Letters to the Editor -- July 05, 2007

Published on Thu, Jul 5, 2007
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
I am a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant and would like everyone to know that Mary Kay is participating in supplying the troops with proper sunscreen products. We need your help. When you or a group of people buy one set of product, which includes two sunscreens, two SPF sunscreen chap sticks and one aloe-gel, Mary Kay will match it. Each set will supply two troops and when Mary Kay matches it will supply four troops. Each set costs $65.
Please contact me if you would like to participate in helping our troops who are fighting for us by calling me at 360/319-2097 or emailing me at ramirez_rachelle@hotmail.com. All proceeds will be for the troops. Thank you for your help.
Rachelle Ramirez
Blaine

The Editor:
I am a summer resident in Birch Bay, escaping the heat of Phoenix, Arizona in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Last summer I read in your paper of a meeting that was taking place regarding a peace effort. Unfortunately, these meetings were always on the same day and time as another activity I was involved in. So regrettably, I was unable to attend until the evening of September 21, the World Day of Peace, when the gathering was held at the performing arts center.
I attended and was impressed with the interest and enthusiasm expressed by those 40 – 50 people in attendance. This was actually quite a good showing for the first such event and many good ideas were offered. A speaker from Vancouver gave a short well-received presentation and lively discussion followed.
I would be most interested in attending future meetings of this nature. Surely there must be others in this community, the “Peace Arch City,” who are interested in the promotion of peace in this troubled world we live in yet, I have read every issue since I returned three weeks ago and have seen no mention of any such meetings. Let’s not let this effort lose momentum.
I think it would be especially appropriate to observe this coming September 21, the 2007 World Day of Peace, in some meaningful way in this, the Peace Arch City. I would be happy to be involved in this endeavor.
Dorothea “Dottie” Barnicoat
Blaine

The Editor:
The family of Helen A. Rebman would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, cards, calls, food and flowers. We especially want to thank our Christ Episcopal Church family, Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, St. Joseph Hospital and Whatcom Hospice for their caring and loving support shown to Helen and her family during this difficult time. Helen’s memorial service was a fitting tribute to a loving, caring lady who was loved by many. Our family was especially blessed for Fr. Jay C. Rozendaal’s guidance and calming presence on this journey.
Boni Merrill and Mary Rebman
Blaine

The Editor:
It was Mr. Bush’s response to CIA Agent Plame’s outing that if anyone in his administration was connected with it, they’d be fired. He’d failed to note in that original statement that if they were connected with it they’d also have any justice meted out commuted! That our U.S. Supreme Court originally put this administration into office is yet another wonder in our government of laws, not men!
Bob Hendricks
Blaine

The Editor:
On May 26, 2007 VFW Post 9474 of Custer held an awards dinner to honor eight outstanding public servants from Blaine and Ferndale.
Upon reading the May 31 edition of The Northern Light, there was a photo and caption featuring only our awardees from Blaine, omitting the other six equally deserving men.
We also had the honor and privilege to award four members of Streets – Pike Post 9474 their 60-year continuous membership certificates.
These four great men helped to start our post and have served our post and the communities of Blaine and Ferndale for six decades. And they were not even mentioned!
When I talked to someone at The Northern Light about this insult, they claimed they only publish the events of Blaine and Birch Bay only.
The Northern Light is not exclusive to Blaine and Birch Bay readership. It is read throughout the county and beyond!
This incident is embarrassing and an outrage to me as the commander of our VFW Post and as such I was also emcee of the dinner.
This was particularly outrageous because on the very front page of the same edition of The Northern Light was a picture and caption of an event organized by Veterans from Seattle! Shame on you, Northern Light!
Al Shaulis
Commander VFW Post 9474
Custer
(Editor’s note: The aforementioned event was a traveling memorial exhibit featured at Peace Arch State Park, which is in our coverage area.)

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