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Letters to the Editor for May 4, 2011

Liberals need to speak up
To the editor:
I am a liberal. I believe that is not a dirty word. I care about my fellow man and think the government is necessary to provide a huge network of services; police, fire, clean water, clean air and medical insurance for everyone, not just a few. In addition I think the government needs to protect our oceans to keep them clean. I think they need to protect our lands from being defiled. The government is the only thing that has the power to do all that.

That said I want to address my fellow liberals. There are a lot of untruths being spread right now, half fact, half fiction lies about everything and everybody. I know liberals are generally laid back, kind of live and let live people. But now is not the time. The lies being circulated need to be responded to. Say something, don’t just sit there and listen when you know what is being said is not true or is based on half truths or comes straight off the Internet.  The folks who have not made up their minds yet about things need to hear a counter argument. When they hear silence they tend to believe the lies, so say something. You are not responsible for how your message is received so don’t worry over that. Just say something when confronted with half truths, speak up please
Iva Mace
Baker City

Baker comes through for Mayce
To the editor:
WOW! Baker has done it again! For the fourth year in a row the Mayce Day-Drink Pink scholarship fundraiser was a success!  The Baker High School’s very own Bulldog Blender and a crew of amazing volunteers worked hard to donate all money eared to the J. Mayce Memorial Scholarship fund. If you ordered a drink from us on Friday April 29, you enjoyed it, as always, with a hot pink straw because this was Mayce’s favorite color.
This community that we all live in and love always rises to the occasion when there is a need and because of you there will be another student who will receive financial assistance to help pursue their goals.
Our hope in continuing the J. Mayce Memorial Scholarship is important in not only honoring Mayce Collard, but to remind others to pass it on. This scholarship is only awarded to individuals who personify many of Mayce’s best qualities; a positive attitude, volunteer experience, and acceptance of others. We feel this is a worthwhile endeavor.
On behalf of the Collard family, The Bulldog Blender crew and volunteers: Thank you, Baker City: You rock!
Amy Powell
Baker City


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