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Published: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Thankful to helpful neighbor

To the Editor:

I want to thank Brent Larsen from Shabbona for helping me early in the morning Jan. 3. I went out to get the paper without a coat. I had to use my cane to go down a few steps to retrieve the paper. In the meantime, a gust of wind blew the door shut and I was locked out. I hailed a car; no one stopped. Then I saw Brent at his grandmother’s house, so I yelled “help.” He heard me and came over. I told him to call a friend that had a key. She wasn’t home, so they called my son. He came with a key and I got in. Many thanks to Brent and his grandmother.

Mary Ellen Prestegaard


Thanks for supporting food pantry

To the Editor:

What an amazing community we live in! I want to express our thanks to all of you in this community for the support you provided with donations given at Jewel-Osco on Peace Road for the Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry. These donations made it possible for the Peace Road Jewel-Osco to organize and prepare 200 holiday meals distributed by Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry for local families in need.

These meals were above and beyond the weekly distribution of food that Salem’s food pantry gives to families. The pantry this year has provided 9,145 individual meals to 2,525 families in DeKalb County.

Thank you to all the workers and God bless all of you.

Mary Ann Best

Director, Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry

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