Facebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington State LegislatureFor the fifth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local veterans. The cards are one way to say to veterans, “thank you for your service.”Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veterans organizations on Valentine’s Day.“In this world full of emails and text messages, a handwritten card is a special memento that any person can appreciate,” Heck said. “Nobody deserves a handmade note of gratitude more than our veterans, and each year I’m touched by the heartfelt valentines that students produce.” Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate. The following schools in the Thurston County have signed on to provide valentines: Evergreen Forest Elementary (Lacey)Madison Elementary (Olympia)Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 30 to February 3. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at (253) 533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at (360) 459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Third Floor.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Third while between horses turning for home, gutty Time for Ebby kept to her task and prevailed by a neck under Kent Desormeaux in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Gary Sherlock, she registered her second consecutive win in combination with Desormeax and got six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.48.The 9-5 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Time for Ebby paid $5.60, $3.40 and $2.60. A 4-year-old filly by Time to Get Even out of the Touch Gold mare Ebbets Field, she was bred by Terry Lovingier and is owned by Lovingier, Beckerle and Causky.Time for Ebby now has three wins from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, she increased her earnings to $81,925.“She ran hard today,” said Desormeaux. “Gary thought she might be a little short (training-wise), but she just tries so hard. She wasn’t able to quicken with that other filly (eventual fourth place finisher Ready to Hula Lula) turning for home, but she just kept grinding and that’s what won it.”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Zuzu’s Petals broke a tad slow from post position two, but flew late to be second, finishing a half length in front of Top Notch. Off at 4-1, “Zuzu” paid $4.80 and $3.40.Top Notch, who was just to the outside of the winner around the far turn and through the lane, proved third best under Stewart Elliott. Off at 15-1, she finished three quarters of a length in front of a tiring Ready to Hula Lula and paid $4.60 to show.First post time for an eight race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.