THANK YOU ...
... for providing comfort
Dr. David Mueller, age 45, passed away from pulmonary embolus in Meridian on Aug. 20, 2012. His family and friends mourn the untimely passing. The community responded with strength and kindness. Davids sons, Ryan Gardiner and Kyle Mueller, sister Brigitte and Ron Curry, niece Chandra Walters and family, and I (the boys mother) would like to thank publicly: Andrew Giacomazzi, Lisa Bostaph, Cary Heck, Liz Fredericksen, Pastor Matt Zimpelmann, Bernie and Krista Zimmerman, Alan and Holly Thornsberry, Andy and Cari Kerkman, Mike and Dayna Langford, Leah Crockett, John Lincoln, Coach Larry Durk, Helping Hands at COC, programs of Criminal Justice at Boise State University, and Educational Leadership at the University of Idaho, and the staffs at Les Bois Junior High and Timberline High School. We could not name everyone here, but appreciate all your ongoing help and prayers.
Cloverdale Funeral Home has posted a tribute to David: http://www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com/obituaries/David-Gregory-Mueller5022072245/#/PhotosVideos/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001/TributeVideo
We miss you David, Dad, Pops, Dave, DM! We lost our beloved David and his involvement in our lives as a dedicated father, brother, uncle, and friend. We are comforted by the community support, and by the knowledge of David in peace with God.
MARY GARDINER, (on behalf of the family), Boise
... for great picnic food
Thank you for the great food at the 100-year Labor Day Union barbecue picnic. This was my first one; another check off the bucket list.
CAROLYN LARSON-DEBORD, Boise
Focus on actions, not the name
Wishing I could donate something other than just comments, but thankful for those that can, have, are doing more than I; from firefighters, other rescuers to the Humane Society, coupled with all donors of medicine, food, or what have you supplies or time! Im sorry to hear disappointment with giving this bear a more dignified name than what is commonly referred to as an owie or mark of hurt ... whether accepted or not understandable.
After telling this story (before the negative name comment section) to my child ... in this household we came up with Boo Boo Bernard Smokey Jr. or Boo Boo Smokey Bernard Junior, because of close historical ties to Smokey the Bear. To each their own. This hurt soul, taken in by the Humane Society, to mend and hopefully return to an environment which is meant for him people can say and feel what they will. Bottom line, they deserve more respect or class, in folks keeping irrelative or petty stuff in-house, a zipped lip, under wraps, out of the spotlight, so on. Humane Society: Brush the negative commentary aside; concentrate and pat yourself on the shoulder for the more important basic needs that you are providing for here! Bless you.
JACI ARNESON-BUCHER, Boise
One step toward ending hunger
Hunger and poverty are rampant in our world, and escalating in the current economic conditions. Something can and must be done about this growing social issue. Our local CROP Hunger Walk is a great place to start. For a few hours and a few miles, friends and neighbors will be coming together.
On Oct. 14 the Ada County CROP Hunger Walk will be held to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far. The participants will be raising awareness and funds to change the world in real and measurable ways. Whether its responding to flood and tornado damage in parts of the U.S., or helping to rebuild earthquake-damaged homes in Haiti, CROP hunger walks are making a difference.
CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service. It is also important to note that 25 percent of what we raise will help the Idaho Foodbank. Last year the Ada County CROP Hunger Walk raised $26,556 with $6,639 going directly to the Idaho Foodbank.
We hope that Ada County residents will join us on Oct. 14 for the CROP Hunger Walk Boise, Idaho.
DAWN PHIPPS, Boise
Restrictions not justified
Re: Art in the Park and library parking.
The Boise city library is across the street from Boise city Julia Davis Park, yet no parking is available there for people attending Art in the Park on a Sunday!
Not a car in the library parking lot all day Sunday, but five or six security gumbys shooing people away. How ridiculous! But once again, dogs everywhere in spite of the signs prohibiting it but not a drop of alcohol allowed anywhere except for a fenced cage to control the beer- and wine-drinking beasts. I cant tell if were just silly or stupid to accept such nonsense.
JIM SPICKA, Boise