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Eating well at GSPI

A giant thank-you goes out to Dee Warwick and her staff at Valley View Hospital, who dropped off lunch at the Post Independent offices Monday. The staff very much appreciated the plentiful sandwich fixings. Happy holidays right back at you!

… More eating well at GSPI

Last week, Better Business Bureau representative Oni Butterfly of Silt brought us her annual box of decadent chocolate goodies. This is a treat the newsroom goes nuts over, since journalism and chocolate addictions go hand in hand. Oni had a bit of fun with the ribbon on the box this year. She was returning her newspaper delivery bags to the paper for reuse, and on a whim decided to tie them into a big red bow on the box. It could be the start of a trend!

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Community Care Unit

With so many American soldiers spending the holidays overseas, engaged in some very active duty, families and friends here at home are doing what they can to stay connected to their loved ones in the military.

Based on the Communities of Character initiative launched after the Sept. 11 attacks, the families of soldiers stationed in Iraq have created a similar model called Community Care Units. Each unit consists of one individual soldier, supported by his family, friends and other members of the community. Those who’ve helped organize the system say the purpose is to bring each soldier into the hearts and minds of the community in a uniquely personal way through ongoing interaction.

One soldier, 20-year-old Ryan Vath, now stationed in Iraq, asked that the children of Silt join his unit and write to him. For more information on contacting local soldiers serving overseas, contact Betty Scranton at 945-6855, Deb Brainard at 876-2836, Raymond Vath at 876-0374, Donna Fell at 945-7300 or Allyssa Little at 984-2530.

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