Letters to the Editor – May 30, 2013

Residents give to food drive

Dear Editor, 

Once again, Ruby Valley residents responded generously to the U.S. Postal Service’s annual food drive.  Local postmasters in Alder, Sheridan, Silver Star, Twin Bridges, and Virginia City collected a combined total of 500 pounds of nonperishable food donations for the Ruby Valley Food Pantry on Saturday, May 11.  We received a wide variety of canned goods and dried food staples – literally, everything from soup to nuts.

On behalf of the Food Pantry’s board of directors, thank you ALL.  The clients we serve never fail to thank us when they receive our food assistance.  In the coming weeks, their words of appreciation will pass through us, to you – each postmaster, and each household who donated to the food drive.

The Ruby Valley Food Pantry welcomes all in need of basic food supplies.  We serve the “greater” community, from roughly Virginia City to Silver Star.  We are open every Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.  The New Beginnings Christian Fellowship provides us space for our program.  The Pantry is located in the Church, at 114 N. Main Street in Sheridan (across the street from the Ruby Valley National Bank).

Year-round, the Food Pantry accepts donations of cash, commercially processed meat, canned goods and other nonperishable foods, and basic hygiene items (like toothpaste and toothbrushes).  We operate without government support.  Monetary donations may be mailed to the Ruby Valley Food Pantry, P.O. Box 637, Sheridan, MT  59749.  Donations are tax-deductible.

For questions or an emergency food need, please contact 842-7161 or 842-5783.


Doris Fischer

President, Ruby Valley Food Pantry


Ennis graduate thanks community

A simple thank you is so inadequate….

How do you properly thank so many teachers, coaches and friends for all they have done for me throughout out my life?  Thank you to my nursery school teachers all the way through my senior year. Your hard work and dedication in teaching me the skills I need to succeed in this life have been greatly appreciated. Many great memories lie within the walls of EHS with my friends in the classrooms, on the field and courts with my fellow athletes and coaches.

I wish to sincerely thank the scholarship committees for having faith in me and awarding me their 2013 scholarships. Earl Holt, Rose McGee, Imerys Talc, Ennis Lions Club, The Women’s Club, Ennis True Value and Titan Inc. Your generous scholarships will greatly help me as I continue to work hard and “spread my wings” in the aviaition field that has been my passion since I was young.

I am grateful and thankful for all of you, and I am proud to be an Ennis Mustang 2013 graduate!



Tucker Ott


Thank you 

I would like to sincerely thnak all of the friends, families and community members that gave so that I was able to participate in American Legion Baseball.

Jen and Mike Green, Leif and Julie Funston, David and Dulcie Clark, Colleen and Jim McNally, Scott and Traci Schiccetti, Whitney Lake, Chief and Stacy Croy, Al Arpin, Collin and Jessie Rice, Gary and Kim Croy, Terry and Marilyn Jenkins, Chad and Deb Coffman, Marlene Moen, and Laura and Chad Dickenson.

I will do my best to represent our community and make all of you proud.



Jake Lohrenz

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