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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • To all who read the Mail Tribune, Nov. 24 was a sad day. I sat down to have coffee with my favorite column only to read that after Thanksgiving I would not be having coffee with my favorite column, Paul Fattig's.
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  • To all who read the Mail Tribune, Nov. 24 was a sad day. I sat down to have coffee with my favorite column only to read that after Thanksgiving I would not be having coffee with my favorite column, Paul Fattig's.
    For someone who, in Mr. Fattig's terms, is getting "long in the tooth," I will tell you for years before his column came to my attention I spent Sunday mornings reading Olive Starcher's column about all the social niceties in our valley, easy joyful reading. When she retired I was depressed to say the least.
    Then came a Huck Finn-type character straight from the backwoods of Oregon with a similar childhood to mine, to a life far beyond his humble beginnings. Mr. Fattig's exploits have made my Sundays more pleasurable then he will ever know. Stories of the characters and events a great number of us have all known but have put in the back of our memories until brought to the surface by his recollections.
    If his books are anything like his columns he is bound to be a success in the next chapter of his life. Thank you again, Paul Fattig, for some very pleasurable Sunday mornings. — Anne Walker, Central Point
    A headline, "Saturday Growers Market manager fired," sparked curiosity among locals as to why Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market had dismissed one of its stellar Saturday market managers. We didn't.
    Please note, the dismissal the article referred to occurred with SOGA, a growers market in Grants Pass. Although there was brief notation which premised the piece, listing the origin of the article in Grants Pass, many mistook the information for the Saturday Medford Market, which on the contrary has been in the news frequently for having established a landmark open-air market on The Commons.
    Saturday markets in both downtown Medford and Ashland are gearing up for the 2014 season, with wonderful staff entrusted to run these markets who keep service, friendliness and a welcoming atmosphere as top priorities. Applicants can rest assured 2014 will be an exciting new season.
    Interested parties for the upcoming season can go online to download applications available later this year and accepted through Jan. 31, 2014. In the words of the Saturday Medford Market manager (a dedicated member of our management team), "Saturday Market on The Commons is the place to be!" — Lori Hopkinson, Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market
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