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Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Letters to the editor for November 19, 2012

Letters to the editor for November 19, 2012

Letters to the editor for November 19, 2012

Showcasing a true winner

To the Editor:

What a thrill to open Friday’s newspaper and see a smiling picture my former clerk on the front page of the C section, devoted to veterans. 

Dakota Olson, in full National Guard uniform, is photographed climbing out of her vehicle in Iraq during her tour of duty with the 3rd battalion.  

Last year I was fortunate enough to have Dakota work for me. As a returning veteran she happily fulfilled the lowly tasks of filing, copying, picking up and delivering legal material for my law practice.   

She is a true delight — intelligent, responsible, and able to keep confidences, essential when handling client material.   

Unfortunately, I lost her to a job with more hours this year, though how she handles it all I cannot fathom — Dakota is not only a full-time EOU student, she is a Mountaineer cheerleader, on the dance team and continues with her National Guard duties.  

On top of that she now works at Rise instead of for me! Dakota, you are a treasure. We all miss you in this office and wish you all the best in your studies and career.  And thank you, Observer, for showcasing a true winner! 

Janie M. Burcart

La Grande

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