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Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2010

Reward offered for my missing buddy
To the editor:

On the evening of May 11 my black and white English springer spaniel male, Flint, was last seen going down Beaver Creek Road towards Highway 7. I have lost a very faithful and loyal companion and have spent many hours driving and walking, looking for my buddy.

So I’m writing, asking and pleading if someone may have found him to please bring him home. No questions asked. I am offering a reward for his safe return.

I still have his mother, and he has been with me for nine years. He is sorely missed. He can be returned to me or at the Animal Clinic and they will contact me. If you leave your name and address I will see you get your reward. Thanks you.

Bernie Miller
Baker City

Softball players like lights, too
To the editor:

Both my brother and I play ball. I am coached by my mother and my brother is coached by my stepfather. After dressing on opening day I noticed the same thing MY teammate Carley had. My brother looked very spiffy in his brand new, full uniform. As did my stepfather Tim in his pro back, authentic MLB hat, and his coach’s shirt was very nice too. I, on the other hand, was wearing the same uniform I have worn for the past four years. My mom had a coaching shirt, but it looks nothing like my stepfather’s.

At our 17th Street field we take pride in taking care of it. After every practice our coach has us fill our gloves full of rocks before we hand drag and brush it. I have never seen this take place at Wade Williams. I am willing to do the same over there, so I think I should get the same experience as my 9-year-old brother and get to play under the lights. I want to play where the parents will get out of their car, and can buy a hot chocolate if they want. I want to play where they will have a comfortable restroom to use instead of a outhouse.

Finally my biggest complaint. I don’t know if umpires are ever scheduled to work over at 17th Street. In fact, in all the years my mom has coached she has usually been left to beg a parent.  Last year, she ended up umpiring two games in a row, in her bare feet, because she showed up in sandals and there was nobody else there to do it. This year, we were forced to ask a Junior team, visiting from Mac-Hi, if they brought anyone with them that is willing to umpire. We ended up using one of their young high school boys. I wonder if they will come back to play us again?  I know that is the last thing I would want to walk into at an out of town game — “Hey did you bring an ump??”

Farrell Linscott
13 years old
Baker City

Softball parents are appreciative
To the editor:

I am writing this letter to clarify a few things in the letters written by both my daughter, Farrell Linscott, and her teammate Carley Johnson.

We as a team do appreciate the great strides that have been made by our current board. This is not an attack on our president (we think Ty Bennett is doing a superb job)!  I know the rebuttal to these letters is always that the money is divided equally, and that may be so. However, shouldn’t the necessities at the girls’ fields be taken care of before the boys get luxuries? Just a thought.

Once again, I would like to thank the board for all of their time and efforts, it is appreciated and we do not want to come across as being ungrateful.

Kelly Nork
Baker City

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