Wednesday, August 2, 2006
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
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
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
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
/s/ Eddie Thomason, Selah
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