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I am appalled by the recent stories of the young youth leader at Living Faith Christian Center. It sickens me to read about how concerned everyone is about the young man. Did we forget about his victims, who were children, some as young as three years old?
Steve Peck (Letters, Sept. 3) would have us believe that there are no options when shopping at our local commissary. He would also have us believe that the sheer volume of shoppers on any given day at the commissary compares to our civilian counterparts. In contrast Steve, the civilian stores only hire a few customer service representatives to handle their customers’ needs. Whereas the commissary has over 70 baggers (military family members) to assist their patrons as demand dictates.
The disparaging 14-by-8 inch attack ad against Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen in the Sept. 3 issue of the Whidbey News-Times was paid for by the so-called Leadership Council in Olympia.
The Whidbey News-Times reported Aug. 2 that “North Whidbey’s only all-instrumental music store, ClickMusic.biz opened last month to serve islanders and the city of Anacortes.” Perhaps the reporter should have done her homework before submitting this article.
Norman Hamrick (Letters, Aug. 27) asks us commissary customers what it is we do not understand about commissary baggers. I’ll tell him. I don’t understand why most of them don’t have any customer service skills. In seven years of military life, I’ve only been greeted twice by a bagger; the rest of them just stand there, stone-faced, bagging the groceries or chatting with the other baggers.
On behalf of all of us at Island Transit, I would like say thank you to our Camano Island - Everett Connector commuters, and to tell you how completely overwhelmed we were by their generosity, kindness and sincerity in providing such a phenomenal surprise celebration on Sunday, Aug. 10, in appreciation of our Island Transit Camano employees and the Route 412 Camano Island - Everett Connector transit service.
When I took Journalism 101:
The Enchantress rests in Fidalgo Bay, just east of Anacortes. She sits in seven to 14-feet of water, covered in a crust of barnacles and marine life, home to a family of otters and perch for a pair of nesting bald eagles.
This letter is to endorse Helen Price Johnson for Island County commissioner.
To the voters of Island County, thank you for the landslide victory! I am pleased and grateful to be your judge for Island County Superior Court.
The Boyer property mentioned in a recent letter is not at the end of any runway. You can see it’s next to Westgate Mobile Home & RV Sales and there are other businesses on old Oak Harbor Road.
You can’t fault people for owning property, but you can fault a commissioner for rezoning land without any input from the landowners or the general public during public hearings on the property.
Our old “bedsheet” primary ballots were not perfect, but they stood the test of generations, and they were kind of fun. Anything seemed possible. The more standard “straightjacket” primary ballots forced upon us were just not Washington, no matter how common they were around the rest of America.
“Seal celebrity’s life ends abruptly (News-Times, Aug. 16).”
We, at the Island County Chapter of the American Red Cross, want to publicly thank Scott Fraser and his fantastic group of volunteers for preparing and hosting the First Annual Block Party and Pig Roast. It was a huge success and could not have been possible without the assistance of many people behind the scenes!
Just tell your readers that you have a source who knows a lot about the Republican party from long experience, that he knows all the key movers and shakers, and he has a bit of advice: People should not vote for any Republican because they’re dangerous, dishonest and self-serving. I have come to realize the Democrats really do care about people who need help from government; Republicans care most about those who will only get richer because of government help ... the government is truly broken.