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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
To the editor: This is a PSA for going into the new year for those folks who maybe new to living in an area with agriculture all around them: Occasionally a farmer needs to move livestock from one area to another and sometimes the easiest, quickest and safest way is to just run them down a county road. Should someone be driving and come across this livestock drive, stop your vehicle and wait until the farmer has let you know it is ok to pass.January 2, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Two years ago, I suddenly and unexpectedly assumed responsibility for my finances. Unprepared and in shock I was at a loss on how to manage fiduciary obligations. The staff at The Dalles Wells Fargo branch, from tellers to management helped to guide me every step of the way.January 2, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Senator Merkley’s comments in his recent column “I see our responsibility and mission as legislators — and the core purpose of our Constitution — as ensuring children have safe spaces, full bellies, and good health” is not in accord with any of the articles in the U.S. Constitution.January 2, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..
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