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More bravos

Thanks and kudos to Jim Eddy for his July 12 letter encouraging live theater patronage. Jim is right. We have wonderful theater in Grays Harbor and are blessed with an amazing amount of talented people! I have often heard people say that they enjoyed a Harbor performance better than the same show in the big city.

Aberdeen’s planters perk up city

We would like to thank the City of Aberdeen and especially those who take care of the beautiful planters throughout the city. They are so well-kept and certainly are a wonderful sight as we enter and drive through Aberdeen. They, and the other planters scattered around, make Aberdeen an attractive place that must appeal to residents and visitors alike. We appreciate the “extra mile” the city extends to this project. It is a pleasure for us to come to Aberdeen.

Purcell supporter

When I learned that Teresa Purcell was running for Washington State Representative I felt a rush of excitement. At last, a well qualified, strong and dynamic person to represent us!

Supporting Lignoski

After reading the four PUD No. 3 candidate interviews in the local paper it seems like only two of the candidates have taken a position on the Tokeland extension project. This project is funded and has been hanging fire for many years.

Guest opinion: Clinton will weaken military

Before considering Hillary Clinton as president, look first at the last Clinton military. In the 1990s, the Bill Clinton Administration damaged the U.S military with a dangerous combination of reduced budgets, diminished forces and increased missions. As a military officer I witnessed first-hand the result of a steep decline in readiness, morale and military strength. Perhaps more telling was the scandal that broke in 1998 that his Defense Secretary ordered the military service chiefs to lie to Congress about military readiness and claim they didn’t need more resources. To his credit, the Commandant of the Marine Corps refused, and, as a result, Congress held an investigation as to the scandal.

Gordon and Smith

Local politics, indeed all politics, is a lot like Game of Thrones, the long-running TV series that never fails to reflect the best and the worst in those who would be leaders of their people. Personality, style, transparency of motives and methods, become as evident in real life politics as they do in the make-believe world.

Supporting Steve Rogers

After a successful professional career as a teacher and administrator, Steve Rogers entered public service in local government. He is running for re-election as a county commissioner and I would encourage Pacific County voters to support him. Mr. Rogers encourages job growth in the area by work with canneries, mills and ports. An important aspect of the work is also coordinating with regional agencies to provide services to Pacific County residents.

Live theater needs you

Live theater on the Harbor struggles for patrons. A common lament heard here is, “There’s nothing to do on the Harbor” or its sidekick, “If you want to see the good stuff, you’ve got to go to Seattle.”

Lignoski supporter

I highly recommend Mike Lignoski for PUD Commissioner Position No. 3 in Pacific County. A life-long resident of Pacific County, Mike graduated from Willapa Valley High School and received an Associate degree from Grays Harbor College. Mike also attended Central Washington University and received a certificate of completion from Cleveland Institute of technology. After numerous college and home courses he also completed the Washington State and Weyerhaeuser electrical apprenticeship program.
 

Response to a response

It turns out that Mayor Vini Samuel did respond to my Letter to the Editor dated 4/28/16. However, she posted it to her personal Facebook page for only her friends to see. A friend of mine found it and forwarded it to me. Here is her letter:

Bengazi

In thinking about the Bengazi murder of four Americans, I thought about King David, Bathsheba and Uriah. I still don’t understand way the requests for additional security by our Ambassador in August before Sept. 11 was turned down all three times.

Lauding Gordon

Many residents on the lower Wishkah Road have worked diligently, patiently and with firm hope that the Wishkah Road, from milepost 2.2 to 2.7 would have flood mitigation through the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority.