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Support appreciated

The family of Mary Jo Bohren would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for the support during the passing of our Mom. We really appreciated all of the cards, flowers, phone calls, visits and the donations made in Mom’s name. We would like to thank the Satsop United Methodist Church for the wonderful celebration of life and K Bramstedt for speaking and for visiting Mom in the hospital. Also a special thank you to Tiffany Kelly for the programs and helping prepare and show the slide presentation.

One man’s plan

Daily I hear the citizens of Grays Harbor, and especially of Aberdeen, whine, cry and wring their hands about how bad the economy is, no jobs for them or their children, no money to run the city/county, and on and on. And then I read The Daily World (no I don’t do on-line) and wonder why? You are getting exactly what you ask for, vote for, and/or allow to happen due to your apathy.

Why not own up to a mistake?

I have been wondering lately what the ramifications would be if the City of Hoquiam just issued a press release saying that, in granting the permission to site the oil storage facilities in Hoquiam, it made an error in judgment.

An issue with Walsh

Jim Walsh’s June 25 guest opinion column in The Daily World is very good. However, Mr. Walsh fails to include himself in his list of Saul Alinsky’s followers — he has learned from Mr. Alinsky as well.

Teens warn against drinking and driving

I am part of the Wishkah Valley cheerleading team. One of our squad’s objectives for this year has been to bring more awareness to the dangers of teenage drinking and driving. We feel this is too important not to address. We have been raising awareness for the last few years and feel it has really benefited our school and students. We have painted banners, made fliers, designed a memory board at our school of those who have been affected by drunk driving and made a commitment poster for students to sign.

Supporting Micheau

I have multiple concerns about the City of Aberdeen. We have a serious drug problem! A needle exchange program with over 650,000 a year — we have a problem. Those are the ones exchanged not the ones left in the parks, school grounds and streets. The Thunderbird Hotel is another example of the problems we have here in Aberdeen related to drugs. The drug problem brings with it other side effects, such as robbery, theft and prostitution. I hope the citizens of this community are committed to solving our problems. We can only increase our chances of success if we take this election season seriously.

Tobacco prevention

Our kids are being made vulnerable to the tobacco industry’s tactics by our state legislators. By failing to allocate just a fraction of the money recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect our children from a lifetime of addiction, a new generation of 12-year-olds is being targeted by the tobacco industry.
 

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.