctor, Ann Diamond had to look at thousands of possibilities and determine one course of best action, per patient, every workday. Ann Diamond is not to be underestimated. Diamond thinks inclusive, not exclusive.
Brandon Sheely, Twisp
Churches offer help to community
On Sunday, Sept. 23, several Methow Valley churches will come together to serve the community. We have many teams of volunteers that will be available for free to members of the community who may need some help with various work projects.
We are not professional contractors, just volunteers who want to be good neighbors and do our best to help people who need some strong hands to serve. Do you have a fence that needs to be painted, or a roof that has a leak? We can do that! Need something heavy moved out, or a junk car hauled off? We can do that! Just need some help with yard work or to do the basic maintenance that you are no longer able to do? We can do that!!
No donations will be accepted; no fees will be charged. This is just our offer to serve the people of this great community, and to “give back” a little to those who have helped us so many times along the way.
In order to sign up, please call Cascade Bible Church at 997-8312 or the Community Covenant Church at 997-5428 and leave a voice message, or you can email BeTheChurch.MV@gmail.com We can’t promise that we will get to every request, but we will do as many as we are physically able to do.
The Methow Valley Ministerial Alliance
Thanks to unsung heroes
We had a wildland fire started by a lightning strike behind our home last night. We both looked at each other after the big boom and said, “Wow, that was close!” We looked out the window a few minutes later to see a fire with 6- to 8-foot flames and growing fast! We called 911, grabbed a shovel, man it was windy out there! Then we heard the beautiful sound of sirens coming up the road and beckoned them “over here, over here!” The firefighters took over and the fire was quickly contained.
We know some of the firefighters, as you might expect in a small town, and can’t thank them enough. These folks have businesses and full-time jobs, yet here they are, our unsung heroes! Thank you again firefighters and the neighbors who also showed up with shovels. We are all in this together!
Mike and Denise Kittleson, Winthrop