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Let’s talk trash

The sad fact is that somebody is most likely littering right now. Guess I’ll grab a trash bag and go for a walk. Feel free to do the same thing in your neighborhood.Shelley Harrisaka “Garbage Girl”Community spiritTo the editor,Last year, in the interest of supporting a worthy project and doing a good job my company volunteered to get involved with the Sierra Nevada Children’s Museum and Kidzone project. The SNCM/Kidzone project promises to be a great place for kids… when it’s ready! Unfortunately, technical issues, complex logistics, and finally a significant funding shortfall have plagued the project sincethe beginning.My company first donated a bunch of time to the project in the design phase. At some point we entered into a contract to install a high performance heating system, which is what we do, and we think we do it well. Unfortunately, we were eventually prevented from installing the system according to our original design with radiant panels in the walls and were instead required to put the heat in the floor, according to a “committee-style” decision. As heating system contractors and Energy Efficiency Consultants we know the floor system won’t work well bacause its under a 2″ thick rubberized mat. However, this situation is repairable but it will just take some more funding.And that brings us to money. The project has simply run out of funding and needs help. By example, our small company has been sitting on over $11,000 unpaid debt since last year, a burden we are not well-positioned to shoulder.It is partly born of self interest, but the purpose of this letter is to drum-up support for this worthwhile project. If there is anyone out there who has talent for fundraising or would like to make a donation, your involvement would be greatly appreciated.The project still needs a ventilation system, interior finish work, and various fixtures and such… it is not yet complete, but pretty nearly. With your help we can take it that final step toward having a great facility for kids!Please contact Barbara Wilkinson, Executive Director of The Children’s Museum at 530-587-KIDS for further information. Thank you!Peter Millar, PresidentEnergy Solutions GroupFamily Cycles For A CureTo the editor,We are seeking the support of you and your community.In the summer of 2002 our family will be cycling across the United States raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. Our group consists of three members: Brian Bennett 49, Debbie Bennett 39, and Teymoor Gedayloo 74. We are embarking on this eight-week journey of faith and endurance in memory of our family members Suzan Gedayloo and Marilyn Bennett. Our purpose is to raise $40,000 for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society which funds research and support services for patients and their families, as well as public and professional health education.Our trip begins on June 2nd by crossing The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and will end July 26th by crossing The George Washington Bridge in Manhattan, New York City. We are traveling unescorted on our bicycles; through ten states and Ontario, Canada covering 3500 miles to raise funds for The Society.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, based in White Plains, NY is the fastest growing, nationwide, non-profit, voluntary health organization. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has provided more than $240 million for research specifically targeting blood-related cancers. For additional information, contact the Society at (800) 955-4572 or visit http://www.Leukemialymphoma.org.Can you help us raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia Society? Publicity, a glass of water, a cheer, a pat on the back, or any financial support would be greatly appreciated. We will be staying in (or passing through) Truckee on June 6th and we hope to see you there.Contact information:Debbie Bennett640 Caudill St.San Luis Obispo, CA 93401805-594-1408 eve805-543-4366 daydbennett58@hotmail.com