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Do you question election? To the residents of the City of Donnelly: We as the people of Donnelly need to ask and wonder why our votes don't count during or towards a special election. On Jan. 3, a Donnelly City Council seat was vacated by Walter Biesterfeld so he could take his position as Mayor of Donnelly. Therefore, one would think that the next person in line in the general election with the most votes would take that seat. That did not happen. On Jan. 4, the newly elected city council voted in a person who had four votes and did not choose the next person in line with 67 votes.
Kettle Campaign a success On behalf of the clients the Salvation Army will be able to serve, we would like to thankf the community for its support. We raised more than $10,000 during out Christmas Kettle Campaign. More than 25 individuals and 14 groups rang bells to make this possible.
Community dinner a success Thanks to many wonderful volunteers the Community Christmas Dinner was a success! I was especially impressed with the young people who came to help. They came in, said "What can we do?", and pitched right in to do whatever we asked. Everyone worked well together and it actually looked like we knew what we were doing! It was great to see all the people who joined us for dinner, all the happy faces, all the Christmas greetings, old friends meeting, and new friends being made. So thanks again to everyone who donated food, money, or time.
Address issues involving mental illness I write to comment on an article, "Body found in rural Stevens County tentatively identified (Sun Tribune, Nov. 8). The article adds at the end that Jack Eisel suffered from mental illness. Though this is an important story, the detail of Eisel having a mental illness has a negative implication. Readers may not realize that many people with mental illnesses can function as well as people without mental illnesses. The negative stigma surrounding people with these illnesses and disorders will not disappear until these issues are addressed.
Get involved in vets groups Veterans' Day was observed again this month, with many communities having parades, speeches and events to honor those who served our country in war and in keeping the peace. If you are a veteran, you are urged to join one or more of the veterans' posts: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AmVets.
Please help those in need Because I believe in The Salvation Army's mission and community commitment, I voluntarily serve as the chairperson for the Christmas Kettle Campaign in Stevens County. In Stevens County, where the Salvation Army does not have uniformed personnel or a corps community center building, local volunteers like myself serve on the local service unit board. We are able to provide assistance to people in need year round, not just during Christmas. With the season of joy and happiness approaching, my No.
Candidate says thank you I would like to take this time to thank everyone that supported and voted for me in the past election. I also would like to thank the Morris Sun Tribune for its support with the endorsement I got from you prior to the election. As Stevens County moves forward I hope our new District 2 Commissioner will enter into this with an open mind. We are in a time when tough sound decisions will need to be made that will affect all of us. As I stopped at residences before the election I found that a lot of people had no clue what commissioner district they lived in.
Wonderful response to fire Recently, we experienced a house fire. Although many things were saved, it was a devastation we had never dealt with before. The love and support we received after this tragedy was truly amazing. Neighbors, friends, teachers, acquaintances and strangers banded together in a way we have never witnessed. The people of this small town are wonderful and we are blessed beyond measure to know you. Thank you to all who helped in our time of need.
Gone cancer! I am so proud to see the use of the color pink throughout the country in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The volleyball team of Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta looked wonderful in their pink shirts. Wow! Pink hair extensions by the beauty salons were great to promote the cause, also, as were the pink cupcakes shaped into a pink ribbon at Willie's Super Valu. And did you see the use of pink at Minnesota Vikings' games? Go Vikings!
Editor's note: This in the final issue of the Sun Tribune in which Letters to the Editor related to election races will be published before the Nov. 2 election. Any need for rebuttal letters will be left to the discretion of the Sun Tribune editorial staff. Westrom's right on life issues The federal health care package now being unveiled, bit by bit, holds many unknowns. However, we do know that at least som abortions will be covered by our tax monies and end of life decisions could end up in the hands of a committee.