I would like to elaborate on the comment in the Kuna Melba News recently regarding “The Death of a Dream” (Kuna Melba News, June 5, 2013) at the Melba Senior Center. The lack of participation and caring for what the people who started the senior center here is putting the death sentence to it. Do any of you realize the thousands of unpaid hours, unpaid miles and personal money the originators put into this for the people of the valley who needed transportation to doctors, grocery shopping, companionship and
a good meal away from home? The dedication of the cooks, coordinators, van drivers and many, many unpaid volunteers who sacrificed their hours and miles month after month to help keep the dream alive.
Come on people. Other small towns are managing to keep things going. Surely we can too. Let’s not let Atwell Parry, Clarence McDorman, Madge Wylie, Alton Steen, the Hoagland families, the Whitneys, the Lees, all the van drivers and many, many others who put not only their hearts, their helping hands and all the time and money they could spare into it, see the dream for our community die.
— Dixie Steen