Readers’ Corner: Feb. 22, 2010 |

Readers’ Corner: Feb. 22, 2010


We received this letter at The Union a few day ago:

“To our neighbors off McCourtney Road,

“We are new to the neighborhood, only been here about two weeks, and yesterday, we were shown what type of people live near us. Our beautiful and beloved Siberian husky was shot and killed.

“I wanted to extend my most sincere apologies for her indiscretion and also to let you know that we would have done anything to reimburse you for any damages or loss caused by her.

“Our phone numbers were on her collar, and she was a very, very sweet and friendly dog. She was as close to our hearts as a daughter. We miss her terribly and will feel her empty space for a long time to come.

“For the sake of the suffering of your community, please, reconsider pulling the trigger next time.


“Heartbroken in Penn Valley”

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Lifetime Adoption Foundation – the nonprofit adoption agency based in Penn Valley – is partnering with Disney Parks to honor volunteers across the nation.

People who perform volunteer service for a participating organization such as Lifetime Foundation will receive a free, one-day admission ticket to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park.

“As an organization that provides help for women and children in crisis, and assistance for those who want to adopt, being able to offer family fun at Disneyland fits in perfectly with our mission,” says founder Mardie Caldwell.

If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities at Lifetime Adoption Foundation, visit Be sure to read the complete program rules and guidelines for how to get your free pass; the total number of tickets is limited.

You also can call Lifetime Adoption at (530) 432-7383.

BTW, you might have seen Mardie when she was a guest on Larry King Live on Jan 29. She was talking about the surge of interest in adopting Haitian orphans – and about the children in this country who also need stable, loving homes. Watch for more from Mardie in future editions of The Union.

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call (530) 477-4230.

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