Letters to the editor
Thanks from Smith family
The family of Jack Smith would like to thank everyone for your prayers and kind words, the offers of help, the cards and flowers that were sent and for the food that was provided to us after his passing.
Special thanks to those who were able to visit Jack during his illness. He would always mention to us who had been in to see him and how much he appreciated it.
We are very grateful for the contributions that have been made to the Jack Smith Scholarship to help many young people further their education, as this was very important to Jack, and he wanted to see it continue and grow.
Also special thanks to the Garfield School District Re-2 and to those who worked diligently to make it happen, for dedicating the gymnasium in his name which is such a wonderful legacy for Jack. We are so grateful that we live in such a wonderfully caring community.
The Smith Family
Barbara, Rhett, Tod, Melinda, Kyler, Jacob and Masi
Update from The Rifle Thrift Shop
The Rifle Thrift Shop has exciting news, at least we think it is. Thanks to labor and materials being donated by Greg Mullenax (Mullenax Construction) and Tim Andre (Accurate Electric), we now have the interior walls removed so our rooms are opened up so it does seem we have more elbow room.
As we know, it has been a snowy winter and the shoveling seems to be never ending, but thanks to Terry Doherty for her pitching in we have kept the walks clear and navigable. The wheelchair ramp is, alas, still unfinished. Even if we are anxious to have it completed, we have to wait for winter to lose its hold and melt the snow to get to the finishing. Volunteer Jill Hamrick also cuts hair at the senior housing as a volunteer and as the “Traveler” does not bring seniors to the thrift shop, we supply clothing items for her to take and the seniors are able to “shop” at the housing.
They have even given the shopping a name and are excited with the experience. Even the men are getting into the act. Just one more way we are giving back to the community. We are looking forward to summer (melted snow), to finish the painting of the little garage, cleaning up the yard (city dump) and hoping for donations of gravel to improve our appearance and make us all proud of our Thrift Shop.
The Rifle Thrift Shop
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