Letters to the editor for December 10, 2012

By Observer Upload December 10, 2012 01:57 pm


Celebrate library with raffle

To the Editor:

It is the time of the year for holiday cheer, and for folks to pull together for the fless fortunate. A Christmas tree raffle taking place in Union is helping the city celebrate the 100th year for the Union Library.

There are two Christmas trees decorated very pretty, and gifts that go along with both.

The trees are on display at our library in Union and you need not be present to win but you sure can have a nice time. The drawing is on Wednesday, the celebration is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. So please come and enjoy. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and sold at the library. So please come on out and support a good cause plus also enjoy the celebration too. You won’t be disappointed. For more information, call the library at 541-562-5811.

Robin Morin


Support National Guard families during holidays

To the Editor:

Gift cards for our Oregon National Guard families are much appreciated during the holiday season. Many of the families of deployed soldiers have financial difficulties, and especially during this expensive time of year. The gift cards distributed by programs under the direction of Gen. Caldwell, especially Cards for Guards, offer some relief and demonstrate our appreciation of the efforts of our soldiers. 

Deployed National Guard soldiers often leave families behind who are making great financial sacrifices. Citizens of our state can help provide some relief at this time of year, by sending gift cards to the Oregon National Guard. Purchase a gift card for any amount, for groceries, toys or fuel. Send the gift cards to Gen. Caldwell, who will distribute the gift cards to the neediest of the Oregon National Guard Families all around our state. It is a great way to let our soldiers and their families know that we appreciate them.

Send gift cards to:

Gen. Mike Caldwell

Oregon National Guard

P.O. Box 14350

Salem, OR 97309.

Becky Cartier

Lake Oswego

The reason for the season

To the Editor:

The year 2012 is almost over and 2013 is knocking at the front door. Christmas season is upon us with the galas, programs, bazaars, hustle and bustle of the season. I stop and think of the real reason for the season. How blessed we are to have such a loving Heavenly Father that loves us so much that he sent his only son Jesus to take on all our sins and the merciful sacrifice he made in our behalf so that we may choose the most glorious, ultimate gift — eternal life. What an awesome God we serve.

My Christmas prayer is that our Heavenly Father be with all the military men and women, all the policemen and policewomen and all their families, as well as each of you in our beautiful community of La Grande and surrounding areas. May he fill you with his joy and blessed peace this holiday season and give you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Joanne Roberts

La Grande


Wild horse solution

To the Editor:

I just read the article by Richard Cockle written for The Oregonian, reprinted by The Observer on Nov. 26. The article concerns the capture and holding of Oregon’s wild horses to prevent possible over-grazing on public ground. This is a very expensive fix. 

I have an alternative plan that would greatly reduce costs. Go ahead and capture the animals and transport them to Northeast Oregon and set them free. The released horses will make a great fodder for our ever increasing wolf packs and will reduce livestock and game animal losses. This is a win-win situation.

John Cogan