The Huntley Farmside
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Redskin Basketball Featured See Page 6 ... Huntley's Surprise Your Loved One! See Page 2 For Details ... ^k Euntto Jarmstk USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1991 VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 41 OFFICE PHONE 708-669-5621 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25c per copy Huntley Responds To Gulf War Kevin Schrock Mike Reynolds Rick Femali Rich Swanson Joe Femali Jr., who has shipped back to the U.S. By Tracey Schwartz , The Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm and Saddam Hussein are the buzz words of 1991. No matter where you live there is no escaping them. Every radio, every television, every newspaper is a deluge of the latest occurances, opinions, polls, protests, and prayers. Volatile, violent and heart-hurting issues are not the usual fare of our "good news" newspaper. But even tiny Huntley cannot remain untouched by events this past week ... events taking place literally on the other side of the earth. Huntley Students Protest On the January 15th deadline for Iraq to pull out of Kuwait, Huntley High School students staged a walk-out and took to the streets of Huntley. Approximately 50 students marched waving signs of peace and yelling, "Peace Not War!" in protest of U.S. involvement in the Middle East. St. Charles Borromeo Church in Hampshire has held a Monday night prayer session since the January 15th deadline was announced. Huntley Churches Pray Huntley Sends Its Spirit On the eve of the deadline almost 40 people gathered at the First Congregational Church of Huntley to pray for peace and the lives of those in harm's way. Similar prayer vigils have taken place at Congregational Churches in Harmony, Union Algonquin. The congregation of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Huntley offers special prayers for resolution in the Middle East at their regular church services each Sunday. St. Mary's Church in Huntley distributed prayer cards for Saddam Hussein and President Bush to its parishoners. The In December American Troops in Saudi Arabia were sent a little bit of Huntley Christmas thanks to George Gow. Gow collected four Christmas trees, ornaments, and boxes full of cards, letters and homemade ornaments from Huntley Grade School. Gow had to send the trees as "camouflage" because of Arab religious objections to Christmas. Soon our troops will receive some Huntley Valentine love from Huntley Grade School students who made and sent Valentines to the Persian Gulf. Today at Huntley High School students will meet to begin a Pen-Pal Program with people from McHenry County who have went . to Saudi Arabia. Huntley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10780 sponsored the "Adopt A Battalion" program in December. Donations were made for care packages sent to the 1st Battalion-6th Marines Regiment. In Algonquin, Operation SOS (Support Our Soldiers) was started as a support group to families with loved ones in Saudi Arabia. They have been sending care packages to the Middle East. More importantly the group helps members cope with loved ones sent to the Gulf. Other organizations in the Huntley area, including McHenry County College and Franks & Filler law firm, have also sent care packages to lift the spirits of our sons and daughters over there. Huntley Sends Its People The phrase "our sons and daughters" does not leave Huntley untouched either. Among the Huntley natives serving in Operation Desert Storm are: Ray Cutrier, a former resident. Rick Femali, Mike Reynolds, Kevin Schrock, Donald Strickland and Rich Swanson, a local church member. Joe Femali Jr. was stationed in Turkey and returned to the U.S. on January 5. We're sure this does not even scratch the surface of the many other relatives, loved ones and friends of local Huntlians who have gone to the Gulf or are anxiously waiting to be called. It is evident there is an enormous response from our small village of Huntley to the Gulf War. And, regardless of our feelings about the war, it makes an irreversible impact on our community and across our nation.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|