Letter to the Editor: #MeToo

To the editor: I have watched and listened to reactions to the unsurprising news of widespread misbehavior among celebrities. Then I hear silly remarks, such as “Oh dear, I just touched you,” among us common folk. But it is not a joke.

January 13, 2018 11:33 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Reflect for safety

To the editor: With the days being short, and darkness and dreariness all around us right now, I would like to request, or ask, that people please be sure and wear reflective clothing or carry a light with them when walking at night or in the early morning.

January 13, 2018 11:32 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: No on Measure 101

To the editor: Oregon Democrat legislators lost — no, squandered — $243 million on a failed website to establish Medicaid or Oregon Health Care Plan. Do you really want to give failed Democrat legislators more funding?

January 13, 2018 11:31 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Other youth activities

To the editor: Nothing speaks louder about a community and it's citizens than what it prides itself in. After a full front page of a rifle-bearing girl's "first kill,” I hope you can follow up with some other accomplishments by our youth.

January 9, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Good Samaritan

To the editor: I was expecting UPS delivery of several packages from Amazon on Jan. 3. The next day, before I contacted the companies, my camera recorded a Good Samaritan who delivered the missing packages to my front door. My sincere thanks to this Good Samaritan for taking time out of their busy day to deliver the packages.

January 9, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Outstanding care

To the editor: On the morning of Dec. 20, I experienced excruciating stomach pains. My wife Donny took me to Mid- Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and I was soon admitted to the emergency room for what turned out to be a life-threatening and potentially fatal health crisis. I just want to sincerely say thanks to all the MCMC staff for the amazing treatment I received.

January 6, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Good neighbors

To the editor: Just one year ago in the middle of a very severe winter, my neighborhood was challenged with a growing sense of suspicion and fear when a home was placed on the market and quickly purchased for full price by a business called Bridges to Change. Under the guidance of Shelley Mead, director of housing and Ron Webber, onsite case manager, our new neighbors have maintained a clean and attractive environment, as well as a home where residents quietly go about their new life of freedom.

January 4, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..



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