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.
Our dear Rt. Rev. Rustin Ray Kimsey meant so much to many. My children were both baptized by Rusty. Megan Kimsey Jarman is my dearest friend for almost 43 years.
To the editor: The Oregon Rally Group, on behalf of the Oregon Trail Rally, would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to the people of Wasco County, and particularly Dufur, for their continued support of our event. This year, we had over 50 competitor teams participate in the rally in Dufur, along with several hundred team support staff and event volunteers. The rally was a huge success, and continues to be a huge draw for both competitors and fans around the county.
To the editor: I must admit that I look forward to the occasional articles on Google that are published in The Chronicle. I find them humorous and always good for a laugh. In particular the statement from Scott Hege in regards to the $800,000 Google is paying out instead of taxes. Supposedly twice as much as anyone else is paying.
To the editor: Details in The Chronicle of the senseless injury inflicted upon a helpless cat are deeply troubling. How anyone can view torturing an innocent, voiceless victim and then leaving it to die a slow, agonizing death is beyond my understanding. Such cruelty is disgusting, reprehensible and criminal.
To the editor: Flagstone Senior Living would like to thank MCMC’s Spiritual Health Center for their recent support as we grieved the passing of a number of cherished residents in our Memory Care Unit.
To the editor: Most people believe in Jesus. Some believe he was an influential person in history. Some believe he was a prophet, but second to another, later, wiser, voice. Some are very religious about their belief and put up Christmas lights and Nativity scenes.
To the editor: Being a dog enthusiast, and avid watcher of the annual Westminster Dog Show, it was a real thrill to watch and see a local win the most coveted award given at the show this year!
To the editor: Google is good for our town. I think most would agree with that statement, but there are many who have concerns about how the tax abatements work and whether our city/county/state is receiving a fair tax revenue stream from the new data storage center.
To the editor: I am writing to you in order to voice my words of the importance in regards to the Fourth of July fireworks display. As a child who grew up in The Dalles, the fireworks display is one of my many fondest memories.
To the editor: Some have called into question the value of certain types of investigations done at the behest of the Office of The District Attorney. Oregon law provides that prosecution of crime is about accountability, reformation, deterrence and responsibility for one’s actions.