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Kudos & Kindness

On Oct. 23 we held a community celebration/benefit at Valhalla. We are proud to say we raised almost $400 for the Katrina Relief fund and about $300 for the Women’s Center. We couldn’t have done it without the generous contributions of money, food, energy, creativity, time and loving labor from our Safe Haven and Unity at the Lake families.

Special thanks to Randy Harwick, Rick Stephenson, Seth Hall, Tony Basalacchi, Derek and One Voice from Unity at the Lake for the giving of your wonderful musical gifts; Andrea Creo, Maha and Amanda Dozal and Lynn Spiker for donating your massage talents; Frank at Irie Wilderness Adventures; Wines at the Lake; and all the craft folks.

A great time was had by all and we are once again reminded of how special this community is.

Hillary and Dr. Stew Bittman

Safe Haven Chiropractic

True meaning of community

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On behalf of the eighth-grade class and youth ministry program at St. Theresa School, I wish to express our sincere thanks to the businesses that supported our Halloween carnival and haunted house Oct. 29.

A special thank you to Tom Nobriega at Safeway for donating five cases of soda and five cases of water; to Paul Elbogen and Linda Hunt from Harrah’s for donating enough hot dogs and nachos to feed 150 people; and to Mike Wanzer and Jeff Neil from Fat City for donating pizzas to feed our hungry crowd.

The success of this fundraiser was attributed to your support. We are touched and overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you for reminding us bout the true meaning of community.

Dannette A. Winslow

Principal, St. Theresa School

Gulfport, Miss., schools get help

A huge thank-you needs to go out to the parents, staff and friends of Sierra House Elementary School, who organized and attended our annual Halloween carnival. From everyone’s generosity, approximately $2,000 will be donated to help our “adopted” Harrison County School District in Gulfport, Miss., who was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina

Special thanks go out to the event chairpersons, Connie King and Doreen Carney, as well as the coordinator of the fifth-grade haunted house, Michelle Williams. A generous donation of coffee from Starbucks at the “Y” was greatly appreciated.

Other drives have begun for those in Gulfport, including one for school supplies and “Change for Change.” If you would like to contribute to the cause, contact Jodi Dayberry at (530) 543-2327, Ext. 307 or Angela Swanson at (530) 542-1270.

Lynn Norton

Sierra House Elementary School

Officer Rick was sweet to students

Kudos to Officer Rick Martinez for generously donating Halloween candy for all the students at Bijou Community School.

Cafeteria staff

Bijou Community School