Letters to the Editor for Nov. 26

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Bill Davis

Hood River

Left wing dreams

I just read Gary Fields’ letter to the “Viewpoint” in Saturday’s Hood River News entitled “Reversing Progress.”

Poor soul, he stays awake at night pondering the negative “what-ifs” of a new Republican majority in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Perhaps Mr. Fields should spend a little time reflecting on why the recent election went the way it did.

Hint: look no farther than the policies and conduct of his hero, President Obama. Even staunch Democrats are distancing themselves from him and his failed policies.

Roger Neufeldt

Mt. Hood Parkdale

A key assist

These days, being a customer often doesn’t take very much. Many stores spend more time telling us what they can’t do instead of providing a service to their customers.

Get this. Friday morning at 6 a.m., I dropped my wife off for an early work meeting at the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture. Arriving at Rosauers to purchase a dozen yummy fresh donuts for their meeting, I discovered that I’d grabbed the wrong remote car key fob. My wife had the correct one in her purse AT WORK!

I’m locked out. “NICE” weather too.

Your employee Serena Johnson was crossing the parking lot and asked … “If you are locked out, can I help you?”

I explained my plight of the remotes and Serena responded, “I’ll ask my boss if I can drive you to the Department of Agriculture on Barker Road and get your key.”

So Serena saved the day for me by giving me a ride in her brand new Toyota across town to get my key and … drop off the Rosauers donuts.

Steve, as manager of Rosauers, will you please give this bag of car-care products to Serena for her new RAV4? Can you please make it part of her personal work file that she has done a very good job. I hope you know how lucky you are to have an employee like Serena (I feel sorry for your competition).

Thank her on behalf of Donna and I for helping. Too many people just drive on by these days.

Not at Rosauers.

Thanks a million!

Dan Stair

Hood River

(This is a copy of Dan Stair’s letter to Rosauers manager Steve Morgan.)

Switch Hitters

I am happy that Mr. Mansfield correctly addressed the bi-partisan problem of campaign money influence in his Nov. 19 letter “Message to moonbats.” Both parties now have billionaire contributors who can affect elections around the country any way they see fit thanks to the conservative Chief Justices who voted in favor of Citizens United. Who else but a strong conservative would promote the idea that only wealthy business people should have a large, unequal role in running our elections and laws than the average citizen?

Anything which occurred prior to this moment is considered history.

Therefore, every election is an historic one. Calling a mid-term election with apathetic turnout historic is like calling a new burger released from McDonalds an historic event.

As for ‘moonbats,’ apparently they live and fly on both sides of the plate and switch hit pretty well.

Steve Kaplan

Hood River

Warming welcome

They go above and beyond.

In addition to volunteering at the Hood River Warming shelter, often long overnight hours, many of the volunteers have gone out of their way to assist the unhoused in our community. When a shelter guest arrived with no suitable shoes, a volunteer Facebooked friends, who came together to secure sturdy, correctly sized, warm footware. Another generous volunteer donated a new recliner so those staffing the shelter could be more comfortable. So the guests could enjoy a DVD, a volunteer allowed the shelter to use her player. Another, even though not scheduled, rose in the wee hours of the morning in response to a last minute cancellation.

A local couple and their son regularly provide pet care so a volunteer can fill the overnight shift.

I’m inspired by the selfless donation of time and effort from Shelter Volunteers in this wonderful community, and so very grateful for the appreciation expressed by Guests.

Sandy Spellecy,

Site co-coordinator

Riverside Community Church

CGCC questions

The multiple announcements about the Columbia Gorge Community College funding and closures left many questions to be answered. Why was the original funding cut to be only at Hood River rather than spread equally as is the tax funding between Hood River and Wasco counties?

Why is any official announcement made only “to get the attention of the powers” that be? Can we now trust future announcements?

Why are monies (presumably from the State) counted on before the State’s budget process is concluded? Or, if some other source was involved, before it was in writing? I hope that the time and location of the “special meeting” Dec. 2 will be announced well in advance and. after all this, it certainly should be in Hood River.

David Dockham

Hood River

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