Lee Marts VFW Post 3571, its Auxiliary, and the Delta Library are teaming up again to help supply deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.
This joint project, dubbed Operation Troop Bounty, provides a way for community members to provide active duty military personnel with such useful and appreciated things like travel size toiletries, snacks (such as jerky, gum, individual size packs of snack crackers and cookies), and unfortunately exempting chocolate (which melts in so many environments), books, hard candy, individual packets of baby wipes packaged individual drinks (coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.), puzzles, combs and more. A complete list is available at the Delta Library or you can call Jennifer Wright at 640-7720. So many simple little things can mean so much in the middle of nowhere, thousands of miles from home!
Items donated at the Delta Library between Feb. 26 and March 31 will be collected, packaged and shipped overseas by VFW members to deployed individuals who share the bounty with their comrades. Local GIs are the number one priority of the local post, so if you have loved ones deployed in harm's way overseas, call the Delta Library staff at 874-9630 or Jennifer Wright at 640-7720 with a name and address.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.