Letters for Jan. 20, 2016 | RecordCourier.com

Letters for Jan. 20, 2016

Deer in the snow north of Genoa on Christmas Day.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Quick work saved life


On Jan. 3 my healthy, handsome husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working out at Pulse Fitness. Thanks to the quick administration of CPR by Geoff Marshall, DCSO, assisted by Sam an employee at Pulse and the awesome EMS personnel who responded, my husband is, at this very moment, watching football and planning his next golf outing.

Words cannot express the gratitude that I, our sons, our entire family feel. Sam, you are going to be an awesome firefighter/medic. Zack and Paul, thank you for communicating with me the whole time while doing your job so well. I’ve been an ER nurse for a long time and it was difficult watching and knowing the severity of what was happening, yet you both took care of “the wife” in me too. Thank you to the rest of the EMS crew that was there. Our community is so fortunate to have you.

And to Geoff Marshall: You are the reason my husband survived this. Thank you for administering CPR until EMS arrived. If it wasn’t for you, this incident would have had a much different outcome. We are eternally grateful.

Jackie Reyes


Republicans registering voters


The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be registering voters of all parties at its headquarters 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. We are located at 1507 Highway 395, Suite B, Gardnerville (in the Anker Building).

Both major parties are conducting their caucuses in February that include a presidential primary ballot. Participants are required to be registered to vote in Douglas County well in advance of the caucus date. If you have just moved here, or need to change your party affiliation, join us for light refreshments and get registered.

Linda Holly


Appreciate science kit help


The Science Resource Center would like to thank Bing Materials and Gardnerville Raley’s for their generous donations of supplies for our new science kits. The donations will help Douglas County 4th grade students learn fun hands-on science experiments. We truly appreciate your generosity and support.

Alecia Gifford

Science Resource Center

Douglas County School District

Great art show


On Dec. 1, 2015, Gardnerville Elementary School hosted its annual Art Show. Our own art teacher, Mrs. Shannon Sedlock, proudly displayed pieces of artwork throughout the school. The theme for this show was America the Beautiful. GES students really stepped up this year and created beautiful pieces – which were done during their class art times each week.

During the show, students and parents were treated to the music of the High Desert Steel Band, under the direction of Ms. Tammy Owens. These groups of talented young adults attend Douglas County School District middle and high schools. Their music was very well received and appreciated by those in attendance. Students were heard asking if the High Desert Steel Band could play at an assembly for GES students. A huge “thank you” to Ms. Owens and her band students. Their love for music was so apparent. We hope that we will see and hear you again soon.

Mary Lahlum

on behalf of the

Students, Staff and GES Families