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Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Maternity Suites thanks local businesses

To the Editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the businesses who contributed a basket for the family of the First New Year Baby of 2013. We are very grateful to the continued support of local businesses and organizations. Their ongoing support will not be forgotten. 

Thank you to: Valley West Maternity Suites; Aishling Obstetrics & Gynecology; A Beautiful You; Trinity Women’s Health Care; John Acardo, DeKalb County Clerk Recorder; Johnson’s Floral & Gift; Balloons Aloft; Admire Salon; Vitality Salon & Spa; Idle Hour Bowling Lanes; Rosati’s Pizza, Sandwich; Hoadley’s Hallmark; Art’s Supermarket; Fox Valley YMCA, Sandwich; Sandwich Library; Pizza Hut, Sandwich; Studio One Salon and Spa; Johnny K’s; Sante Fe Restaurant; Village Courtyard; Platinum Tan; Leo’s Trophies, Awards & Engraving; Gene’s Pizza; Laura Towle Photography; and Pamela Miller, licensed massaged therapist.

To learn more about Valley West Maternity Suites, call 815-786-3760.

Carrie Paull, RN, MSN

Manager, Maternity Suites

Valley West Community Hospital


Assistance is appreciated

To the Editor:

How truly blessed I am – more than that, truly doubly blessed!

People may think due to my physical situation, which includes multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes and other various and sundry afflictions, I claim truly double blessedness.

I say this because I have two of the kindest, competent people assisting me in performing and accomplishing the tasks needed to sustain and continue whatever my lifestyle requires for my well being. These two angels are Dora Rodriguies and Hannah Thompson. The house cleaning, transporting me to stores, hospitals, doctors, clinics and any place I need and are required to visit, are done by them with the most pleasant of attitudes and care.

Most of all, Dora and Hannah and their children with whom I have become much attached, are the make-up of the best support group anyone could have. In the quiet confines of my apartment their participation in discussions about current events, philosophical ideas, health issues, and yes, even sports are the quintessential events of my life.

Yes, truly I am doubly blessed, who wouldn’t be.

David Lindquist

DeKalb

Thank you for birthday wishes

To the Editor:

A sincere thank-you to everyone who sent a card, called or stopped by to wish me a happy 90th birthday! It meant a lot! I wish you all the best! Also, thank you to the Chronicle and The MidWeek.

Thelma (Adolph) Miller

DeKalb

Good Samaritans came to our rescue

To the Editor:

On Jan. 5, the first Saturday of the year 2013, in the parking lot in front of the Target store on Sycamore Road, we met a couple of good Samaritans.

With our shopping completed, we were ready to head home. Problem: our car wouldn’t start. With the temperature hovering at 32 degrees – a drizzle of rain and snow falling, bone-chilling winds increasing – the prospect for finding aid was not promising. Everywhere, everyone was hurrying toward the shelter of their cars. Nevertheless, when two people approached their car on our right, we asked for help. Without an instant’s hesitation they flew into action!

Determining that their cables would not reach our terminals, they stood, waiting patiently in that miserable weather until the driver on our left moved out and they were able to position their car closer to ours. It took several unsuccessful “tries” and then, finally we were up and running. With hurried hand shakes, a few hugs and encouraging smiles they sent us on our way.

We have lived in the Sycamore-DeKalb area all of our years. Thank you, Don and Anita Teague of Sycamore, for your kindness in reminding us of something we have known all along. What a privilege and special blessing it is to live a lifetime in a community of caring citizens. Thanks and Happy New Year.

R&R Niebergall

DeKalb

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