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Letters, Dec. 8

Crater made us proud

To the Crater football team: 14 to 10 are numbers. Yes, it was a loss, but it was also a win. Because as a group of young men from all walks of life, you came together and played the best season in team history and represented Crater High in the final for the first time. You can all hold your heads up high because you have made Crater High School, Central Point and Southern Oregon proud for how far you got. You as the team of young men are tomorrow’s leaders, and you have made a very good start to that.

Susanne McLaughlin

Central Point

Thank you, Crater football

What a wonderful entertaining season the Crater football team gave us this year! Thank you to the players, coaches, cheerleaders and band members.

I have watched many football teams in my life and can truly say you are among the best I have ever watched. You exemplified yourselves as good players and also as good citizens. True, you came up a little short of a state title and I know are feeling you didn’t accomplish your goal. However, you endeared yourselves to your fans and will remain in their hearts forever. Again, thank you for your efforts and congratulations to all involved in a successful season.

Larry Rosenberg

Central Point

Highlight school activities

Cheers! The Phoenix-Talent School District put the “A” in STEAM by adding general music into their elementary schools. All too often the “A “ for arts is omitted.

The article appearing in the paper Nov. 22 was well-written and related many of the benefits children gain in music classes. That article inspired me to recommend the Mail Tribune publish more news about our valley’s schools. The public is often unaware of the non-athletic activities in the schools, many available to all at little or no cost.

One page each week could highlight the dates and times of dramas, concerts, dance programs. special club activities. The public and the schools would gain from this communication. Why not give it a try?

Doris Sjolund

Medford

Candidate plans town hall

State Sen. Mark Hass, running for secretary of state, will be visiting Medford on Dec. 10, at the Medford Library’s Adams Conference Room from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mark has been one of the most diligent legislators in Oregon. He is the architect of the Student Success Act — through its early struggles when it failed as the “Hass bill” and to its ultimate success. He was also the chief sponsor of the Oregon Promise Grant, a step toward universal community college, and full-day kindergarten, a sigh of relief for many parents.

All are welcome. In a time when good politics are receding at a national level, we want to make Oregon a beacon for fair and clean politics. Last year, half of all registered Democrats did not vote in the secretary of state race, our second executive position. We want to change that.

Nicolas Salter

Hood River

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