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Letter to the Editor: After-school programs

Dear Editor, I read the article in the April 4 edition of The Creswell Chronicle regarding after-school programs. Creswell resident Kimberlee Smith discussed her experience with these activities when she was in school. Ms. Smith suggests the schools...

 

Suicide series can open our communities to talking

Dear Editor, First, I want to thank The Creswell Chronicle, The Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Siuslaw News, and Newport News-Times for taking the time to talk about a complex and hard topic: suicide. This is an important topic that should be talked...

 

Special community news collaboration series

Dear Editor, Kudos! The “Breaking Silence” series is a great collaboration that does indeed reach a larger readership. Issues around at-risk students need more visibility, especially concerning suicidal ideation. Dr. Richard Page...

 

Thank you, Creswell Public Works

Dear Editor, Earlier this week, city public works plowed the streets in the Emerald Valley West neighborhood where I reside. As the driver started down our street I called my wife to the window and said, “It looks like we’re about to be sealed in...

 

Creswell comes together in snowstorm

Dear Editor, We’ve been snowed in all week without power. But numerous good Samaritans have helped us out. As longtime area residents, it seemed we were losing “Mayberry” recently. Our faith in humankind is restored. Creswell, the Friendly...

 

Last week's storm made easier by emergency kits

Dear Editor, A small purchase this summer for my “big one” emergency kit made a cold, snowy day this past Monday a whole lot more comfortable. One of the first things I do every morning is make hot tea. It soothes me, wakes me up and gets me...

 

'Help yourself' said the Colonel

Dear Editor, For clarity “The Lord helps those who help themselves” is not a Biblical quote, but I do wish to question what it has come to mean. The Lord helps those who: Help themselves to all the food on the table? Help themselves to the...

 

In response to recent homelessness articles

Dear Editor, In reference to the recent articles in our local paper in Creswell on homelessness, I would like to give an opinion. In the Feb. 7 Chronicle, Mr. Heyman, “The Colonel” stated his concerns about the safety of the people: if folks are...

 

Big thanks for bingo success

Dear Editor, Creswell Grange would like to recognize the local businesses that helped us get off to a great start on our monthly bingo games. A big thank you for donating gift certificates for bingo prizes goes to Blue Valley Bistro, Country Farms &...

 

Thank you for your persistence of the truth

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Chronicle for their persistence of the truth, and for providing critical information to the community that is more than lacking from our school district office and school board. I resign...

 

Cottage Grove carousel gingerbread

Dear Editor, I have seen several articles of late regarding vocational/shop programs being taught in high schools. We have a similar program going with the restoration of the carousel, not high schoolers, but retired millwrights, etc. The carousel...

 

Response to ethics column

Dear Editor, I have been waiting patiently for The Chronicle to share with its readers the results of the Ethics Commission’s investigation into the complaint you filed. Your comments were in the Jan. 17 edition. I read them carefully as I was...

 

Tamara's party a lovely tribute

Dear Editor, WOW, what a nice party Mr. Bennett had in honoring his late wife, Tamara Blum, on Jan. 12. Everyone there seemed real engaged and happy, and the pictures of Tamara on the windows were great. She was quite the sports woman, too. The...

 

Beautiful vigil for Erma

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Creswell community for the candlelight vigil held for Erma Burnell last Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Her life was taken and I will never foget how thoughtful everone in Creswell was. Thank you so very much....

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you, sir

I am fortunate to have retired Colonel Richard Heyman as a neighbor here in Creswell. I consider an iron-jawed icon of the American fighter pilots of yesteryear. Today he is enjoying his well-earned retirement with his beautiful English bride. During...

 

Proudly, we salute Larry Weaver

Dear Editor, Larry Weaver served his country in two ways: As a Peace Corp volunteer in Colombia, South America and as a Marine Corp Reserve officer in the 1960s and ’70s. Those times, like these, were tumultuous. The important thing was to bring...

 

Letter to the Editor - Make November Pro-GMO Month

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to see the column from Yaakov Levine (October: Non-GMO month!) demonizing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The piece was filled with misinformation, and readers should have a chance to hear the truth about GMOs....

 

Response to 'Reporting the tough stuff,' 'Local journalism matters' pieces

Dear Editor, As a subscriber to The Chronicle and as a citizen of our community, I applaud the sentiments and intelligence of both Erin Tierney's piece, "On reporting the tough stuff," and Aliya Hall's opinion piece, "Local journalism matters...

 

Thank you, Creswell First!

Dear Editor, Community Food for Creswell would like to thank Creswell First! for our two 2018 Community Service Fund awards, totaling $1,764. We purchased four stationary wire shelf units for use in our walk-in cooler, four mobile wire shelf units...

 

Councilor Zettervall is a go-getter

Dear Editor, Very soon you will be voting on Creswell’s next mayor. Two members of the city council have applied for the position, councilors Zettervall and Mounce. Several months ago, I encouraged Councilor Zettervall to run for mayor, and I will...

 

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