Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

The parade mural is done

The parade mural is done

To the Editor: Keizer’s first community mural is complete. It is a beautiful piece of art for the city of Keizer to enjoy for many years to come.  Keizer Art Association and its members greatly contributed to its completion. Several members  need  attention:  Kathy Haney,  Nancy  Erickson-Ward, Barbara Hunter, Shirlee Johnson, Wendy Lusby,  Pat Matthews,  […]

Uniform display missing at fair

Uniform display missing at fair

To the Editor: I was very disappointed to learn that U.S. military uniforms were not on display this year at the Oregon State Fair. I heard that they were expected to pay for space if they wanted to be there. From what I understand they did not have to pay in the previous years to […]

VFW snubbed by state fair

VFW snubbed by state fair

To the Editor: After more than 16 years, the new management of the Oregon State Fair is not going to allow VFW Post 661  to show its nation’s uniforms at the fair. The VFW  was given a spot as a non-profit; now it is pay-to-play. Whatever  answer  they give it’s all political. It is their […]

One-party rule not good

One-party rule not good

From the Capitol By Rep. Bill Post I hope that you’ve had as good a summer as I have had.  For many of the 20 summers the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have been here, I was the public address announcer including this summer. I’m a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan so as you can imagine, it’s been […]

Councilor eyes a dedicated zip code

Councilor eyes a dedicated zip code

To the Editor: Regarding: 97303: Keizer or Salem? Councilor eyes dedicated ZIP code (Keizertimes, Aug. 5): Really? I mean, really?  Who are the “we” in Councilor Marlene Parsons statement that “we want Keizer to have its own ZIP code?” Why is she making this non-issue an issue? Doesn’t Councilor Parsons have something better and more […]

Join me, vote for Gary Johnson

Join me, vote for Gary Johnson

To the Editor: To the Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who feel cheated and do not want to vote for either of the nominees of the two major parties, I urge you not to waste your vote on Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but to turn to a viable third option: Gary Johnson, the nominee for […]

Korean War: 63 years later

Korean War: 63 years later

To the Editor: July 27, 2016 marks the 63rd anniversary of the ceasefire of the Korean War (the “Forgotten War” that is technically still going on). To date, no peace treaty has been signed. A ceasefire went into effect at 10 p.m. July 27, 1953, which required all troops to begin dismantling and vacating their […]

Reply to Don Vowell

Reply to Don Vowell

To the Editor: I might agree with a few statements from Don Vowell’s column (Stuck between two extremes, July 22) but not in whole. I don’t agree that Hillary Clinton is extreme. She offers up mostly middle of the road stands on issues and in some cases very progressive stances. That is not a bad […]

Mayor is correct

Mayor is correct

To the Editor: Mayor Cathy Clark recently brought up the subject of taxes and asked questions about what the city can currently afford and what the future demands may be for additional tax revenue. A mayor and city governments must ask these questions to be responsible and effective with their leadership. Especially with a growing […]

A poor choice of words

A poor choice of words

To the Editor: During the last budget meeting Mayor Cathy Clark stated that “there needs to be an ‘honest’ conversation about what type of community we want.” Now this week the mayor is quoted in the Keizertimes saying, “we need to have a ‘grown up’ conversation about our tax rate.” The mayor is also quoted […]

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