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Letters to the Editor for Nov. 5, 2010

Support May Day, help to end domestic violence
To the editor:
Every year an estimated 1.3 million American women are victims of domestic violence. This number represents those woman who survive the abuse. Thousands of women die every year at the hand of their abuser.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one in every three female murders is committed as an act of domestic violence by an intimate partner. These statistics are haunting.

Just recently a Baker City woman, Christy Blankenship, became one of these statistics. Ms. Blankenship tragically left behind four children.

For years, MayDay has been an asset to our community. Many of you reading this letter probably are not familiar with MayDay. I have had the personal opportunity to work hand in hand with this facility and witness the miracles they provide to men, woman, and children.

With support from you and me they can continue to provide services to our community, creating awareness, and working toward putting an end to violence. Saturday Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Baker Elks Lodge there will be a fundraiser held for the children of Christy Blankenship in conjunction with MayDay Inc. This is an opportunity for our community to join together and unite, supporting the Blankenship kids and MayDay. Please join me on Saturday, to show our support and also send a strong message that our beautiful community will not tolerate violence!                                 

Marianne Stone
Baker City

A fun, but also slightly bumpy, stagecoach ride
To the editor:

Thank you, Ralph and Alvin Ward and the Ward family, for donating the yellow stagecoach to the Baker Heritage Museum. It was so much fun to ride in it with Ron Colton’s Percherons pulling it. Even though we were on paved streets it was a very bumpy ride. Imagine what it would have been like on the hills coming into Baker Valley!

The Heritage Museum is closed for the season, but will be open during the Thanksgiving weekend. We are so fortunate that Alice Warnock, Carolyn Sherrieb and others had the foresight to save the old “Nat” and convert it to this great museum.                                 

Frances Burgess
Baker City

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