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Nov. 17 tornado survivors offer many thanks

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Alyssa Valdez, Beau Ebenezer, and their families would sincerely like to thank the following people for their contributions and support after the Nov. 17 tornado in Washington.

Thank you to Venture and Francisca Valdez, Tom and Anna Mae Ebenezer, Randy and Maria Wildenhain, Rick Taylor and Darla Dickson, Ciara Dickson, Liz Valdez, Lydia Valdez, Karina Valdez, Margie Hernandez-Biester, Becky Duis, Joyce Frank, Mista Helms, Debbie Riggins, Bob and Jan McKanna, Chandra and Lauren Bell, Dawn and Mike Sterba, Sharon Smithee, Sue Maynard, Ed and Shirley Downey, Jeff and Stephanie Meisenheimer, Curt and Jill Meisenheimer, Tom Gower, Josh and Rhonda Wade, Larry and Faye Helms, Virginia Schutz, Daehle and Angie Reitzel, Rhonda Conklin and family, Laura Kramoski, Sandy Remrey, Joyce and Harley Erdmann, Shirley Attig, Dawn Timmons, Andrea Grey, Select Employees Credit Union, John and Linda Gieson, Tri Counties Opportunity Council Head Start staff, Jolene Rodriguez and Willy’s Restaurant, Nicole DeGroot, Todd and Tiffany Purdy, Nicole Small, and the YWCA “Dress for Success” program.

A special thank you to Pastor Henrietta Milner and Rock Falls Immanuel Lutheran Church for prayers, monetary donations, and two handcrafted blankets.

All of you were so kind and caring with your warm-felt, encouraging words, notes and cards. You have made this process so much easier, and we will never forget your kindness.

Note to readers: Jan Valdez is the mother of Alyssa Valdez.

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