Kindness

We can truly say we experienced “the kindness of strangers” from your community during our last week’s visit. Your Chamber of Commerce was so very helpful and kind in pointing us in the right directions and also just wonderful in helping in any possible manner. Maria Licea was outstanding in her hospitality.

My friend and I were shopping at ACE Hardware when my leg collapsed. There was no warning, but fortunately I was able to grab onto a large barbecue to stop my fall. A young man rushed over to help and supported me to the door, but since I could not walk, he took his wife away from the cash register and asked her to drive us home. He refused money, but was extremely caring making certain that we seniors could get back to our RV.

I told Maria at the chamber what had happened and she told me our rescuers were Dan and Christy Henderson, apparently the owners of ACE Hardware. We learned of their many kindnesses in the community and feel so blessed to have met them.

This was my fourth visit to your outstanding community and I will continue to visit and talk about this wonderful, caring community. Wish the rest of the world would be as caring.

Joan Good

Grass Valley, Calif.

  Iran Threatens Neighbors and U.S.

Iran is the leading promoter of Islamic terrorism in the world. It actively supports Hezbollah in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria; and Hamas in Palestine. Iran has infiltrated the Iraqi government and Iraqi military forces. It has extensive military forces in Syria.

Iran threatens the stability of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, the Gulf States and Israel are concerned with Iran’s aggressive moves in Syria and Iraq, and now it has attacked Saudi oil facilities.

Iran attacked oil tankers and continues to approach U.S. Navy ships in international waters in the Persian Gulf with threatening maneuvers. It wants to control the Strait of Hormuz, which is a navigational bottleneck on a major maritime route for oil shipments. The U. S. Navy is committed  to keeping the sea lanes open to free trade.

Iran is emboldened and is threatening countries in the Middle East. We have deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region along with a few thousand additional troops. We have to increase our offensive missile forces and combat aircraft in the region to support friendly Arab countries’ military actions against Iran. We might have to send defensive troops to Saudi Arabia.

Donald Moskowitz

Londonderry NH

  Murder in my book

Is there anything more precious or helpless than a tiny baby?

Apparently not to 44 Democrat politicians who voted to legalize aborting an infant at any time during the pregnancy.

Apparently harvesting baby organs has become a very lucrative business (in my opinion). The closer to full term the healthier the unborn infant’s organs are. These powerless human beings are torn apart sometimes while still kicking, can you imagine the pain?

May of 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder for doing this exact thing. At this time only four states had laws protecting babies - no abortions after a heart beat which is 18 days to six weeks after conception. A baby can suck its thumb, blink, swallow and dream during the second trimester.

Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion providers, performs approximately 320,000 abortions a year. At $450.00 per, that is $1,475,000.00. Plus the $550,000,000.00 of tax payer dollars they received in 2018.

We need to make abortion illegal again with the exception of rape or incest.

This is murder plain and simple.

Please, please, please voice your opinion on this horrendous, barbaric practice, contact the following: President Trump (202)456-6213, Sen. Jeff Merkley(503)326-3386, Sen. Ron Wyden (503)326-7525, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (503)469-6010, Rep. Greg Waldon (541)624-2400, Rep. Earl Blumenaur (503)231-2300, Rep. Peter DeFazio (541)465-6732 and Rep. Kurt Schrader (503)588-9100

Carol Olmstead

Wasco, OR

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