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The best aren’t getting the best

The best aren’t getting the best

To the Editor: The trophies awarded at tournaments hosted by Oregon Wrestling Association don’t reflect the titles the winners earned as champions. The recent OWA tournament I attended with  my wrestler was the Oregon Kids Folkstyle Championships. The first- and second-place trophies were simple plaques with no information such as weight class. Also, OWA didn’t […]

Josephine Bolf

Josephine Bolf

March 19, 1930 — January 31, 2017

Irene Greene

Irene Greene

October 3, 1917 — January 30, 2017

What are we afraid of?

What are we afraid of?

What are you afraid of?  Many of us feel over-taxed and under-protected by our government so first we should learn the real threats to our country before deciding where to invest in increased safety. If safety means not dying then we should also know the causes of death in America.  Center for Disease Control (CDC) […]

Emmalene JoAnn Dickey

Emmalene JoAnn Dickey

January 9, 1927 — January 22, 2017

Are we ready for the way Trump governs?

Are we ready for the way Trump governs?

Referring to Stephen Bannon as President Bannon, as in president of the United States, is quickly being viewed as no joke. Many among us are concerned (extremely concerned is more like it) that the man elected to be POTUS has already morphed into the guy called in from Breitbart to direct Donald Trump in every Oval Office decision he […]

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

The McNary High School Write Club is holding the first-ever McNary Area Writing Contest during the month of February – and the winners will be published in the club’s annual anthology. Students at Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools and McNary High School are all eligible to enter. There are two categories, poetry and prose […]

Utility bills a shock?

Utility bills a shock?

There are places to turn

Divergent paths

Divergent paths

Sixty is the new forty.  Sixty-eight is not.  It’s just old.  I am still younger than our newly elected President.  It is a time for introspection. How is it that Donald Trump became a self-professed billionaire president instead of me? It is petty of me to point out that he had a several million dollar […]

Protect Medicare Advantage

Protect Medicare Advantage

To the Editor: I am writing to you as an Oregonian and senior. I am one of over 348,000 Oregonians that benefit from having a Medicare Advantage health care plan. While many people have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, not as many people have heard about Medicare Advantage or know just how beneficial it is […]

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