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 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    April 19, 2018 

Freedom of the press is something we should take seriously

Last week I voiced my opinion concerning the appearance of a recently refurbished home in town. I received many comments, pro and con, about the article. I appreciate that people took the time to...

 

Previously restored home now full of junk; is the City enforcing codes?

A couple years ago, local builders and contractors donated their time, equipment, labor and materials to rebuild a couple of houses for free through the Hope Restored program. They did a wonderful job...

 
 By Richad Heyman    Opinion    April 5, 2018

A matter of transparency, honesty and honor

Every State in our Union has laws to protect the citizens and we have a unique one that pertains to open meetings by governing bodies. This law pertains to rules and regulations that must be followed...

 

Changes needed to 2nd amendment, but don't do away with it

In the year 1920 the 18th Amendment to the United States of America's Constitution was ratified and became the law of the land. Section 1 of the Amendment reads as follows: "After one year from the...

 

There's a reason why the public doesn't attend public meetings

City council meetings and school board meetings are conducted by fixed sets of rules developed by the boards and councils themselves. Mostly those rules are carried over from previous administrations...

 

Carl Sorenson: From 'rags to riches'

We all have heard "Rags to Riches" stories and now I find that there is one of those persons in our city. It is a man raised in Pleasant Hill. His family had a 150-acre farm in an area close to...

 

We are a nation of problem-solvers

The senseless killings in schools around the nation are problems that must be solved – and the sooner the better. When I was in school there was a killer that hit our local school. It was named...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: Weapons in the wrong hands are lethal

The most recent school shooting which occurred in Florida is a grim reminder that we don't live in a perfect world. I have read the United States Constitution and the first 10 amendments many times....

 

Bear Mountain Honey is a local agribusiness success story

Congratulations to the Creswell Chamber of Commerce winners for the year. For all persons and businesses, both those selected and others nominated are considered are worthy of the honors. I wish to...

 

Proud of the efforts that goes into Saucy Jazz fundraiser

Saturday night there were two very important happenings in Creswell. One was the annual Creswell Chamber of Commerce awards banquet at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort; we really desired to go to...

 

Pedestrians take their lives into their hands crossing Oregon Avenue

I am amazed about the lack of painted pedestrian markings at the Oregon Avenue intersections. I asked the city public works supervisor about this, what I consider a safety problem. His reply was that...

 

City missed opportunity to provide positive public relations

Patriotism is a word that most of us hear and use on a regular basis. Most people, like me, truly believe that it means loyalty and devotion to our country, admiration of those who serve and...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel

There is a new manager at Emerald Valley Golf Course as of the first of this year. His name is Laine Wortman, a gentleman that has expressed a true desire to be an active participant in Creswell...

 

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