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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 27

Thanks for guest opinion

My husband is an immigrant and a temporary employee. He is also a permanent legal resident working towards his citizenship but still faces many hardships when it comes to work.

He has lived and worked in the United States for over four years, helping me get through graduate school, has paid his fair share in taxes, has never had to use any type of welfare program but still does not have access to rights afforded to many workers. As a temporary worker my husband’s wages are kept low, he has no retirement plan,  paid sick leave nor access to vacation time; this all means that his future is unsure and insecure.

As a low-wage worker myself, we have no way to prepare for any type of crisis, be it medical or whatnot. We constantly worry about how we are going to make rent, buy food and keep ourselves healthy.

For these reasons I appreciate the points made by Michelle Glass in her guest opinion on Saturday, Sept. 19. It gives me hope that there are individuals out there that care so much about working families and immigrants while also fighting for their rights, so thank you.

Andrea Anderson


Rogue Run a success

I have to say, Laura Weiland's enthusiasm and energy every year makes the Providence Rogue Run the success that it is and the success that it is becoming.

I know she had a lot of support out there and they also were fantastic! Smiles and cheers around every corner! From the bus drivers to everyone at the finish line — you made this day fun.

I was a late registrant this year but Laure didn't even blink an eye — she just keep on making this event happen! Every road block, big or small, that I saw her come to, she hurdled it to make this event what it is.

Great job everyone, and Laura, I can't wait for next year!

Carrie Driskell

Butte Falls

Grasping the truth

Boy, did Hartley Anderson ever grasp the truth about those grasping money-grubbing Republicans (see "Why Trump appeals," Sep 17).

For example, just look at my family (all registered Republicans): We're right up there with Trump and Vanderbuilt. Both sets of grand-parents were Missouri farmers. During the Depression, my father drove a bus and was lucky enough to find a second job in a brick factory, while my mother was a waitress and a part-time telephone operator.

My older brother and his wife had a small appliance repair business in Baldwin Park, Calif., while my older sister was a stay-at-home mom and her husband was the fire chief in one of the El Monte, Calif., fire stations. After a tour in the U.S. Navy, my younger brother worked for a road-paving outfit.

My wife was, among other things during our 57 years of (wonderful) marriage, a bank teller and a waitress. As for me, I earned really big bucks during my 22-plus years in the U.S. Air Force, and finally, after my retirement, got a decent job in the aerospace industry.

Yessiree, us Republicans really dragged in the money. Almost as much as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi — yeah, right!

Murray LaHue


Thanks for cleanup

On behalf of the pioneer cemeteries who received some much needed care and attention from the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all.

This year the church's Sept. 11 Day of Service and Remembrance was dedicated towards seven local pioneer cemeteries: Rock Point, Central Point, Antelope, Jacksonville, Eastwood, Log Town and Sterlingville. Groups of church members showed up en mass on Saturday, Sept. 19, at all seven cemeteries and performed numerous tasks of cleaning up, repairing and painting projects in the various cemeteries.

Most, if not all our historic cemeteries around the state rely on volunteers to care for the grounds and provide for preservation and restoration work. Their assistance to that end on Sept. 19 was very much appreciated and we are all very grateful for their help.

Dirk J. Siedlecki

President, Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 27