Rachel Center grateful for support
To the editor:
The board, staff and volunteers at the Rachel Pregnancy Center would like to thank all who helped make our fall banquet, held on Nov. 4, a success.
Our banquet is a major fundraiser for the Rachel Pregnancy Center, and so many individuals, businesses and organizations helped to make this evening successful. Because of this community support, we will be able to assist more families in crisis pregnancy situations.
We are so grateful for all of the help we have received and continue to
receive. If you would like to learn more about the Rachel Center and
how you can help, please call 541-523-5375.
The Rachel Pregnancy Center is committed to upholding the sanctity of
human life to anyone facing unplanned pregnancy and related challenges
by providing practical, emotional and spiritual support while sharing
the unconditional love of Jesus
How to create jobs? Here's one way
To the editor:
The election is over and all the politicians seemed to agree that we
have to stimulate the economy and create jobs. We heard no good
explanations of how this was to be accomplished. Our country is facing
economic breakdown unless we do something soon.
Most politicians now realize that we cannot go on spending more than we
earn forever, so the talk about cutting expenses. Good, but where does
the money come from to carry on the rest of our needs?
Stimulating Wall Street and printing money won't get it. That only postpones the inevitable.
To solve the problem we must first understand why we have the troubles.
The answer is freedom. Our country was once the best, most prosperous
place on Earth. This was made possible because we had land and the
freedom to recover its produce and resources, which created new wealth
and fueled expanding manufacturing industries that provided necessities
and niceties of modern life.
We have regulated ourselves out of business and are living on borrowed
money and spending the previously accumulated wealth of our nation to
buy the things that we will not let ourselves produce.
If we really want to save our economy, it can be done if our leaders
have the guts to do it. The wrongheaded policies and regulations that
prevent use from going to work must be reversed or put on hold until
our economy recovers.
For example, we estimate that in the Baker area there are approximately
148 small mining operations being held up by the Forest Service and BLM
that could be producing. The economic impact of mining is high because
it has a multiplier effect of $33 benefit for every dollar worth of
If each of these mines recovering half an ounce of gold per day this
could mean $57.7 million in new wealth would be added to the economy
Dancing 'stars' aren't always
To the editor:
As far back as I can remember I have always loved dancing. So I enjoyed
the TV program "Dancing With the Stars." This year's competition was
well worth watching until the selection of the semifinalists and
It was not about excellence in dancing. The selections brought home the
bitter truth that hard work, ability and ambition don't pay; it's who
you know that pays.
Miriam K. Aschim