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Letters to the Editor for April 30, 2012

Support our schools

To the editor:

Take a free test-drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to the Baker High School.

Get behind the wheel of any Ford vehicle at a local Drive One 4 UR School event and you’ll be entered for a chance to win an all-new 2013 Ford Escape!

Mark your calendars:

Where: Baker High School - Back Parking Lot

When: Saturday, May 5  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license.

Ford will donate $20 per valid test-drive up to 300, plus an additional $500 to the club or sport that brings in the most test drives. 

Sponsored by our local Gentry Ford in Baker City.

All funds raised goes straight to Baker High School, with no strings attached. 

This is a great opportunity for you to test drive American made vehicles, and supports our schools in the process. What a great example to our students of an American owned company that is standing on their own and picked themselves up in the face of tremendous adversity.

Please join us and support our schools!

Kyle Knight and Jim Longwell, 
directors, Baker 5J School District


Agenda 21’s origin

To the editor:

In the Wednesday, April 25 edition of the Herald, there was a letter to the editor written by Mr. Allan Chase of Union, Oregon.  In that letter Mr. Chase Stated the following:  “A group of concerned citizens, myself included, worked long and hard to develop an equitable forest travel plan. Was our plan even considered?  Absolutely not!  So is there a hidden agenda here?”

My answer to Mr. Chase would be, yes Mr. Chase there is an agenda here, and it is called “Agenda 21.”  

The Forest Service proposed travel management plan, along with the recent release of the Bureau of Land Management plan to further restrict activities of  hundreds of thousands of acres of BLM land most of which is in Baker County, have Agenda 21 stamped all over them.  

It is my personal opinion that what the government is doing ties in directly to the “Wildlands Project, which is just one more piece of the Agenda 21 puzzle. I’m surprised at the number of people I meet that have never heard of Agenda 21.  

What is Agenda 21? Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan for global ’Sustainable Development,’ brought to you from the United Nations. George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to it back in 1992, and in 1995, Bill Clinton signed Executive Order #12858, creating a Presidential Council on ‘Sustainable Development.’ 

This effectively pushed the UN plan into America’s large, churning government machine without the need for any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.

If you are a farmer, rancher, or just a homeowner, I urge everyone that has never heard of this agenda to spend 10 minutes of your life and look it up on the internet and learn about it. I’m sure that most people will see the connection between Agenda 21 and what the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are up to as far as the road closures.  Which are in my opinion, are only the first step.

Jim Scott

Baker City 

Vote for Downing

To the editor:

I would urge you to consider voting for Michael Downing for Baker County Justice of the Peace for the followings reasons:

1. He knows the job and the law, having been appointed Just of the Peace Pro Tem.

2. He will strongly, but fairly, administer the law.

3. He is honest.

4. Born and raised in Baker County.

5. Has a record of volunteer service in the community: volunteer firefighter/EMT, teen church leader, T-ball coach, mowed lawns at Wade Williams Field.

6. His present job will allow adequate time for Judicial duties.

7. In this age of technology, he is very good with computers and other devices.

8. He would organize the office for efficiency and move cases through in a timely manner.

Mark your ballot before the May 15 deadline.

Kay Markgraf

Baker City

Undercover agents

To the editor:

Until the recent news from Colombia most folks did not realize that so many of our Secret Service personnel were undercover agents.  

Carl Kostol

Baker City


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