School supply drive was a big hit

Editor:

"On behalf of all of us at CCPC, we want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who volunteered at our "Back 2 School Basics" this past Friday, August 8. We were thrilled to have over 200 volunteers donate their time to make this program possible and take students shopping! We were able to register over 500 local Park City students this year, with the goal to help each student feel confident, prepared, and ready for a successful school year.

With your support, each student left with new school clothes, coats, shoes, and school supplies (and ice cream!) which will help them feel prepared for the new school year.

We also want to give special recognition and thanks to the following groups/organizations for their generous financial sponsorship of this program: Zions Bank as the Lead Sponsor, Mountain Life Church, the Dancing Llama Foundation, and The Brink Foundation. Thank you to all!

Incredibly grateful,

Rob Harter, Executive Director

The Christian Center of Park City (CCPC)"

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A school board endorsement for Doug Payne

Editor:

It's again back to school. The best thing you can do as a parent is help secure positive school board members. I am supporting Doug Payne fervently. Doug is an educator and an advocate for Park City kids.


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I have worked for him and beside him; he's a man of honor, a Veteran who has served our country, an athlete, teacher, Administrator, public servant, father, community builder, and a kind man. Our school boards have sadly slipped into 'business machines' instead of advocates for students. Teachers have become devalued and unappreciated under a line item budget. Clearly, our teachers are the heart and soul of any school system. I believe Doug Payne will bring the life blood back to this district with a voice of reason and experience.

Let me recap that 1 out of 4 students at PCHS passed an AP test last year making our high school's pass rate the highest in the state. This is achieved by having quality teachers in positions from elementary to high school who are compensated appropriately and valued. Not since the late David Chaplin served as a school board member have teachers been a priority. It's time for a change. District 4 members, please cast your vote for Doug Payne. How I wish I could!

Laurie White

Park City

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Artists show appreciation for art festival, town

Editor:

I thought it was important to let you know how wonderful it was to visit your town once again this year as an invited artist to the Kimball Arts Festival. Last year was the first time my wife and I were able to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This year we made plans to stay over a few days and shop, dine and just enjoy the area after the show.

One of the first things I would like to mention is that your town host one of the most prestigious art shows in the Nation.

The other wonderful thing about your town is simple -- the hospitality. Shop owners were so friendly as well as the town's people. The show was by far the best organized event I have ever had the privilege to exhibit at. A huge congratulations goes to your town and the organizers of the Art Festival for making the show a huge success for all involved. It was a big undertaking that they made look simple. The volunteers were very helpful during the show, the local police did a excellent job and I must say we could not have ask for better weather.

Richard and Tina Lorenz

Bella Vista, Arkansas

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Reality check needed in Liberia and in Salt Lake

Editor:

Coming back from the grocery store I just heard a report on Public Radio that, in spite of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, that many Liberians do not believe that Ebola virus is real -- who could not immediately think of our own House of Representatives?

Nick Wright

Park City