Thanks for Ukraine donations
To our friends and neighbors — We want to say “thank you” to everyone who donated to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid project. We delivered the donated items to Wenatchee Friday evening where they were assembled and packaged for shipping.
The piles of donated items from all over Wenatchee and the surrounding areas were impressive. A truck from Entiat pulled in beside us and a feeling of pride in rural America couldn’t help but come into one’s mind as we unloaded items of food, clothing, homemade baby blankets, medical supplies, Therm-a-Rest pads and beyond. Eventually these mounds were packaged into 502 boxes, totaling 10,583 pounds. The Methow gear had a decidedly mountain village flavor and again we couldn’t help but feel proud and thankful as our items joined the river of donations destined to unknown individuals in far away, war-torn, Ukraine.
Ray and Tammie Ellis
Bart and Velma Bradshaw
Rogers for OCEC board
Our Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) is one of the foundation organizations in the Valley. We trust OCEC to provide electricity to most of us and propane to many of us. You’ve just received your ballot for electing two OCEC directors. I urge you to vote for John Rogers.
John is especially well-qualified. He’s been a business owner himself. In his work, he evaluated the financial details of utility projects in the electric power and communications fields. John values the environment and our quality of life, and he also knows OCEC must remain focused on the basics of reliable electric service and on keeping the cost of electricity affordable for all. When OCEC works well we don’t think about its importance, but energy choices do have major impacts on our lives and businesses. Please mark your ballot for John Rogers for the OCEC board and mail it today.
Hear the candidate
Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this is a mid-term election year, and the Congressional race in District 4 is shaping up to be very competitive with several candidates to choose from. One of those candidates, Doug White (D), is traveling throughout the district. His first live and in-person town hall is going to be this week at the Twisp Valley Grange, on Thursday (March 31) at 6:30 p.m. Bring your questions, your thoughts and a friend and come join us! This year more than ever, every single vote will make a difference, so I hope people will take this opportunity to learn about the candidates and vote in the primary that is only a few months away.