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Readers Say Thanks

We want to take this opportunity to commend all the local individuals, business owners, family, friends and companions in our valley. In a day and age where every time you turn on the television, radio, or open the newspaper and all there is to report are crises or disasters, it is so refreshing and heartwarming to know that a small community such as ours can (and does) rise to the occasion of people in need. This community has humbled us with their commitment, sacrifice and goodness, and that is what makes this valley truly great.

It happens to us all, we get wrapped up in our day-to-day problems and sometimes lose track of why we came to this valley. Then, something in life happens that reminds us of the good things, and we sit back in awe, realizing how lucky we really are.

The Community Brother Benefit held at the Elks Lodge #2286 in West Glenwood on May 7 was a celebration of our community, and yet another reflection of what makes us strong in our willingness to get involved. Without your help, this day would never have happened. We are thrilled with the results of that day, and want to share with everyone that because of your generous hearts and wallets, the benefit raised $45,000 to help out our friends Ben Russell, Doug Meyers, Steve Lundin and Terry Galbreath, who continue to battle colorectal cancer.



Please accept our sincere appreciation and gratitude for each ounce of effort that was put into this benefit. Kudos to all for attending this event and making the day such a tremendous success. We are very proud to be residents and members of this valley, and it is truly a reflection of each and every one of you. Thank you.

Lorra Nichols



Staci Jongsma

Jennifer Davis

co-chairs of the CBB Silent Auction


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