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Thanksgiving dinner thanks

On behalf of the staff at Moon Broadcasting in Prosser, Maquina Musical, Radio Tekila and The Source, we wish to thank everyone who participated in the Thanksgiving dinner at the Sunnyside Community Center. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who gave their time and donations.

A special thank you to the kitchen help, Christina Klatovsky and the Washington State Migrant Council, Karen Zackula, Veronica Martinez, Lisa Fairbairn with America's Promise, the Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church youth group, LaSalle High School, St. Joseph's Church, Mercer Ranch, Sonido Furia Mix, the dance troop 4 Jams, Amigas Unidas, Carol Stone, Beverly Duncan, Krystal Leyendekker, Kara Johnson, Veronica Ibarra, Bengie Aguilar, Grandview Safeway, and once again all of the volunteers who helped make this event so special for the 1,000 family members who showed up that day.

/s/ Carrie Stone, Moon Broadcasting, Prosser

Kilian a model for entire community

As I was baking for our Thanksgiving meal this past Wednesday, I thought of the preparations the Kilian family is making. I want them to know that among all our blessings, we count Fred's life as one of them.

We have known Fred since high school. We held him in high regard then, and our respect for Fred has steadily increased through the years. Our paths have crossed many times in various capacities. We have enjoyed that crossing and will miss it.

Fred has been a model for his family and community to emulate. He served where needed with courage, determination and common sense. His faith was alive. He loved his family. He wanted to help improve the land and our community. Education was important to him, as was honesty and lack of pretense. He was a solid citizen.

My husband Jim and I regret his leaving us and extend our prayers for his family. But we are thankful to have seen the impact of his life all around our Valley.

/s/ Jerri Honeyford, Sunnyside

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