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Supporting Dingler

The upcoming election is an important one for the Ocean Shores citizens. The economy is on the upswing and we are moving forward economically. We want to keep that momentum going.

Military flyovers are too much

Imagine. It’s 2 a.m., 100-150 feet above your house, four military helicopters buzzing. It is summer and grandchildren sleeping outside are scared. Helicopters taking evasive action to avoid hitting trees that are 100 feet to 200 feet tall. Wildlife, eagles, flocks of geese and ducks being spooked and diverted by military helicopters.

In praise of public servants

The Aug. 18, Daily World carried a story headlined “Organizers question intent of camper’s arrest.” One of our police officers observed a person thought to be a wanted felon in an outdoor place, confirmed that the man was wanted for arrest, and the police department arrested the man. There was no evil plot here, it was professional policing. This is what we want our police officers to do; to protect and serve. They do it very well and we should thank them for their service. When I say thank them for their service, I don’t mean just pertaining to one arrest that was illustrated in a newspaper article, but for all of the selfless and professional service they give to our communities, seen and unseen.

History we don’t want to repeat

In the mid 1970s, due to the initiative of a city official, the City of Aberdeen changed the three-lane configuration on Wishkah Street to two lanes. Needless to say, chaos and congestion ensued. The three-lane configuration was restored after one week.

Supports Dingler for mayor

Crystal Dingler is my choice for mayor of Ocean Shores. I choose to vote for her because she is capable, committed, connected, and has demonstrated that she can do the job well, plus she has the desire to “re-up” for another four-year term.

Margin of safety is thin

I am new to this area, so at the risk of sounding redundant, I’d like to address the problem with railroad tankers in general that are carrying crude oil every day and will be here unless we do more to stop it.

Visitor center

Recently in The Daily World there were pros and cons concerning the location of a tourist center in Aberdeen. It was suggested to be at the now vacant Pourhouse Tavern, and I think it should.

Support the D&R

I have never been much of a concertgoer because they are typically too loud, too crowded and too much hassle. However, I love going to the D&R Theatre in Aberdeen. Recently, at the America concert, we got to see internationally famous talent up close and personal. Awesome show!

Food Ball 2.0

Coastal Harvest would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Hoquiam and Aberdeen graduating classes of 1995 for their outstanding support via Food Ball 2.0! Their challenge brought in much needed funds so that we could continue our work in feeding the hungry.
 

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.