Letters to editor: Vote Hubbard for NPPD Board

Dear Editor:
The upcoming elections will be here soon. Please vote for Sheila Hubbard, my friend for many years, for the NPPD Board. Sheila has an abundant amount of energy and will work to provide an intelligent and practical view to help keep NPPD up-to-date and our power resources a priority.
As you may know, Sheila has always been a hard worker and has invested herself to help others around her. Over the years she served others as a teacher, counselor, professional mediator, 4-H leader, religious education teacher, and member of York City Council.
Please vote for Sheila for the NPPD Board. She will be on our side - the side of affordable and reliable electricity for our area.
Debra J. Anderson


Prayer event cancelled, though prayer is not

Dear Editor:
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, 2020 would have been our community’s 29th annual prayer breakfast for the National Day of Prayer.  Because of COVID-19, plans have changed:
The Prayer Breakfast is cancelled. PRAYER IS NOT!
We will not be able to meet together physically, but our prayers can be gathered and presented to God in the strongest way imaginable. All day long, not just for an hour in the morning, let us pray for leaders in today’s world.  Pray for leaders around the world, our nation, our state and locally. Pray for leaders and heroes in churches, schools, and families, as well as those in the medical, first-responder, research, and service communities.  
Pray for health, wisdom, discernment, faith, and compassion in all aspects of their lives, as well as your own. And please don’t stop praying at the end of the day Thursday -- continue each and every day. A good habit is hard to break!
Pray as you go about your daily routine. Do you drive or walk past the courthouse, the hospital and clinic, the city offices, fire station, police station, and ambulance barn, apartments and long-term care facilities for our older residents, schools and child-care facilities? Take a moment to stop and pray for those working and living there.  
Think of those serving you by delivering mail, providing groceries and prescriptions, meals, utilities, basic necessities, and all those items we enjoy.  Take a moment to stop and pray for those people. Consider taking a walk and praying for your neighbors. It is okay if you don’t know their exact needs. A general prayer is heard and translated into help. And be assured that someone is praying for you!
We are learning to not take things for granted and to appreciate all that God has given us. Thank Him daily and have a real conversation with Him. That means taking time to listen to how He wants you to help others.
Thank you for joining me in prayer,
Patti Kell,
Food pantry support
apprecaited during crisis
Dear Editor:
On behalf of the board of directors, Food Pantry helpers and the clients we serve, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to so many individuals and businesses for your monetary support during this recent COVID-19 crisis.  
For more than 25 years, the Hamilton County Food Pantry has been serving residents of Hamilton County. We truly appreciate your continued commitment to help us serve our neighbors.
During a time that is unprecedented for all, we can find comfort in the fact that we live in such a supportive and generous community. We, at the Food Pantry, have had to change some ways of operation in order to keep ourselves and our clients safe. Because of the support received, the money you give stays right here supporting our local businesses.  
Because the schools and several other organizations had to close, we lost out on many food drives normally held during this time. Those drives would help carry us through the summer months. Summertime seems to be when we have the most need. Kids are home from school and do not receive the benefit of school lunches.
Thanks to the public schools in our area, they have been providing lunches to those who request them. However, as the school year comes to a close, those benefits will no longer be available so we know that families will need our assistance even more.
We have been notified that the annual Channel 10/11 Can-Care-A-Van that normally spends a day with us in June here in Aurora has been postponed. Date(s) have yet to be determined. In the past, this food drive has proven to be a huge benefit to our mission and supports us through the summer months ahead. So only with your help can we continue to provide the level of support our residents need.  
Thank you again for your generosity! We take great pride in our mission and our accomplishments, but we couldn’t do it without all of you!
Hamilton County Strong!
Gloria Carlson,
Hamilton County Food Pantry board chairman

Thank you for article on 1980-81 track champions
Dear Editor:
Dear Richard Rhoden: I thoroughly enjoyed the article about the 1980 Aurora state champion track team. It brought back many wonderful memories of one of the best ever Class B track teams. Your review of a great number of outstanding performances recorded in 1980 and 1981 is testimony to the quality performances by that team.
A couple of additional marks worth mentioning included Lee Carter as state champion in the 300 meter low hurdles; recording a state record time of 37.8 in the only year this event was contested. In the still standing state record 1600 relay Keith Turner replaced Todd Regier, who had run on the the relay in the district meet. The mile relay had run 3.22.1 in the district meet. That converted to a metric time of 3.21.0, which was actually faster than the state record time, but was not recognized because it was run over the slightly longer mile relay distance.
Thank you again for your article and the recognition of a great track and field team.
John Farrand,

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