Letters to the Editor -- January 18, 2007

Published on Thu, Jan 18, 2007
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
Heartfelt thanks to local artists who generously gave of their time, expertise and materials on Saturday, January 13. Thirteen students, a portion of the 53 students headed for Japan with the Blaine high school wind ensemble and one parent, made stained glass hearts as gifts to the home stay families and other dignitaries in Japan.
Allie Ryser, a member of the Sweet Road Artisans Alliance spearheaded the project. Allie made hearts four years ago and donated them as a fundraiser for the students for the BHS band to Japan when they traveled to Japan in 2003.This time she arranged for students to make the stained glass creations under the guidance of Sharon Swanson, Karla Eames, Ron Snyder, Cathy Taggett and Belle Rucker. These community members and artists donated all of the materials, personal tools and time to assist and teach students their craft. It was a fun day and beautiful glass creations emerged as the final product.
Thank you also to Blaine school district and Brian Smith, Blaine high school art instructor for allowing us to use the high school art room.
Thank you to the artists and students who spent their day lovingly creating these special gifts from Blaine!
Leslee Smith
Blaine

The Editor: 
I would like to thank my son Brian for clearing our neighborhood roads (Ronald Drive & Lee Lane) of snow for the second time this winter. We, like many areas in the county and Blaine itself, seldom, if ever, see a snowplow. Because of the incline to get up to H Street from our neighborhood, many neighbors have difficulty in getting out.  Hopefully Brian’s time and backhoe have made it easier on everyone in the neighborhood, including the mail lady and the UPS man. Thanks again, from his mom.
Shirley Pukaluk
Blaine

The Editor:
I am presently serving an 18-month mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America as a Medical Mission Specialist. Recently, I discovered that you have our local news online and I am very grateful to you and your staff allowing me to keep abreast of what’s happening in my beloved community.
In this week’s issue, January 12, I noticed that the former Dakota Creek Road House is now blessed with a new church community, The Dakota Creek Community Church. To the new pastor, his wife and family as well as the congregation and volunteers, this is to give you a big hearty welcome. I hope others will welcome you too. God bless. 
Hermana B. Claire Medlenka
Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Letters Policy

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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