Letters to the Editor

October 2, 2013

Heaven gets a little better

During my 30 years of refereeing high school football, I officiated several games for Coach Larry Shimel at all his coaching stops prior to coming to Big Valley Christian High School.

During my 30 years of refereeing high school football, I officiated several games for Coach Larry Shimel at all his coaching stops prior to coming to Big Valley Christian High School.

Whether he was coaching a playoff game at Hughson or league games at Modesto High or Modesto Christian, he always represented himself and his school well. He was a gentleman. When my officiating days ended, it was my privilege to form a friendship with Larry.

Sad as I am at his passing, I am glad to know that heaven just got a little better.

TIM GLIDEWELL

Modesto

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