Casino would be nice

I totally agree with Marie Arvette, it would sure be nice if a person could go to a Class II casino here. Not being totally depraved, I would enjoy an hour or two playing some slots without a two-hour round trip.

Seems odd that the state-run video games haven't turned the town into Sin City yet, and with no security I don't particularly want to go to them. Too bad the local people can't vote on this issue. — P. Kochen, Phoenix

Rain prevented flags

Memorial Day is one of the major holidays that the Ashland Kiwanis club places flags around town for subscribers. This is traditionally one of our most important flag days.

This year the weather did not cooperate and we were not able to place the flags. When our flags get wet, there is not a quick way to dry them before they are returned to their shelter. We wanted you to know what happened because we know that our Ashland residents and visiting tourists expect to see the flags waiving in the breeze. — Ron Parker, president, Ashland Kiwanis Club

The Fed's money bubble

Many investors were very pleased recently when the Dow Jones went over 15,000 for the first time in history. Could it be because the Federal Reserve is creating an easy money bubble, since they are still buying $85 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds each month?

Investors are borrowing against their portfolios, reaching levels not seen since the last financial crisis, putting themselves at great risk. Five years ago in 2008, the stock market lost 777 points in one day and a lot of people lost a bundle of money.

In my opinion, the stock market is just a lot of fluff or cotton candy. It's made up of the same stuff the dollar is made of (worthless paper). Now some large banks and some brokerage houses are issuing paper gold and silver certificates. Who ever heard of such foolishness. If you want a great investment, look to God's word. — Gordon DeVos, Medford

Thanks for support

This letter is a thank you to all the people who sent their ballots in marking my name for the Central Point School Board.

This is also a letter saying thank you to people who supported my campaign even though they could not vote in our district. Your support and good wishes meant the world to me. As you know, I was not successful, but I don't consider the 236-vote margin a huge loss.

I have been on the board for 12 years and have met and worked with some phenomenal people. I want you all to know that even though I will not be on the board, I will be volunteering in the district and supporting all the efforts you make daily for our kids.

Again, thank you to all who supported my campaign. — June M. Brock, Central Point

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