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Prosecutor’s Office

As I read the headline and subsequent article on July 29 in The Daily World regarding the rape charges being dismissed against a Lewis-McChord service member due to the inability of the Prosecutor’s Office to provide evidence correctly and in a timely manner, I am reminded of a letter submitted by the Honorable Judge Gordon Godfrey during last year’s election.

A vote for Samuel

I support Vini Samuel for mayor of Montesano. I believe that she is the best qualified candidate because she has a great deal of integrity and maturity. She is a peace maker and will work hard to reconcile the different factions in the city administration, on the City Council and in our town. Vini is a good person and a hard worker who will support our families and local businesses. She will make an excellent mayor of our wonderful city! Fellow citizens of Montesano, please vote for Vini Samuel.

Vote against oil

I would like to express my appreciation to the Aberdeen City Council for its action to pass a temporary moratorium on the development of crude oil storage facilities in Aberdeen. This moratorium will protect the city from applications for inappropriate development along its shorelines while zoning codes are being developed. I am hopeful that the council will make the moratorium permanent during its Aug. 26 public hearing and prevent future oil storage facilities from being located here.

A vote for Micheau

Aberdeen voters have an opportunity to opt for one of two new candidates in the upcoming mayor race. Both are addressing serious issues that have been languishing for years. In my estimation, both candidates, Jack Micheau and Erik Larson care deeply about Aberdeen and are promising to reverse the rudderless drift of the town.

Don’t take your voter registration status for granted

I received a ballot today — my wife did not, even after years of voting in every election possible on Grays Harbor. She called the county Auditor’s Office to find out why and was told she had been removed from the voter rolls “by the computer” because her name was a duplicate. The individual at the Auditor’s Office checked and could not find a “duplicate.” My wife drove to Montesano today to re-register and obtain a ballot.

Concerned for kids

It makes me sad to see the Lutheran church has allowed a homeless camp to set up in close proximity to the Raindrop Preschool at the other end of the block. My daughter taught there for many years, and she had the pleasure of working with the parents who thought their children were safe being there. I am concerned that safety no longer exists.
 

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.