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Goodbye Gary Crooks

Dear Gary Crooks:

I’m sorry that you have left the paper. I am a retired 81-year-old lady that reads the paper every day from cover to cover. I stay informed with the latest and best news. I enjoy the Spokesman and I read the Opinion page every day. I feel I am much more informed than young people who get their news from You Tube or some other such place.

I want to thank you for all the good work you have done. I will be praying for you that your future will be bright.

Merrilee Foley

Spokane


 

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