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To the editor:

I am pleased to see that Judy Payes' devotion to the community has been recognized. I would like to point out another aspect of her life there.

When I was at Samoana High in the late 60s and her family lived at the south end of "Penicillin Row" on Utulei Beach, she was "a lean, mean, sailing machine" in the bay on Sunfish, Sailfish, and Hobie cats (all small sailboats).  A great competitor, she truly set the standard for all others.  

Don't let that medical record keeping stuff give you a misleading impression of her (although to my personal knowledge she has always been very professional and very competent), she’s much more complex and impressive.

Congratulations Judy from a long ago resident of Utulei.

Philip Swett

Newport, OR