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God bless every one

On behalf of Jeannie Lindstrom’s family and myself, I would like to thank all of our friends and family for their love and support. Words cannot express how much we appreciate each and every one of you. The food was wonderful and all the cards. Donations for Feed the Hungry, flowers, helping out in the kitchen and clean-up, and just being there meant the world to us. Thank you again and God bless each and every one.

Hard-working group

Thank you to all who joined together for the Comcast Clean Up Day in downtown Aberdeen. As a downtown business we appreciate the work that went into planting flowers and general clean up that was accomplished by a well-organized, hard working group.

Wrong question

I enjoyed reading The Best of the Twin Harbors results for 2015. This recognition encourages the good work of many businesses, organizations and individuals. But, when it comes to judging support for oil trains (volume 2), I think you missed the mark for how the question was asked and your interpretation of the responses.

Don’t let our potential for a shipyard sail

I felt compelled to write today as I thought about this community that became my home when I married a hometown boy 34 years ago. All those years ago, I made the move from Cannon Beach, Ore., a tourist town. Prior to that, I lived in nearby Seaside and I grew up in Wonder Lake, Ill., another tourist town. All those places are beautiful to look at but making a living is tough. Tourist towns do not support a lot of family-wage jobs. Shop owners may do alright, usually on a very seasonal basis. Everyone else works at or just above minimum wage, seasonally.

Jerry Lowe — Sport fishermen already getting enough

In 1995 and again in 1999, the voters of Washington state rejected initiatives favoring the sport fishing industry. Now, once again, these same selfish folks are trying to take our salmon away. This time under the veneer of conservation rhetoric and with the support of state Rep. Liz Pike, we now have a bill introduced in the Legislature that would effectively put our salmon into the hands of the privileged few.

If you haven’t been there, you don’t know

This letter is prompted by hearing local people say, “Not all of the homeless are druggies or alcoholics — they deserve our help.” They imply that addicts do NOT deserve help due to their addictions. Please remember that many of the people on drugs, including those who are addicted to alcohol, are self-medicating because they have no access to real medical help and/or no other source of comfort in their very bleak lives. They may have another condition like PTSD or depression that makes them more likely to reach for these substances than most people would.

Joggers and Trotters thankful

We wish to thank all those who attended and contributed to our recent fundraiser. Along with donations and desserts from team members, we received donations of gift certificates, baskets, merchandise, the ingredients for the chili feed and potato bar and monetary donations from local Montesano and Grays Harbor businesses and individuals. We also would like to thank the radio stations and newspapers for advertising our event.