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home : letters : letters December 15, 2017

10/24/2017 12:59:00 PM
Letters to the Editor 10/25/2017

To the Editor:

I would like to thank Tiffany Lee Brown, a.k.a. "T" for the wonderful response to Jennifer Hills' letter referencing Ms. Hills' possible need to buy a gun because of the "In our America..." signs in the yards of many Sisters residents.

I was simply shocked when I read that a neighbor felt so frightened by the sentiments expressed in the sign that she contemplated arming herself. Although I do not have a sign in my yard, I know many who do and these excellent people are one of the reasons we have found Sisters such a terrific place to live.

Perhaps Ms. Hills should knock on the doors of the people who have these signs and meet them before she assumes the worst. After all, they are her neighbors and, as the sign certainly implies, they mean her no harm.

Stella Dean


To the Editor:

Bravo. Bravo plus thanks to Tiffany Lee Brown ("We are not enemies," The Nugget, October 18, page 2). Perfectly put, and speaks for me.

Indeed, in the recent California fires (as well as all the hurricane events) there are countless stories of help from both neighbors and strangers. And no hint that any of them cared a whit about the ideology or politics or personal beliefs or personal behaviors of the people they rescued. Let alone what signs they had on their lawns or what stickers they had on their vehicles.

I shudder to imagine what Ms. Hill"s America is, if it's not described by that sign.

R J Jones


To the Editor:

Wow! The year just flew by and it's time to think about Christmas. Sisters Kiwanis, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department and The Nugget's Furry Friends are gearing up for our annual Christmas Food Share, Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive and food for our Furry Friends.

We have been handing applications out at the food bank, the fire department and the FAN (Family Access Network) office at the school for almost a month now, and at this point in time we have only 33 applications. So, this is a letter to remind everyone who needs to receive this joyful gift to pick up an application and promptly return it.

The fire department uses donations to buy some gifts, but a large share of them are brought in by the community who take the gift tags off the Christmas trees at Ray's and Bi-Mart. If you have children, getting that application back promptly ensures the process goes forward and it helps the volunteers not have to deal with things at the last minute, which gets pretty stressful. The cut-off date this year for the Toy Drive is November 17. Please help us by getting applications in by that time.

We will be at the Sisters Fire Hall on Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to give out the Kiwanis Christmas Dinner gift certificates, the toys from Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive and pet food that comes from the The Nugget's Furry Friends drive.

We live in an amazing community, let's make this the best Christmas ever for everyone involved!

Shirley Miller

Kiwanis Club of Sisters


To the Editor:

I have lived in my home on Tamarack Street for 41 years and never had a pet "go missing." That all changed on October 4, between 4:15 and 5:30 a.m. on that Wednesday morning when Jackson (my cat, see Pet Place on 12) did not come for breakfast.

Neighbors have checked garages and sheds in case he was shut inside. Family, friends and very nice people I have met have looked all over out back, even though he does not roam all over but stays in my yard, and neighbor Tim as seen him on occasion in his backyard. Grateful for the calls, and I have followed phone tips, but no luck. I have posted pictures of Jackson all over town. He is on Facebook, Sisters Swap, and Craigslist. Vet clinics and the Humane Society have been notified.

There is no sign of Jackson, not one hair. Somebody must know something. There are no words to express how I feel: hours of crying, trouble sleeping, viewing the yard many times during the day hoping to see him. Jackson is friendly, sweet, soft and cuddly, even at 15-17 pounds. When I work in the flowerbeds, he is right there helping me. Picking up pinecones in my yard, he follows me. Our 12 years together is not enough.

On behalf of Jackson and myself, I want to thank all of you who have been so kind, helpful and understanding in my search for my beloved cat. The Nugget is greatly appreciated. I am not giving up and ask you to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Virginia West

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