News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Letters to the Editor - 6/23/2021

Appreciation to SPRD

To the Editor:

My term on the board of directors of Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) will end June 30. Before leaving I wanted to share my experience on this board with the Sisters community. I have served on other boards where they mostly rubber stamp whatever the Executive Director presents to them; not so on the SPRD Board.

Jennifer Holland, our SPRD director, prepares a board packet for each meeting, which the board reviews before they meet — voluminous pages of budget spreadsheets and decisions to be made! At the board sessions, questions are asked, and, if needed, Jennifer is asked to procure more information.

Most importantly, SPRD involves the community when formulating their strategic plan. SPRD’s commitment to the community is evident through their programs and events. Check it out! New programs will be rolling out soon — for kiddos and adults.

Thank you SPRD for the opportunity to be a part of you, and to be more directly involved with this community.

Rosemary Vasquez

Goodbye to Sisters

To the Editor:

Twisted Juniper Coffee will have a new owner on July 1st! I will continue to work here until July 9, so that I have a little time to show her the ropes, and to train the new crew. She has been a loyal customer, who already likes the way things are done here and just wants to keep it going.

It’s been four-and-a-half years now since I opened Twisted Juniper, and it has been such a blessing. I hope to eventually open another one in Texas. I absolutely love what I do! I love that I get a chance to make so many people’s lives just a little bit better with a smile, some conversation, and their favorite drink in their hand. If someone is having a rough day... “I have an oil for that!” Yes... I’m one of those people.

I have lived in Sisters nearly my whole life. Owning Twisted Juniper has given me a chance to get to know so many wonderful people who live in this community, and those who pass through on a regular basis. I will miss you all so very much. New adventures await. July 14, we are hitting the road. We are going to make our way to Arizona to spend a few days with Garrett. Empty-nesting is hard, and I miss him so much already. Then we will continue on to our new home in Texas.

On June 27, we would love to have a chance to say goodbye and introduce you to the new owner. From noon to close, I will have the new crew working the shop, so that Jeremiah and I can step out, visit, mingle, say our good-byes, and I will more than likely cry, a lot! Jennifer, the new owner, should be around, starting at 3 p.m. We will have snacks and drinks available.

I am hoping this transition will go smoothly and that Twisted Juniper Coffee will continue to get the support of this wonderful community of loyal customers. I thank you all for your continued support over the years. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you! I hope I get a chance to see each and every one of you over the next few weeks. Please be patient with the new crew; they are still learning. I have no doubt they will do great! I’ve asked Jennifer to keep me in the loop, and to tell me when we make new records in sales or pass new milestones. I’m hoping this summer is our busiest yet.

Mylissa Reid

Bus driver retires

To the Editor:

Dear Sisters School District, staff, students, families: Thank you so much for all the well wishes, flowers, and gifts. The last few days have been an emotional roller coaster. Love you all. Keep in touch.

Teri Ast

 

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