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Letter to the editor: Best kept secret

To the editor: One of the best kept secrets in Wasco County is the distance that Russell Jones, our Veterans’ Service Officer, and his assistant, Patrick Wilbern, will go to help the men and women who seek their services. For the few of you who don’t already know it, I am a Marine mom and my bio son (a Post 9/11 veteran who went on five adventures in the Middle East) and one of my adopted sons have received help from Mr. Jones and Mr. Wilbern. My adopted Marine deployed to Iraq in 2008 when he was 17. I sent boxes of goodies and decorations for his 18th birthday celebration, which he said was complete with “fireworks” from the enemy.

Letter to the editor: Construction congrats

To the editor: Congratulations to all who participating in preparing and presenting the information concerning the construction on parts of Scenic Drive. This information was presented in the council chambers on the night of Feb. 25. It was a job well done and I thank you.

Letter to the editor: Disappointed in story

To the editor: In reading A Living Heritage I am disappointed in the inaccuracy of the Keith Mobley story. I remember Vern and Margie Mobley well. I can remember hunting with my dad on the ranch that my grandparents, Walt and Faye Beyer eventually sold to the Mobley family after leasing it to them for years. Please make sure that your articles are accurate.

Letter to the editor: Gorge future

To the editor: In light of Darren Nichols’ resignation from his post as Executive Director of the Columbia River Gorge Commission, it’s important to recognize that Washington and Oregon can secure a healthy, sustainable future for the Columbia River Gorge as well as other areas in the Pacific Northwest, without having to sacrifice the growth to our vital transportation and trade industries. Environmental responsibility and expanding trade infrastructure can and should coexist.

Letter to the editor: Educational projects

To the editor: My name is Faith Lindley and I am a sixth grade teacher in South Wasco. Currently there is a lot going on in education that seems to put a negative light on schools and what teachers are preparing their students for; however, I would like to see if there is a way you could help me share the good things that some teachers like myself are doing to help keep education engaging and purposeful for our students.

Letter to the editor: Bad behavior

To the editor: My daughter is a student at The Dalles Middle School. She was telling me about some of the very disrespectful kids in some of her classes.

Letter to the editor: Wise strategy

To the editor: As a reaction to Islamic terrorism, I find myself indiscriminately loathing all things Islamic.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for help

To the editor: On Feb. 18, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, had the pleasure of hosting a spaghetti feed for our “Level the Playing Field” project at The Dalles High School-Kurtz Gym. The Level the Playing Field project was created to provide upgrades to The Dalles High School weight room and wellness programs for District 21 staff. About 300 people came out to support the event.

Letter to the editor: Let people win

To the editor: I have a question as to the development of the proposed Walmart Super Store planned for the city of The Dalles. I noticed that this much needed store has been blocked by “local citizens” or is it “local business” over the last six years or since 2009.

Letter to the editor: Boiling frogs

To the editor: I always thought that was a funny story, the one about the boiling frog — put a frog in boiling water, he’ll jump out, but if you put him in cold water that is slowly heated, he will be cooked to death. And scientists have shown this to be true. That poor, foolish frog!

Letter to the editor: Common sense

To the editor: Regarding Connie Krummrich’s recent letter in the Chronicle: All of the common sense gun control measures are already on the books. All that remains are useless “feel good” measures that only restrict law-abiding citizens’ legal use of firearms.

Letter to the Editor: Level the playing field

To the editor: The “Level the Playing Field” project is a coordinated effort between the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and North Wasco County School District No. 21 to promote wellness for the students in our community. With studies showing Wasco County having a significant childhood obesity problem and the antiquated equipment of the school’s training facilities, MCMC saw a need that they could help meet.

Letter to the editor: Goodbye Mike

To the editor: Community. Big events in one life can disrupt little routines in many others, in Community. Mike’s Bakitchen has been about the wonderful baked delicacies, but even more it’s been about a meeting place for coffee and conversation, Community.

Letter to the editor: Don’t harm cats

To the editor: Kitten season is almost here. Are you ready? Do you have an unspayed female? Either a pet or perhaps a stray that you are feeding? Luckily, there are several organizations here locally that can help.

Letter to the editor: Need gun safety

To the editor: I was extremely disappointed to read in The Chronicle that the Wasco County Commissioners are opposed to common sense gun control measures that are expected to be proposed in the Oregon Legislature.

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