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Beverly Jean Perry, 80, died at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility on Sunday, Oct. 19. Beverly was born to Otis and Bernice (Straight) Elliott in Prineville on Feb. 1, 1934.  She grew up in Lake and Crook counties and finished her education in Silver Lake. As a young person, she helped her mother […]

Typically, I do not really endorse the idea of writing a letter to the editor. I feel extremely blessed to live in Lake County. Most of us who live here pride ourselves with the ability to think for ourselves without persuasion. With the Nov. 4 election rapidly approaching, I am not writing to advocate for […]

Does candidate for sheriff, Mike Taylor know that if elected, before taking office he must attend DPSST and be certified as a police officer in the state of Oregon and that he must begin that course within 120 days of taking office? It must be passed and it is not easy. I don’t know Mr. […]

A recent letter to the editor from Bonnie Gonzales accused Sheriff Phil McDonald of practicing “Selective Compassion.” Evidently, Sheriff McDonald granted a favor, or did something nice for some, but not all of the jail inmates. I confess that I am also guilty of “Selective Compassion.”  I find that many people do not need my […]

Over many election cycles, I’ve listened to Conservatives who didn’t cast a ballot complain “My vote doesn’t count so why bother?” Here’s why: Four years ago, Chris Dudley lost the election to John Kitzhaber by less than 23,000 votes. The margin was less than 2 percent! Think of how different Oregon would be without the […]

I appreciate your emailing the agenda and draft ordinance. We were so surprised to read about the session scheduled seven days before rec pot is voted legal in Oregon. We see that you must have had the meeting with the rep from the First Baptist church with a 500 ft. ban from churches on legal […]

Halloween approaches, when young and old dress up to celebrate a holiday that generates $6 billion annually through costumes, decorations and candy sales; ranking as the second highest holiday for economic impact behind only Christmas. Like most holidays its roots span multiple cultures and religions, morphing over time to become today’s multi-generational celebration full of […]

Sheriff Candidates Face-off at Political Forum

A packed Senior Center was the stage for the annual Political Forum that was hosted by American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Lauri Crocker, member of AAUW, played moderator for the near-three-hour event. Beginning the forum, Crocker told the audience that the goal of the meeting was to inform the public […]

Scores of people came from around the county for the Library Endowment dinner hosted by the Lake County Libraries on Saturday, Oct. 18 in order to show support for the integral local libraries and hear from author and publisher, C.J. Hadley. The evening began at the Lakeview main branch library at 5 p.m. for a […]

Any hopes of completing the Lakeview soccer field project were dashed on Monday, Oct. 13, with Darryl Anderson of Anderson Engineering and Surveying announcing that they will wait until the spring before either sodding or seeding the field during the Lake County School District #7 board meeting. The multi-purpose field being constructed near the LCSD#7 […]

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