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Heckmans a wonderful service-oriented family

Letters to the Editor

Today, we all too often read nothing in the letters section of our newspapers but personal attacks on neighbors or local officials. I want to break that pattern in this one.

The Heckman Family in White Bird is a community treasure. Recently the family put at least two ads in the Free Press thanking people for helping them when fires threatened their property. All well and good, showing their usual “class.”

The recent Free Press article regarding the hay truck fire on the White Bird hill described how the Heckman family responded with water and equipment to assist in preventing the fire from spreading, and allowing agency responders to put it out. Unusual?  Hardly.  This good neighbor family always responds to needs.

Members of the family serve on the White Bird Recreation board and the Idaho Pathfinders board. Some work with 4-H and other local organizations. A wonderful service-oriented family we are fortunate to have living among us.

Al Bolden

White Bird


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