Letters to the Editor for Aug. 31, 2012

Written by Jayson Jacoby August 31, 2012 11:40 am

Van to Fruitland appreciated

Thank you, St. Luke’s MSTI (Mountain States Tumor Institute), for placing a van in Baker City to transport patients to and from St. Luke’s in Fruitland, Idaho.

 

Why would anyone vote for recall?

An open letter to Baker City voters:

Thank you, Mr. Heriza, for your letter of Aug. 20 asking voters to consider the problems of a recall School Board election.

 

Shortsighted candidate won’t get my vote

I listen to NPR a lot and two mornings ago I heard a fellow interviewed. He is running for President of the United States from a third-party backing. I did not hear all the interview but it did not matter. 

Van to Fruitland appreciated

Thank you, St. Luke’s MSTI (Mountain States Tumor Institute), for placing a van in Baker City to transport patients to and from St. Luke’s in Fruitland, Idaho.

The van is truly a godsend to all needing treatment in Fruitland. Thank you to all those involved in making the van a reality.

Silvia Kreger

Baker City

Why would anyone vote for recall?

An open letter to Baker City voters:

Thank you, Mr. Heriza, for your letter of Aug. 20 asking voters to consider the problems of a recall School Board election. We would like to go a step further to point out the qualifications of Lynne Burroughs and Mark Henderson to serve on the 5J School Board.

Mrs. Burroughs (1) was an outstanding teacher for many years, (2) serves her community as director of Eastern Oregon Regional Theater as well as directing the Community Choir, and (3) was the 2011 Baker City Legacy Woman of the Year.

Mr. Henderson (1) has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering (2) is a dedicated husband and father of two school-age boys (3) is very active in several community projects including the Grange and the Haines School Parents Organization and (4) has years of business experience as well.

We ask that as voters you compare these qualifications with those of Mr. Knight who has (1) a high school education only (2) no work or career experience and (3) multiple infractions his first year on the School Board, which were well-documented resulting in his being censured.

He has been quick to criticize and question those with far more experience in the field of education and is definitely not a “team player.”

Looking at their educational background, experience and service to the community, why would anyone want to recall Lynne Burroughs and Mark Henderson? This would be a gross mistake!

Keith and Nancy Taylor 

and Nelda Marshall

Haines

Shortsighted candidate won’t get my vote

I listen to NPR a lot and two mornings ago I heard a fellow interviewed. He is running for President of the United States from a third-party backing. I did not hear all the interview but it did not matter.

When the radio show host asked him if he would get rid of the EPA, he emphatically answered yes. So he was then asked how he would guarantee clean air and water for the nation.  He answered, “the states could each make their own laws if they were able.”

That answer made me want to pull my car over and call in. I did not. I understand there are folks who do not want government in any part of their lives. Folks, listen up please.  Neither air nor water are static. They do not stay in one place. 

So if Pennsylvania is spewing toxic gases into its air and toxic sludge into its waterways I want this man to tell me how Ohio will keep those toxic wastes out of its air and water.  

Can anyone tell me? This fellow won’t be getting my vote.He’s much too shortsighted.

Iva M. Mace

Baker City