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Not forgetting small town roots

I was born in Yakima, schooled in Sunnyside and graduated from Mabton. Now I live in the big city and do big city things and go to big city places and have been doing so for many, many years.

Don’t get me wrong. I have a good, happy life but for some reason I cannot forget my small town roots. Thanks to computers I read the

Daily Sun News

every day. Sometimes I recognize a name or two, or an address where a house burned or a place where I played as a youth. It keeps me in a time and place I don’t want to leave.

Keep up the good work. You may not be the

Seattle Times

or the

Tacoma News Tribune

, but then on the other hand, I don’t read the Times or Tribune.

/s/ Brent Hardin, Gig Harbor

Honeyford an effective lawmaker

I’m glad Jim Honeyford is seeking re-election. He is a very effective legislator. Examination of his record will bear this out.

I can testify that he cares about the needs of

all

citizens of the state. Although I don’t live in his district,he was extremely helpful a couple of years ago. He was able to resolve issues for my wife and I. We were having difficulty in achieving fair results with state agencies—my wife with the Department of Labor and Industries and myself with the Health Insurance Board. After furnishing Sen. Honeyford letters and documents relative to each situation, both cases were fairly resolved within a matter of days.

Sen. Honeyford is a great asset. He goes above and beyond to serve all citizens, and should be retained in order to continue serving in Olympia.

/s/ Eddie Thomason, Selah

Prayers sought

My nephew, Eric Jenkins of Grandview, was struck and seriously injured by a passing car on July 26. Eric, the son of Ed and Caloha Jenkins, had been waiting for the arrival of a friend who was unfamiliar with the location at which they were to meet. When he sighted his friend’s vehicle approaching, Eric walked out to wave the car into the driveway and as he did so, stepped out in front of a vehicle.

After the initial response by the Sunnyside Fire/EMS, Eric was transported by helicopter to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. He is currently in the critical care unit of Kadlec.

All thoughts and prayers on behalf of Eric; and his Mom, Dad and sister, Stacy, would be greatly appreciated.

Additionally, a trust fund is being established at Banner Bank to help offset the ongoing expenses. If anyone wishes to contribute, please contact Janice Bretthauer at the Sunnyside branch (837-8008).

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has called, written or stopped by. Your support means everything at this time.

/s/ Margaret Jenkins Antilla, Grandview

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