Letters

Collier's Cross Country Trek

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Dear editor,

This summer, I will be riding my bicycle 3,600 miles to raise money for a worthy cause – to help families have the security of owning a simple, decent home. But I need your help to make my trek a success.

I’m participating in the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, which has raised more than $835,000 since 2008 to fight poverty housing. Proceeds from the ride go to the nonprofit Fuller Center for Housing, which works in partnership with families in the United States and 17 other countries to help them build or repair homes.

In the United States alone, more than 95 million people suffer from substandard or unaffordable housing conditions. We can do better.

Freinds of the Bluffton Public Library Membership Drive

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Dear Bluffton News readers,
We invite you to show your support of the Bluffton Public Library during our Friends of the Library Membership Drive for 2014. Your participation will highlight the importance of library resources for lifelong learning.

In 2013 the Friends provided financial support for:

- Installation of power-assisted door openers, giving “Access to All”
- Children’s activities and summer reading programs
- Professional meeting expenses for the staff
- Refreshments and materials for library events

You can join the Friends by making a $5.00 membership donation made payable to Friends of the Bluffton Public Library. We also invite you to fill out a membership form including a few questions that will help us serve the library and community more effectively. We always appreciate new ideas and more people to help with our activities.

Bluffton Elementary PTO Thank You

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A HUGE THANK YOU!

The Bluffton Elementary School PTO would like to say thank you to the Bluffton community, all of the businesses listed below, the elementary school staff, teachers, students, parents and families that donated their time, baked goods, and items for the classroom themed baskets and anyone else we may have forgotten that helped to support our Bakery Bingo event.  This event wouldn’t be possible without you!!! 
 
*MARATHON GAS STATION
*GROVE SKATELAND
*SOUTHGATE BOWLING LANES
*FIRST NATIONAL BANK
*COMMUNITY MARKET
*BLUFFTON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
*VERIZON
*COMFORT INN
*TACO BELL
*CIRLE K GAS STATION
*SHELL
*KIRTLAND’S
*POLISHED
*GROVES BEARS
*CHASE BANK
*DTR
*ARBY’S
*CARTRIDGE WORLD
*DIAMOND MANUFACTURING
*TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
*MCDONALD’S
*CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

Thanks, Coach

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Thank you, Coach Dennis Lee.

Thank you for being the coach of Bluffton H.S. football for 27 years. Thank you for doing that job in a very professional manner. Thank you for providing positive leadership for the young student athletes who played for you; for showing them what self-discipline, accepting one’s role, being responsible, and having fun winning football games, is all about.

It is rare for someone to be a head coach of a major sport of a high school for 27 years, and in those 27 years you have done a very good job. You should be proud of all the accomplishments your football program has achieved. I am sure that the dozens and dozens of former players feel good about having played for the Pirates and have learned a lot being a part of a team, and have transferred the values they learned to become successful people in life.

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