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Letters, Oct. 10

No on Eagle Point bond

If 25 percent of a factory’s products are defective, it would go out of business.

Eagle Point Schools produces a 75 percent graduation rate, yet they want $95 million to build new schools. How is that going to improve a 75 percent graduation rate if we don’t change the competence of those schools?

We gave those teachers a nice raise awhile back, and got no return on our investment.

Giving EP schools $95 million is throwing good money after bad, and unless there is a change in personnel and attitude, we’ll keep getting the same sorry results. We’d be better off closing the schools and using the savings to buy every student a computer so they can get a real education at home via the many excellent home-school online programs available.

I’m voting no!

Carl F. Worden

Eagle Point

Group think

The Kavanaugh disaster is a direct result of the Republicans’ letting the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation do all their thinking for them. Republicans need to grow a brain.

While they were doing that, the FBI should have stopped investigating Kavanaugh’s youthful indiscretions, and started investigating The Federalist Society.

Herbert Childs


Impressed by Democrats

I recently attended a Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) candidate forum on environmental challenges that comprised three Democrats and one Republican.

I was impressed with the depth of knowledge and innovative ideas demonstrated by Jeff Golden. I was also encouraged and comforted by the scope of understanding by Pam Marsh of the existing threat to our environment. Young Michelle Blum Atkinson, running for House District 6 ,is an earnest and intelligent candidate.

If these three service-oriented people are elected to our Oregon Legislature, I believe they will steer a course toward clean energy and a healthy future for our planet.

Jill Iles


Crude and rude

Sorry, you have heard this before.

On March 6, 2016, May 26, 2016 and on Jan. 19, 2018, I made comments regarding the “crude and rude” verbiage emanating from the occupant of the White House. Heaven help us; things have not changed, let alone improved. I am embarrassed for our nation and regret the oral example this rhetoric gives to the world.

Pat Parsons


Thanks to students

On behalf of the board of directors for the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the group of students from Central Medford High School who helped clean up the cemetery grounds and cleaned headstones in Jacksonville’s cemetery on Sept. 26 and 27.

We have been working with the students and their remarkable teachers, Jay Schroder, Julimarie Thomas and Malcolm Munson, on a joint project, and in appreciation for a two-hour program that our docents presented, the students gave back with community service. We look forward to working with the teachers and students in the future and appreciate the amazing work they did in helping us care for Jacksonville’s Pioneer Cemetery. Thank you and our best wishes to each of you for a happy and bright future.

Dirk J. Siedlecki, president, Friends of Jacksonville Historic Cemetery

Eagle Point

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