Page 20 The INDEPENDENT, April 16, 2009 Letters Beaches Art Contest for children From page 3 to their loved ones and our communities. Some of our services include: • 24 hour crisis line • Emergency shelter • On-site counseling • Support groups • Court watch • Domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy • Life skills class • Community presentations • Training for professionals • Volunteer training and op- portunities. CCWRC welcomes dona- tions. All donations are tax de- ductible and can be made by cash, check, or stock alloca- tion, through St. Helens Com- munity Federal Credit Union. Simply mail your donation to the address below, or if you have further questions please call. We accept donations of clothing, furniture, tools, and household items. Please call our Starting Over Store for do- nation hours and current needs. Volunteers have always been an integral part of our or- ganization. Volunteer opportu- nities include direct service, of- fice support, fund raising, and board membership. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our business line. In addition, we offer a num- ber of presentations and train- ing on sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Please call our business line for more information. Please feel free to contact us at: 503-397-7110 Business line, 503-397-6161 Crisis line, 503-366-0325 Starting Over Store, www.noexcuse4abuse. com, P.O. Box 22, St. He- lens Or 97051. Shannon E. Dilley Sexual Assault Advocate Columbia County Women’s Resource Center Follow God’s word or repeat history To the Editor: It is said that if you don’t know history, you are bound to repeat it. It seems to me that we are on that road in the good old U.S.A. Many thousand years ago, God incubated a nation in Egypt. He sent Joseph to Egypt as a slave, and by his blessing made him second in command to the Pharaoh. He brought his family to Egypt, and they prospered until they got another Pharaoh, who made them slaves. After 450 years, things got so grievous that they cried out to God, who had spent eighty years prepar- ing a man. His name was Moses, and he was to rescue this nation out of Egypt. With miracle after miracle they were led out; crossing the red sea on dry land, bringing water out of a rock, feeding them manna, and clearing all enemies out of the way. After 40 years in the wilderness, Moses brought them across the Jordan River at flood stage on dry ground, fought their battles W illiams M etal F ab Custom Fabrication & Welding All Metals Including Stainless Steel & Aluminum Portable W ELDING A VAILABLE 5 0 3 - 4 2 9 - 8 4 3 1 17819 Noakes Rd., Vernonia, Oregon for them, and gave them cities already built. They were ruled by Judges, and when a Judge died they went back to idolatry, and were invaded by their neighbor. Then God would raise up another Judge. (ten or twelve times.) After so many Judges, the people wanted a King. All but about eight Kings did evil in the sight of the Lord. The fourth King got the King- dom split, and they turned their back on God. God told Assyria to go and conquer them. That was the last of that nation! Judah had more Godly Kings, until the people turned their back on God, and He fi- nally said to King Nebuchad- nezzar, go conquer Judah. This was the last of their real power as a nation! Fast forward to the sixteen hundreds when the Americas were being settled. The bulk of the people came to the new world to get away from perse- cution for their trust in Jesus Christ. The Colonies were founded and settled by Chris- tians (Believers in the God of the Bible). When they had fought and secured their free- dom from England, they wrote the Constitution from the book of Deuteronomy. God blessed the U.S.A. like no other nation in history. Just like Israel did, when our nation became afflu- ent, we as a nation turned our back on God. We have mur- dered fifty million of our babies, we have allowed up to twenty million illegal aliens to invade our borders, we have turned to a Homosexual bent, (which has caused the demise of every civ- ilization) and we have allowed pornography to run rampant! Why would God (Whom many deny exists) not do the same to America, in judgement??? America turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ!!! Keith Carpenter Scappoose From page 11 To be eligible, entries must: • Be original works of art that convey the clean beaches theme, show imagination and creativity, and have a descrip- tive title or caption attached; • Be created on plain white paper no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches; • Have a completed entry Honor roll, cont. From page 11 Roberts, Sierra Roberts, Byron Schorzman, Sicily Scott, Daniel Shaw, Sara Stern, Dal- ton Stevens, Kacy Strand, Mckenzie Tarkalson, Nicole Thompson, Katie Wilson, Bethany Workman, and Re- bekah Young. Honors, 3.25-3.49 – Joseph Benes, Gillian Cheney, Kaylee Dalebroux, Jacob Dixon, Jed Douglas, Jayme Due, Suin Jang, Brandon Krause, Alyssa Loggins, Samantha Morgan, Timothy Pillow, Justin Rainbolt, Matias Singers, Zachary Smith, Katy Stevens, Levi Tim- merman, Shyla Tungwenuk, and Fabian Waldman. Honorable Mention, 3.00- 3.24 – Kahli Anderson, Jesse Armstrong, Janda Barber, Kelsey Brown, Genesis Castro, Ashley Cavett, Alexandria Chadek, Zachery Dyer, Amber Eastlick, Cody Eaton, Robin Elliott, Danyell Freeman, Joseph Hales, Brandon Herd, Megan Hieronimus, Quinlan Johansen, Christopher John- ston, Kayleigh Johnston, Oliver Kocura, Jacob Levenseller, Breonna Maldonado, Tara Os- trander, Courtney Paden, Park- er Roach, Ariel Rock, Megan Rock, Travis Rosenstiel, Sean Solberg, Chantel Szlavich, and Dylan Vaughn. State Farm ® Providing Insurance and Financial Services Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710 Bunny Girt, Agent 1229 N. Adair PO Box 543 Cornelius, OR 97113-0543 Bus 503-357-3131 Fax 503-357-9667 firstname.lastname@example.org form attached to the back of the artwork; and • Be received by May 15. The 2008 winner was Pay- ton Smith, a fifth-grader at the Lighthouse School in North Bend. Contest details and entry forms are available on the Web at http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ beaches/artcontest.shtml or can be obtained by calling Jen- nifer Ketterman at 971-673- 0431. Health, cont. From page 8 costing the state more. She be- lieves the Oregon legislature will expand insurance cover- age for the poor and enact some of the reforms suggested by the Oregon Health Care Board this year, despite the state budget crisis. The report, “Americans at Risk,” is online at www.fami- liesusa.org. WEATHER REPORT MARCH 2009 DATE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 TEMPERATURE HI LO 48 56 51 50 45 48 43 40 38 40 46 53 58 44 47 49 49 57 54 57 51 46 40 53 50 53 50 50 49 46 46 36 36 34 31 33 27 28 28 28 29 25 21 22 35 35 32 34 34 40 30 30 30 39 39 30 29 31 35 28 26 33 PRECIP. AMT. .39 .26 .01 .21 .20 .03 .44 .17 .15 T -- -- .10 .70 .70 .53 .12 .02 T .05 .02 .02 .12 .02 .02 T T .57 T .03 .05 Temperature and precipitation amounts are from the official U.S. weather station at the Vernonia wa- ter plant. Measurable precipitation in March totalled 4.93 inches.