A. SHELTON FAMILY ASSISTS IN REUNITING MOTHER WITH DAUGHTERS SEPARATED BY OCEANS & 5 YEARS
“When Stella Heard moved from her native Kenya to the United States in hopes of giving her daughters a better life, she thought they’d be separated only a few months.
Five years passed.
Heard, who now lives in Shelton, reunited with daughters Georgette, 10, and Nancy, 9, Friday night [8/31]at Sea-Tac Airport. The three embraced, laughing and wiping away one another’s tears of joy. The girls are here to stay…
Mary Jo and Gordon Monten of Belfair said they made reuniting the family their mission.
Heard met the Montens through customers at Little Creek Casino, where she works as a cashier.
The customers were intrigued by Heard’s accent. When they learned she was from Kenya, they connected her to the Montens, who were headed on a medical mission just 5 miles from the girls’ home in Nairobi.
The Montens, retired teachers, agreed to take clothes and gifts to Heard’s daughters.
The Montens started a fund at Olympia Federal Savings in Belfair to raise the $6,000 needed for the girls’ airfare and expenses. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Olympia also got involved, donating thousands of dollars,” quoting The Olympian.
Cheryl Nichols, a school teacher at Rainier’s Children’s of Excellence (CSE) is the daughter of the Montens.
B. NANCY BREIDENTHAL APPOINTED DEM’S PCO OF BERRY VALLEY 193
Thurston County Democrats announces that Yelm resident Nancy Breidenthal has been officially appointed as Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) of Berry Valley 193 for the Democratic Party’s Legislative District 2.
Congratulations, Nancy!! This is just terrific!