Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Apology from car show organizers
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely
apologize to all who attended the Pacific Northwest Tejano Music Association's
car show on Sunday, Sept. 5, for the language used in some of the performances
on stage. The Pacific Northwest Tejano Music Association takes full and
complete responsibility for what transpired.
There were some performers who traveled a long distance,
donating their time and talent to perform. We would like to thank all of our
volunteers who gave their time and effort. The Pacific Northwest Tejano Music
Association is founded on the premise of encouraging and continuing the
exposure of young people to Tejano and other types of music. In future events,
we want to personally ensure that performances and/or entertainment will be
geared towards our goal and mission.
Again, please accept our apologies. If you have any
additional concerns or recommendations, feel free to call us at (509) 882-5050
/s/ Florentino Patina, President, Pacific Northwest Tejano
Local librarian appreciates help
The Sunnyside branch library finished another wonderful
summer reading program, and would like to thank everyone who helped us Discover
New Trails at their library this summer, and then helped us celebrate at our
Trail's End Party.
We first want to thank Sunnyside's excellent readers of all
ages for joining in the fun this summer. More adult readers signed up than ever
before this year. We also had a wonderful group of very small library patrons
whose big brothers and sisters read to them so that they both could earn
reading prizes. And, our thanks go, of course, to all the ages in between who
read everyday and collected their rewards.
We want to thank Bob's Drive-In for generously giving out
ice cream cones to all our young readers who finished a whole discovery trail.
Our prize winners' gratitude increased as temperatures rose. Thank you very
much, Dale Johnson.
The Valley's Market, through its manager, Jaime Aguayo,
provided delicious munchies for our end-of-summer celebration, as they have
every summer. Their backing makes our parties possible. We truly appreciate the
support of The Valley's Market.
We want to give special thanks to Jill Nettleton, who
brought us an adorable miniature donkey and a "lordly llama" for our
petting zoo. Our young readers were overwhelmed at their chance to touch
animals they had only seen in books. We are very grateful for Jill's help.
Thank you, Sunnyside Daily Sun News. You are the best! You
have listed our events in your calendars, promoted our programs and celebrated
our special occasions. Thank you very much. Your assistance helps make our
summer programs a pleasure to offer to our favorite town.
/s/ Kay C. Saunders, Sunnyside branch librarian
Register to vote
We live in a country built on freedom, liberty and rights. I
have been out in my community going door-to-door to register voters. I believe
that all persons who are 18 and citizens of the USA should be registered. If
they then choose to not vote, to go along with what others decide for them,
then so be it.
I have been able to meet super people in my community, and
encourage more participation in decision-making in the process.
I do have one concern and thought to share with everyone. I
think that anyone who works for and gets paid with taxpayers' money should be
registered voters, whether they work for cities, school or port districts,
counties, state or the federal government. It takes so little time or effort to
be registered and you can even vote by absentee ballot from your home. Please
everyone, register to vote, and vote!
/s/ Carol Stone, Sunnyside