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Letters to the Editor 3-20-13


Best Medicine
On Jan. 29, 2013, our daughter, Camille Hunsaker Trimble, was in a horrific car accident that nearly took her life.
This accident, although horrible, has shown us a side of our Bear River Valley community we were not completely aware of prior to this event.
Camille, her husband, Derek, and Scott and I have had such an unbelievable show of concern, prayers, faith and fasting in our behalf.
The outpouring from the community has been in Camille’s own words, “the best medicine and therapy I could have ever received.”
We so much want to say thank you, although it seems so inadequate, to all those people who have sent cards, money, prayers, treats, food and so many good wishes.  We have truly appreciated all has been offered.
We would like to give special a thank you to Cody Winn, who has our eternal gratitude, to Fielding and Tremonton fire departments, to Bear River Valley and McKay-Dee hospitals and Sunshine Terrace Rehabilitation for all the wonderful care.
We want to thank Malt-O-Meal Company for its generous support; Marcie Owen, Tawnie Erickson and the Bear River Hi-Steppers for sharing their Spring Show with Camille.  Camille and Derek appreciate the community support and donations from that evening.
From our family tragedy, we have been reminded of the beauty of community and the amazing people who make up this wonderful place.  We have tried many times to express gratitude and the words do not seem big enough, so we will just say a heartfelt THANK YOU!

Heidi Hunsaker

Life is a Gift
My son was born with half a heart. The only way to ‘fix’ it is to get a new one from someone else. Thankfully he’s not sick enough yet to be listed and great doctors have bought him some time.
It’s heartbreaking to think that someone else will lose a loved one to save mine. The truth is,  it happens every day. While I never wish for someone to experience that pain, I am extremely grateful for those, who in the midst of a heartbreaking trial, give the gift of life.
I have personally felt the effects of this gift. My son is the recipient of donor tissue. I have watched children both receive and give lifesaving organs. I’ve also watched families wait for that gift and not receive it in time.
Being a part of this ‘heart world,’ as we call our new reality, has opened my eyes and my heart. I was a donor before out of obligation, or maybe even guilt. I’m a donor now because I know what a gift life is.
Have the conversation with your families tonight, including your children. Make your wishes known. Say YES by going to sayyesutah.org

Traci Bulkley
Pleasant Grove

Lost Opportunity
The revenue from the proposed hog plant would make a huge impact on the community, providing needed funding, jobs, a larger tax base and, most important, it helps the small American farmer stay in business.
When corporate farms raise the food you eat, they can ask any price they want for their product because there won’t be any competition.  Food doesn’t come from the grocery store; it begins and ends with agriculture.
Currently pigs from northern Utah are sent to Twin Falls for slaughter.  Why wouldn’t we want to keep this revenue in our area?
Slaughter houses are regulated by the FDA.  They are clean and rodents and other vermin are controlled.  There is an enormous hog plant in southern Utah a half mile from a school.
There are few complaints about his plant.  Hog production has come a long way in the last 20 years.  Animals are well fed and cared for in order to generate revenue for farming in our area.
In these economic times, can the people of Tremonton afford to turn down this offer to help them help themselves?  We complain about the waste in Washington, but we are no better if we turn down this opportunity.
Time never stands still.  We can’t settle for what happened in the past.  We must constantly move forward to improve our way of life.  Please help this plant make northern Utah a better choice for our future.

Nancy Griffin
Brigham City

New Sign
So, people who work at processing plants and make only 30K a year are not good enough for Tremonton? Good to know what you really think of your neighbors.
Be sure to take that good Christian attitude with you to your pretty, new, multi-million dollar temple in Brigham City.
A new sign for Tremonton?
“A progressive and friendly town” (To a certain type of people).

Conan Adamson



2 comments for “Letters to the Editor 3-20-13

  1. Derek
    March 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My name is Derek, and I work at one of the fast food restraunts in Tremonton. At 7:45 Sunday the 24th, three Box Elder County Sherriff’s deputies came in and ate at my work. They arrived at 7:45. I went on break at 8:15, and noticed they had not turned their vehicles off. After 30 minutes, I went back to work, and still the cars were still idling. They left at 8:45, and for that whole hour two SUV’s and one truck were just sitting with their engines running. This is an outrage. The law, as taken from the Deptarment of Energy website is as follows:
    “dling of any unattended vehicle is prohibited in Utah. Violators are subject to a penalty of up to $750 and/or up to 90 days imprisonment. Drivers on Utah roads are also encouraged to avoid excessive idling, which, as a general rule, is more than 10 to 15 seconds for passenger vehicles.”
    Even if somehow the Police are exempt from this law, the fact remains that gas is at $3.36. This is a waste of taxpayer money. As a citizen I am sick of Police thinking because they enforce the law, they are above it.

  2. Wes
    March 25, 2013 at 11:28 am


    Are you aware what it takes to reboot and restart all of the computers in a police car? Also if there is an emergency the police need to be ready in an instant; as for them patronizing the place of business where you are employed maybe show a little support. They show support to you and your employer to keep you in a job that obviously you are thankless for. Have a nice day.

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