To the editor: How do we begin to thank the wonderful friends who became family to our dear Father, John Vaday, at the Oregon Veterans Home for the last 5 years. He came to them from Florida in 2008, in very bad health, and in need of much special care. He was on a path of deep dementia, from which we thought he would never recover, and leave us within a few short months.
To the editor: I have recently returned home after a visit to my dear pen friend, Pauley Ellett. In 1944, we commenced our friendship.
To the editor: Kudos for Sheila Dooley! She has been a steady hand at the helm of the Library District (formerly known as The Dalles/Wasco County Library) for over 40 years.
To the editor: For eight years I worked for Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District as “the Rose Lady.” For the last two years I’ve continued to volunteer time as a consultant, doing maintenance, etc. I know the people there. We’re a small group.
To the editor: You no doubt have seen the latest political ad on TV; the one that says that Sen. Jeff Merkley has “voted six times to raise the debt ceiling.” Of course. To do otherwise would be to shut the government down. What I don’t understand is how shutting the government down will make any money for the fat cats or put Oregonians first.
To the editor: The new Wahtonka community school has been up and running for a month and a half now.
To the editor: Just a little thank you to the group of Floozies who are the welcoming group of The Dalles.
To the editor: The folks at City Hall want us to believe that the sky will fall unless we increase taxes to improve our roads. We need more money, says our city manager, because, according to him, past city councils failed to address problem. Nice toss under the bus.
To the editor: I’m Dennis James, a member of the Wasco County road advisory committee. I believe I’m the only person who volunteered to be a member. The other members were asked to participate. That doesn’t make them any more or less than me, it just shows me that people don’t want to be involved. I live and work with our county roads and I want to be involved with their operations.
I stopped completely half a block back to give her plenty of room, but she just kept barreling toward us, and I thought we were going to have a head-on collision.
To the editor: God bless all the local and visiting firemen and firegals — I met one, her name was Heidi. There are not enough words in all the languages of the world to thank these people enough. I thanked all I came in contact with and it was a lot — people who know me and where I live know I had the chance to do that.
To the editor: I belong to Floozies and Friends. We are volunteers who welcome the sternwheelers when they dock in The Dalles and have a blast doing so.
To the editor: Once again President Obama has shown his disregard for American law by getting involved in an investigation of a black man’s shooting by a police officer. His prior intervention in the Trayvon Martin shooting was unprecedented and incredulous.
To the editor: Thanks to the Car Club for a great show in Sorosis Park Saturday Aug. 9, and thanks to The Dalles Lions Club (who had a booth there serving great food) for treating a group of Arizona Hotshots to lunch after they rested in the shade of Sorosis Park following their three harrowing nights fighting our fires. The Dalles rocks!
To all firemen: I would like to thank you for saving the Rockwell family house and property. I would also like to thank you for all the hard work you do to put yourself in danger to save others in danger. If it weren’t for you firemen, my family house would not be here. So because of you firemen I am safe, my family is safe and my home is safe. So once again I want to thank you for the hard work you do.
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