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Thumbs up to those who sought office

Thumbs up to all those that ran for local election positions. You were willing to give your time and talent to our community and whether you won or not, you are all winners. Thank you.

— Monica Mersinger

The following are staff submitted:

Thumbs up to voters

The few, the proud, the voters of Kittitas County. It was not quite that bad, but the tabulation as of Thursday had voter turnout at 26 percent. Voter participation needs to be better for our system to work as designed. The 2020 election promises to be a bigger draw but every election counts.

Thumbs up to Kittitas County Sheriff Clay Myers

Myers is the new sheriff for Kittitas County, but he is certainly not new to Kittitas County. His background and experience will serve him and the residents of the county well as he fills this role. This is an appointment and the position will be on the 2020 ballot.

Thumbs up to Veteran Day Parade

The community comes together at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 (Monday) to honor those who served in our military in the annual Veterans Day Parade. Whatever you are doing, take the time to come into town and show your support and appreciation for the men and women of our community who have served our nation. The parade is followed by a barbecue for veterans and their families at KVFR Fire Station 29.

Thumbs up to super sports Saturday on CWU campus

Every once in a while the planets align to allow this to happen: On Saturday Central Washington University sports fans can start with CWU football playing Southwest Baptist at noon, head over to Nicholson Pavilion for a full slate of basketball games including CWU women against Hawaii Pacific at 6 p.m. and Central men vs. Cal State San Bernardino at 6 p.m. As part of the CWU West Region Crossover there are also games featuring Cal State Monterey Bay and Concordia (Oregon). In other words, there is lot of sports action on Saturday.

Thumbs up to Central hosting state 2A volleyball tournament

St. Martin’s loss is Central’s gain. A scheduling conflict at St. Martin’s has led to a relocation of the state 2A volleyball tournament to Central next weekend. Not to count our chickens before they’re hatched, but there’s a more than decent chance your Ellensburg High School volleyball team will be competing in that tournament. If nothing else, there will be a lot of top-notch high school volleyball being played in Ellensburg.

Thumbs up to final performances of “Almost, Maine”

If you have not seen the Ellensburg High School fall play yet, you’re in luck. The final two performances of “Almost, Maine” are at 2 and 7 p.m. today at Morgan Performing Arts Center. Do yourself a favor seen one of the shows.

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