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McKinleyville Senior Center thanks supporters

On behalf of the McKinleyville Senior Center I want to thank our local business community and individuals for their generous donations of plants that made our May Plant Sale a success:

Debbie and Sandy of Rite Aid; Orchids for the People; Singing Tree Gardens; A & L Feed; Murphy’s Market (Trinidad); Miller Farms; Dows Prarie Grange (Kathy); Grocery Outlet (employees planted seeds).

The list of individual donors is partial, because several people donated without leaving a name. The first donation was from Laurel North, who was with the AARP tax preparation; Andrew Jones; Mary Stevens; Bertha Herd; Sanda Berry; Franzisca Jefferies; Barbara Tiberi; Gladys Burritt; Frankie Freitas, and others.Your support of the McKinleyville Senior Center is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Evelyn Fuller, McKinleyville

There’s no good reason to lock children up — ever

I remember being a kid. It was the early 1950s. We liked Ike, big time. I thought all presidents were good. You know, “I like Ike,” which was a popular political slogan.

One day, I brought home a little plastic statue of President Truman as a present for my daddy. When he grew angry, I remember feeling puzzled and hurt. I asked my mom why. After she talked to dad, he cooled down.

Kids can’t understand grown-up stuff. Their job is to grow up, which is a tall order in itself. Adult details are beyond them. It’s not in their experience yet, for the most part. It’s the ride that counts. Is it good or harmful? It doesn’t matter whether it’s Republican or Democrat, for example, especially for kids.

It doesn’t matter about the language or country, per se. It’s all about the ride.

So there’s no reason to lock kids up, especially without proper food, clothing, exercise, education or compassion, without love or hope or family. Ever.

Hassanah Nelson, Arcata

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