As per Ms. Ricarte’s assumption, “If we don’t sign the agreement with Pacific Rim nations, they will undoubtedly gravitate to China…government ownership over private enterprise.” How naïve, RaeLynn, as we look at the next paragraph.
To the editor: There are three open Hood River positions on the May ballot for community college board members in the Columbia Gorge Community College district. After serving for 15 years, I’ll be stepping down to possibly apply for part-time teaching positions at the college when they arise.
To the editor: Today, I visited the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center with my wife, daughter and two grandchildren for the Mother’s Day Brunch and open admission. I must admit that it has been years since I visited the exhibits.
To the editor: I recently had the privilege of chairing the Columbia Gorge Community College budget committee. The committee spent 10 1/2 hours over three evenings carefully studying the proposed budget. They engaged in a spirited debate which did credit to the public budget process. While the committee only has legal authority in approving a budget, we took the additional step of making two recommendations to the college board:
To the editor: I am writing to share our appreciation to those in our community who supported The Dalles High School Band Parents in our two fundraising events this Spring.
To the editor: In order for the Republican Presidential Candidate to actually win the 2016 election, he or she must stress and overemphasize a new “David and Goliath” approach. In this day and age the Republican nominee has to not only go up against the Democrat candidate, but also the large as a barge mainstream media who were impressively instrumental in reserving Obama an oval office position in 2008 and 2012.
To the editor: Our book group just spent a delightful evening at the Ft. Dalles Museum discussing Molly Gloss’s book Hearts of Horses and viewing many of the old saddles made here by Kuck and Bonney among others. The new director, Cal McDermott, gave us some insight into the changes being made in the museum’s displays as well. If you haven’t stopped in lately, I highly recommend a visit!
To the editor: PLEASE to all you dog owners, the weather is getting too HOT to bring your dogs to town shopping. I go to Safeway and park out at the end of the parking lot, and guess what? So do the people who leave their dogs in hot cars. Either because they know it’s wrong or to keep them from barking at people. Either way, just don’t do it — that one-inch cracked window isn’t releasing enough heat. I crack all my windows when I go in and when I get in it’s HOT and I have no dog waiting, mine is safe and sound where he should be, at home.
To the editor: I am a veteran from 1969 to 1971 and have been getting health care from the Portland VA medical center and The Dalles Community Based Outpatient Clinic for many years. They have given me all the care that was possible; helped me deal with pain and medicines.
To the editor: This letter is in support of the two candidates running for Sherman County School Board, Liz Mills and Bill Martin. I have served on the school board with both and appreciate their diligence and conviction to the students of Sherman County and the success of the school district.
To the editor: This week is “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Being a teacher at Dry Hollow and growing up in The Dalles, this week has special meaning to me.
To the editor: I'm glad that economic sanctions are sometimes used as an alternative to war, but I think there is a better way of using sanctions than the way we are using them now. As far as I know, the current method we use is to impose sanctions and leave them in place until the targeted government changes policy due to the hardships created by the sanctions.
To the editor: Your opinion piece in the April 26 edition of The Chronicle, "Background checks make sense," is pure stupidity. Nothing about this law makes sense, it is purely a building block in the gun-grabbers grand plan. It is nothing more than an ill disguised first step to a firearms registration.
On a sunny Saturday, April 25, several hundred people came to Calvary Baptist Church to share a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Rustin “Rusty” Kimsey. They filled the church and crowded into the doorways and antechamber. Episcopalian prelates, Saint Paul’s parishioners, pastors of other denominations and people from far away and near and of all walks of life were gathered in a truly ecumenical service.
To the editor: Hats off to the The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The best Cherry Festival ever! Great parade with bands and people from all over. You did a great Job in putting this together. So many things to do and see.