To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the community of The Dalles for extending their support during my recent tenure as the interim Executive Director for the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District.
To the editor: It is good that Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday. At least once a year America needs to be reminded of the work that great African American did for America. Too, America needs to be reminded of the progress in race relations that have been made … and the progress that remains to be made. Dr. King would be pleased that the president of America is a black man. He might not agree with all of the actions of that president, particularly the manipulated divisiveness brought on by the present administration, but he would see that some of his “dream” is finally being realized.
To the editor: Compliments to the Wahtonka Community School and the American Legion, at which lodge the school students presented a dinner last week that as free for veterans.
To the editor: I would like to extend my warmest appreciation to the Loyal Order of Moose lodge 2075 in The Dalles for hosting a benefit dinner for Friends of Girl Scouts last week. Thank you also to everyone who came out and purchased tickets and had a meal or donated time and funds.
To the editor: After reading the letters to the editor regarding the tie plant, it becomes quite obvious that “fear” rules the thinking (It’s the What Ifs). It’s not “rocket science” to correct the problem!
To the editor: Each year 1 of every 3 women die from heart disease or stroke compared to 1 in 30 from breast cancer.
To the editor: On the night of Jan. 16 my 17-year-old granddaughter’s friends were walking her home after dark when she told them to go ahead she wanted to stop at City Park to swing. She was rushed from behind and thrown face first onto the concrete. She smelled alcohol and liquid was thrown on her. A man sat on her back and tried to get a lighter going. She knew she was going to be burned alive. She was able to claw and wriggle free and ran the block home. She did not have alcohol ON HER it must have been his breath. Okay, do some second guessing, just remember she’s a kid.
To the editor: I am constantly amazed by people’s opinions in Letters to the Editor about the odor from the Amerities plant emitting that obnoxious odor that is very harmful to your health.
To the editor: In response to the letters of Mister's Nelson and Curley. I believe that you are the minority and the good people of The Dalles would NOT like to see people lose their jobs just because of an odor that offends you.
To the editor: What is the relationship between economic justice and racial justice?
To the editor: I love the smell of creosote in the morning! Smells like jobs!
To the editor: Mr. John Nelson recently wrote a letter to the editor about the emissions from the Amerities facility.
To the editor: I brought my family to The Dalles looking for opportunities and a sense of community. My husband found a job that he likes and my son is benefitting from his special education toddler group.
To the editor: Dear Wasco County Board of Commissioners: The recent article in The Dalles Chronicle (12/20/14) and your concerns voiced regarding our public health director alarmed me. As a nurse practitioner working in our community, previously at One Community Health, and currently as clinician for the public health district, I have had the utmost respect for the experience, thoughtfulness and problem-solving abilities of our director, Teri Thalhofer.
To the editor: Amerities creosote plant air quality permit is up for renewal. Public hearing: Tues 1/20 6 p.m.