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Letters to the Editor June 5, 2012

Sunset students: Improvements in school food making difference

Thank you very much for your recent coverage of the organizing activities that resulted in the well-attended public meeting we held at our school on May 15.

This letter is in response to the May 17 article, “Students push for better meals.”

We are thrilled with the improvements that have been made to our school lunch program since May 21. Not only do we receive a fresh, hot entrée three days each week, we have an ample salad bar that provides us with lots of nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from.

We have noticed that more students are taking advantage of the school meal program, which means that more students are eating fresh, healthy food! We are grateful to Rodney Jahn, Judy Wangerin, and the rest of the Del Norte County School District Food Service employees for working with our committee to identify and implement our revenue neutral solutions so quickly!

We are also appreciative of our school principal, Suzie Dooley, and support staff members Jessica Phillips, Cori Allen, and Vicki Evans for working so hard to make our new school meal program a success!

It feels great to have so many adults in our community who are willing to listen and support Sunset High School students in our efforts to make ourselves healthier.

Maria Raya, junior

Ashley Erbeck, junior

Sunset High School


Alexander a good man who doesn’t deserve persecution

I agree with Summer Moore-Clawson’s May 24 letter, “We know who Alexander is, but not his critics in hiding.”

We do know who District Attorney Jon Alexander is! The reality of Jon Alexander is a caring and dedicated person that has overcome the stigma and illness of drug abuse. Let it go and believe in the reality of Jon’s success in conquering this horrible addiction.

I for one am proud of Jon, and have seen the heartbreak of what is happening to him. We should all encourage him to continue the fight against the bureaucracy of others in trying to destroy his dedication.

Jon not only gives his time, but money, to support the Jordan Recovery Center and the patients that are fighting to overcome the addiction of drugs. This shows the dedication he has established to the cause of turning away drugs in Del Norte County and, not just in the courtroom.

I have personally seen Jon at functions that our former DA would never be seen at. Supporting causes that many think of as trivial is a priority for Jon as all of our programs in Del Norte County are important.

Support is important to the survival of many programs, from local charities to the Soroptimist group that functions in a large way in Del Norte County.

I believe that the rumors behind the persecution of Jon have been brought forth to break Jon’s spirit, however, it has made Jon a stronger DA, and more dedicated to the county of Del Norte. I for one support Jon in all of his endeavors to better our county, and re-establish the laws as they are written.

Ms. Clawson you are right, this is not my town, or your town, but the people’s town and we did vote for Jon. I do believe that Jon’s middle name is “Perseverance.”

 Marilyn Strasser



Mistake in headline — ‘Hupa’ correct spelling for the people

It took me hours to realize what was wrong with your May 31 headline, “Hoopas: A new effort with dams.”

The land is Hoopa. The people are Hupas. So the headline should have started, “Hupas ...” I know, for I went to school there my first and second grades, starting the fall of 1949. That is dating me.

Ronald Thompson

Crescent City


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