Shreve: Vote for Marrett for FH Port Commission

Barbara Marrett is a perfect match for the Port Commission, which is exactly why she has held the position for the last 12 years. As a long-time boater herself, she understands the needs and wants of boaters. She cares about the stewardship of the port–both its functionality and its aesthetics. Moreover, after living on the island for nearly 40 years, she knows and appreciates the public she represents. Here are a few of her qualities that come to mind after knowing and working with her on a number of community projects over the past 19 years:

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Meenan: Please support SJPSF Phone-a-thon

The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the fall fundraising campaign of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) is underway. Non-profit and all volunteers, the SJPSF has a simple mission: support K-12 public education on San Juan Island by raising community funds that supplement increasingly uncertain state and federal funding. Virtually all funds we raise support resources that our educators deem critical to sustain and improve the quality of our children’s education.

Many local businesses have generously purchased ads in our popular annual school directory through our Business Partnership program. Proceeds benefit students through updated textbooks, science materials, musical instrument repairs, coding kits, field trips, and reading programs, just to name a few of the many resources we support. Our students and their families thank our Business Partners, and we encourage the community to support them in return.

On October 16-17, the SJPSF will also hold our annual Phone-A-Thon. High school students, their parents, faculty and staff, and other volunteers will call community members (maybe you!) to ask for their financial support. Although many organizations are worthy of your generosity, I urge you to support the mission of public education, and celebrate with us its importance to the future of our children and our island community. Thanks for your support!

Rich Meenan

President, San Juan Public Schools Foundation

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Bevens: Phone-a-thon Oct. 16 and 17

Please give generously when the Public Schools Foundation calls you. Every penny counts toward books, supplies and classroom items that aren’t normally covered by school district funds. As you all know money is tight since the Legislature did not fully fund public education. We are facing a tight school year.

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Fraker: Supports Carver Friday Harbor Port Commission

I am privileged to know Keith and his family and would like to recommend him as the next Port Commissioner. Keith is a technically oriented guy who is a former manufacturer and seller of his products. He knows how to deal with the difficult decisions that need to be made by the Port at the marina and the airport. He is a friendly an approachable man who wants the best for San Juan Island and is capable of making it happen. Ask him what he thinks of the Port buying Jensens’ Marina and ask the people who work for the Port who they would like to see in the position of Port Commissioner.

Rand Fraker

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Scott: Supports Lindstrum for Hospital District Commission

Anna Lisa Lindstrum has my enthusiastic support for Commissioner of our hospital district, Position #2. She has the knowledge, commitment, and energy to ably fill the position of retiring commissioner Barbara Sharp, and ensure that there are three strong voices for reproductive rights and death with dignity on the board. Planned Parenthood Votes (the political arm of Planned Parenthood) had endorsed Anna Lisa.

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Johnson: Vote for Lindstrum for Hospital District Commission

I am writing this letter in support of Anna Lisa Lindstrum for commissioner of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1. Anna Lisa has the skill set necessary to be an effective commissioner on our local hospital board. She is a trained CNA having worked in the health care field, she has volunteered on other local boards, and she is the general manager of an island business so understands the budgeting processes. Anna Lisa is running for the seat vacated by Barbara Sharp.

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