Need your help
I recently wrote a request for everyone to write a letter of support for dedicating State Route 20 to the Vietnam Veterans. I thought it was a great idea and I accepted the role as chair from Hodges Post No. 84, in Oroville.
I thought the response would be immediate and overwhelming due to those families in the three-plus counties of this state would have had family members that need to be recognized for their dedication to duty during that war. I hope I am not wrong, I need the letters. So would you take time write me a short letter of support?
I am requesting that the Washington State Department of Transportation honor the veterans of the Vietnam War by dedicating State Route 20, from the Idaho border to the Skagit County line in western Washington. Hodges Post No. 84 hopes to recognize the sacrifices made by Vietnam veterans to the state of Washington and to the United States of America with this dedication.
I was asking our state representatives in Olympia and from Washington, D.C., to help support this effort and emailed them a letter of request. I have not heard too much from them. I asked all of the representatives of all three counties and cities in Stevens, Ferry and Okanogan to write letters of support. I have heard from some of them, thank you.
But first I am asking you to write a letter of support and help us in our effort to honor those Veterans. I am asking you to send your letter to: Arnie Marchand, P.O. Box 1945, Oroville, WA 98844-1945. And ask your city, county, state and national representatives to do the same. Thank you all for your time and consideration.
Putting the period on it
In response to a letter to the editor in the paper on May 11, I had to write. Gina McCoy described very well the issues we all faced last year, but for many years really. I agree! I want to put my period on this.
Fires we are experiencing all over this country are, in part, the result of exaggerated and epically dramatized protests resulting in the halt to any forest activity during the 1980s to save a phantom spotted owl. This, in my opinion, resulted in a hands-off policy for decades! Politicians enforced the latest whim fueled by anger and disrespect. Its accomplishment? A lost industry (another one), broken businesses, families, communities. Now we import finished lumber from the raw logs shipped overseas. Huh?
I would love to hear one time, someone say, “we were wrong.”
Thanks from family
The family of Toby Pennock would like to thank all of our friends, family, work family and community for the outpouring of love and support after the tragic loss of an incredible husband, father, grandfather and son. You have all been amazing and words cannot even express the gratitude we have for each and every one of you. We are so grateful to live in a community where everyone comes together during times of tragedy, times of need, and times of celebration. We have received meals delivered to our home, funeral expense donations, house cleaning, phone calls, texts, cards and personal visits to our home. We would like to give a very special thanks to Sara Gorski Evans and all of the family and friends who helped her in coordinating the celebration of life at the Barn. Thank you to Noah Ashford for standing up and speaking on behalf of our family under such difficult circumstances. We will forever remember all of these acts of caring and kindness.