To the Editor:

The Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of CASA of the Tri-Peaks would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the Vines family and The Grapevine Restaurant for their generosity and support in hosting the CASA dinner fundraiser on Sept. 15.

The event raised $5,241, which will help ensure abused and neglected children in our local court systems are in safe and nurturing homes.

The dinner was a delicious four-course meal prepared by Chef Shane Henderson, Executive Chef of Ben E. Keith Foods and Chef Keith Burmylo. We would like to genuinely thank the wonderful chefs, as well as David Newman of Ben E. Keith Foods and Rick Gammill for the superb cuisine from the kitchen. We would also like to thank Rusty Mathis, CEO of Ben E. Keith Foods, for making this event possible.

A very special thanks goes out to Kenny, Lisa, Jordan and Jon Vines, Alan and Jaime Jackson and Christian, Jenna, and Reagan Lowery for hosting and serving at the dinner. Your loving support in hosting this event is truly appreciated. We are also extremely grateful for those who graciously volunteered as waitstaff: Boyd Hicks, Joey McGarrah, Levi Koch, Laura Beth Simon-Bauer, Kimberly Patterson, and Daisy Mitchell. We would also like to thank Cash Krueger and Grant McKenzie, students from Subiaco Academy, who volunteered in the kitchen washing dishes.

Finally, we would like to thank Mark, Janice and Ashley Goodson for generously donating your time and especially for the use of your tableware during the dinner. We would also like to thank the members of our community who attended and made a substantial contribution to support the mission of CASA of the Tri-Peaks, helping children.

Barbi Yarnell and Tracy Richey

North Logan County Friends of CASA, Co-Chairs

To The Editor:

Our high school band has been invited to represent the state of Arkansas in the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert Series. The concert series will be held at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. This is part of the 70th Anniversary commemoration of D-Day.

The Paris Band Booster’s Club would like to thank the community for coming out to the spaghetti supper that was held on Aug. 23. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Paris Band Booster’s Club will be having our annual Frontier’s Day Pancake Breakfast. This will be held at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased from band members or at the door. Take out boxes will also be available.

The money from our fundraisers, concession stand, and generous donations from the community will go toward the band’s trip to Washington, D.C.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cory Mikel, Band Director Jarrod Davis, Assistant Band Director Kevin Heavin, President Shawna Clayton, Vice President Matthew Brown, Concession Stand Susan Brown, Secretary and Treasurer Carla Suiter, Volunteer Coordinator

To the Editor:

I would like to give a special thanks to Master Made Tanks, Ross Kent, Lowes, the city of Paris and all of the friends and family that donated and lent support for my Eagle project of renovating the Jack Hatcher Memorial Gun Range. This was much appreciated and would not have happened if these generous people would not have helped and sponsored this project.

Ryan Moore