We would like to thank our Little League coaches and organization for a great season.
This was our first year as Little League parents and we were impressed with the positive attitude of all involved. Coaches and their families and friends worked hard to make this season fun.
Our coaches consistently displayed patience, excellent skill-building, appropriate sportsmanship, and used positive, appropriate language with our kids. We deeply appreciated our coaches’ positive approach and the way they used mistakes as opportunities for learning.
Overall the kids involved had great role models and in the case of our team, wonderful coaching with respect to basic skills. It would seem that this positive, teaching outlook was not limited to our team. Other coaches and parents appeared to behave in the same positive and appropriate manner.
Imagine my shock, then, when at our last game on Saturday, the coach of the opposing team behaved inappropriately. One of his team members threw the bat. The rule in our league is that if you throw the bat you’re out.
Our coach pointed this out to the opposing coach. The other coach became irrationally angry and used foul language in front of the kids and parents.
We remembered seeing him conducting practice with his team and being rude and aggressive, calling them inappropriate names and bullying them into performing.
At this game, the opposing coach appeared to refuse to work things out with our coach. He also appeared to be picking a fight with coach Macwatters. The game was called due to the opposing coach’s behavior.
About 20 boys, their parents, and grandparents missed their last game of the season.
We are so grateful that our son was on Coach Macwatters’ and Coach Moenoa’s team.
Looking for vehicle involved in hit and run
My daughter was involved in a hit and run accident on Wednesday, June 1.
She was traveling east on Highway 92 when a burgundy truck with matching canopy driving west decided to turn in front of her on Callow Road, cutting her off.
My daughter was unable to stop and smashed her front passenger side into his right rear and was thrown out into oncoming traffic.
Luckily, she was able to gain control and get back into her lane and pull off the road. The truck turned the corner and sped off before anyone could get his license plate number or make and model of truck.
Thank goodness she was not hurt, but unfortunately her car was totaled.
If you have any information regarding someone whose vehicle fits this description (the canopy and tailgate may have been removed) we would appreciate if you would call us at 425-335-1299.
We would also like to thank everyone who stopped to help her and see if she was okay, including the bus driver and the woman who tried to follow him down Callow Road.
Charitable contributions should come from the heart, not the government
The Executive’s Office recently announced receiving $2.2 million from the federal government and distributing it between 23 projects designed to end homelessness. Of course it is the fifth year to receive federal funds and we still have some small level of homelessness, not really much of a war that way.
I looked at the projects, charities, and realized that is some of my money. Funny thing is, I don’t remember telling the federal government or Executive Reardon he could use my money for charity.
I am not saying these charities are not important and that they don’t do good work, but the government cannot be charitable with our money.
Charity comes from an individual’s heart and their goodwill, if the government took less money and returned more to the citizens we could decide for ourselves what to do with our own money.
I don’t remember voting for certain charities in the last election cycle and would rather choose for myself and not allow the government to do it for me.
The federal government spends more money in welfare and entitlements than it takes in from taxpayers, this all before it actually pays for its constitutional duties.
Government is not the solution but instead the elected officials use government and its money collected from individuals to maintain power over people who become dependent on it. Do not confuse governments stated goals with its intended goals.
Government has destroyed the tools and authority that would allow the poor to pull themselves out of poverty. The government should only protect us from fraud and force, our freedoms come from our humanity and God (or whatever being you believe in).
We control our own destinies and government will only doom us to dependency and therefore take away our freedom.
Tell your elected officials and representatives that you will decide what is best to do with your own money and they only need to do the basic functions of government.
Local caregivers, first responders do an amazing job
On Friday, May 13, 2011, I learned firsthand about the amazing caregivers we have here in our community and the impact they have on people who need help. This was the day that I had a heart attack.
I work at Country Dawn Child Care. On Friday morning my day started out like most days, until I began feeling pressure on my chest. At first I thought, maybe I should lie down, then maybe I should go home, then maybe I am in real trouble.
My boss, Julie Bliven, looked at me and suggested that calling 911 was the thing to do. She happened to have been right.
The aid car was at the door within four minutes. That’s when the amazing professionalism, care and service began.
The next two hours were perfectly choreographed with calm, precise expertise. My fear was alleviated with the reassurance I was in good hands.
The EMT’s and paramedics monitored me, gave me baby aspirin, nitro glycerin and then they told me in a matter-of-fact way that I was indeed having a heart attack. They drove me to the hospital with sirens blaring, holding my hand and monitoring my condition all the way.
Once at the hospital, they rolled me in, told me that my husband Gary was there waiting to kiss me before wheeling me into surgery. I was awake during the entire procedure. It was all done, angioplasty and stint before I even knew that they had started. Dr. Price did an amazing job!
The nurses, housekeeper and food server were all terrific, making my stay at the hospital comfortable and enjoyable. Each one of them took a scary situation and made it all OK.
I thank each and every person who assisted me and saved my life. You are all angels! Thank you from the bottom of my newly healed heart!