Young Life appreciative
Lower Valley Young Life would like to take this opportunity
to publicly express its appreciation to Curfman Steel for the donation of the
storage shed, and to Manny Ledesma for providing the trailer to transport the
shed to different locations.
Because of their generosity, enough raffle funds were raised
to send 20 Lower Valley kids and five adult leaders to Young Life camps this
It is contributors like these that make a difference in
young people's lives. We are forever grateful to them for helping us fulfill
our mission of introducing adolescents to Christ and helping them grow in their
/s/ Lori Charvet & Lower Valley Young Life Committee
Anderson deserves break from war
I read the Daily Sun News on-line from Baghdad, Iraq every
day. I was surprised to read the story last week about Wallace Anderson.
For the longest time I figured no one from small town
Sunnyside would ever be out patrolling the mean streets of Baghdad. I was
wrong. I have a lot of respect for the "chief."
I, too, work in Baghdad and have been tasked with providing
diplomatic security services—"Executive Protection"—to U.S. diplomats
in Baghdad, and find myself dealing with the same stuff former Sunnyside Police
Chief Wallace Anderson did every day.
This is my third tour in Iraq. The first was with the Marine
Corps during the invasion of 2003, then with a private security company called
Spartan Group, and now with Dyncorp International, which contracts out to the
Department of State.
Today, a rocket landed 100 feet from my operations room
while me and my team were planning a mission to the Ministry of Interior. No
one was injured but the Nepalese guards were a little shook up. Two days ago
was a record high in attacks in and around Baghdad. There were 14 car bombings,
and more than 180 local Iraqis died, mostly of Shiite communities.
I am glad Mr. Anderson is enjoying his time off. It's well
/s/ Raul Vidaurri Jr., Protective Security Specialist,
Dyncorp International, U.S. Embassy annex, Baghdad, Iraq
The Sunnyside High School Grizzliettes would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many businesses who have contributed to us this
past year. We are forever grateful and will continue showing our gratitude, as
well as to our parents and family members for helping us reach our goals this
year so far, and to the Daily Sun News for covering our stories.
Thanks to a wonderful community for showing their support
and cheers as we perform at halftimes or walk in the parades. And to the
student body of SHS for accepting us and standing by us during our competitive
season. Without all of you our smiles wouldn't mean the same.
/s/ Coach Melodie Lopez, Senior Captains Jacqueline DeRuyter
and Valerie Diaz and the rest of the 2005-06 SHS Grizzliettes squad
Bill of goods?
I recently received a flyer in the mail from a candidate for
Sunnyside City Council position #2. I was extremely offended by this flyer as
it stated, "Are you happy that the smell is gone," and then asked the
reader to re-elect Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Farmer.
I think that he is taking credit for removing the smell from
the Monson feedlot. He has defiantly not removed the stench from the feedlot or
the city council!
The Monson family has "removed" the offending
manure from the former feedlot a grand total of 100 yards to the north of the
previous location. The stench did not go away!
As usual, the city council sold the public a "bill of
goods" to make themselves look like "responsible public
servants" who have done a "great deed" for the public!
The fact that Mike Farmer takes credit for this
"act" of good for the public only goes to show his true disdain for
the citizens of Sunnyside and his lack of foresight in dealing with shrewd
The true smell is coming from those on the city council who
truly suffer from ignorance.
/s/ Rick Berk, Sunnyside
a great success
Thanks to everyone who made Sunshine Days a success.
It was great to watch people participate in the parade on a
perfect parade day—blue skies, no wind and just the right temperature!
Special thanks to Darla Van Corbach for coordinating great
kid activities at Centennial Square—books were read and given away, crafts were
made and Sunnyside's Promise provided identity kits for kids. For several hours
our downtown and Centennial Square were filled with people of all ages and
cultures, enjoying our town and each other, a truly wonderful event.
A special thanks to Jose and Rosa (Chamber/SEDA staff), who
helped out. Thanks also to Elner Becker and Karen Friend, who helped plan and
implement the weekend's activities.
And hurrah for the untiring efforts of Pam Turner, events
coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce. She created, she made it happen and
she took care of all the many details over the entire weekend, and always
It was great to work with all of you and I hope next year
will be bigger and better. Thanks.
/s/ Dorothy Leonard, Chairperson, Sunshine Days Committee