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Response to a response

It turns out that Mayor Vini Samuel did respond to my Letter to the Editor dated 4/28/16. However, she posted it to her personal Facebook page for only her friends to see. A friend of mine found it and forwarded it to me. Here is her letter:


In thinking about the Bengazi murder of four Americans, I thought about King David, Bathsheba and Uriah. I still don’t understand way the requests for additional security by our Ambassador in August before Sept. 11 was turned down all three times.

Lauding Gordon

Many residents on the lower Wishkah Road have worked diligently, patiently and with firm hope that the Wishkah Road, from milepost 2.2 to 2.7 would have flood mitigation through the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority.

Part-time commissioners?

I was glad to read in the paper that the county now has enough money to pay some property owner at least $70,000 more than his property was worth. Eminent domain laws were written just to protect taxpayers from this sort of huge over payment.

Not a Hillary supporter

We all know if you cannot believe what people say, you can have no relationship with them. You never know when they are telling the truth and when you are being lied to. Some people we know prefer to lie when the truth would serve them better. People who lie about inconsequential things are usually not dangerous.

Thank-You Letters

The Solheim family was overwhelmed with your support after the death of Ron (Dad and Papa). We thank each and every person who sent a card, message, food, flowers or donation. It was apparent he was deeply loved and respected. He will be dearly missed.

Risks far outweigh any benefit from proposed oil terminals in Grays Harbor

More than 500 people testified last fall at two public hearings about crude oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor. More than 90,000 submitted written comments on a draft environmental study, the vast majority calling on local and state officials to deny permits for the terminals. They pose too many risks and costs to our communities, the health and safety of our families and our regional economy.

Monte Senior Center looking for donations

This is an update on the progress for the new and improved Montesano Senior Center. For those of you who are not aware, we are going into the building between the Beehive and the Organic 101 Store. The Senior Center will be completely new, top to bottom with a brand new kitchen, furnishings, dishes, silverware, you name it!

Pacific County PUD candidate

I am announcing my candidacy for PUD Commissioner District No. 3. I served in the military, retired from Weyerhaeuser after 25 years, and currently own and operate Ken’s Garage in South Bend. My roots and commitment to my neighbors run deep.

Walking the walk

I am a member of Hoquiam First Baptist Church, and our church is currently hosting the River City homeless camp. These folks have been with us since Dec. 1 and were supposed to move on to another church by the first of March.