Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Boost academics

Boost academics

Athletics at McNary High School has a club of boosters—a non-profit organization comprised mainly of parents of the students who play sports. The choir and band programs also have organized boosters. Boosters not only support the programs but are also a big source of fund raising. Athletics and arts should be supported and boosted. We […]

Don, this is what we’re afraid of

Don, this is what we’re afraid of

To the Editor: Re: Don Vowell’s Feb. 10 column, What are we afraid of?: I’m afraid because Fukushima has poisoned our ocean and the problem isn’t going away. Our fish and all life in our ocean is now contaminated.  We are breathing this and I saw pictures of the seals, salmon and other fish with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electoral college serves a purpose

Electoral college serves a purpose

To the Editor:   Gene McIntyre started his column (An equation for disaster? Dec. 30, 2016) with the wrong premise. Alexander Hamilton and others created the Electoral College so states with low populations wouldn’t be left out of the process. If they hadn’t created the College, a few large states could control all national elections. […]

Community spirit is alive

Community spirit is alive

To the Editor: It is Sunday morning, the day after the Keizer Chamber Foundation Giving Basket Program’s gifts were delivered, and the morning after the Keizer Chamber of Commerce Holiday Light Parade. Both were successful. Thank you to the Keizer Chamber Foundation, the members of both the Keizer Network of Women (KNOW) and Men of […]

What you wish for

What you wish for

To the Editor: Noam Chomsky would write, “It was ever thus,” but I am neither old nor smart enough to cite the historical precedent. What I can say is that never in my memory has the repudiation of government of, for and by the people been so obvious, so “in your face peasants.” One look […]

A needed inspirational message

A needed inspirational message

To the Editor: I am sharing this message from a friend, Bret Oldham, with all my Facebook friends. This is precisely what I had in mind to inform to the citizens of America. I used to coach basketball and was very successful at it. One of the reasons for that success was due to the […]

Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day 2016

To the Editor: I sit here looking out the window at the American flag, with tremendous pride. It is impossible not to have a heavy heart over watching rioters burn that same flag. Watching protesters vandalize buildings, cars, and blocking traffic, preventing working people from getting to or from home, to work, to pick up […]

Astronomy and the US debt

Astronomy and the US debt

To the Editor: Numbers in astronomy are astronomical; the U.S. debt is in the same category. There are approximately 300 billion stars in our galaxy. It would take about 100,000 years, at the speed of light, to cross it. It is estimated there are 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. Billions used to be […]

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