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Letters to the Editor Jan. 12, 2011

Medicare and social security cuts are bad

For the past two mornings now I have listened to the news report about our deficit and yes, as American citizens it is our deficit. But we American citizens are now and will be suffering because of choices and cuts made by our government. Whether we are Republicans or Democrats, one or the other will get the “hatchet” once our government makes their cuts.

The latest is stupendous cuts to social security and medicare. Why?

Why hurt those who need it most? It’s bad enough there’s been no cost of living increase for two years. What’s next?


Letters to the Editor Jan. 11, 2011

Very grateful for honest people willing to return lost money

I was at the Union 76 gas station on Saturday waiting for my son. After he got there I went inside to get a soda.

I paid for it and went back to my truck when Matt came out and handed me my $10 back that I had drop in the store. That was honest of him to give it back. So I asked my son to go back inside and give him $5 as a thank-you.

I’m very grateful for honest people. Thank you very much, Matt.

Edith Headley

Crescent City

Letters to the Editor Jan. 07, 2011

Fairly happy with MediCare, but the costs should go down

MediCare and my supplemental insurance is fine, I have very few problems with it.

But MediCare is not free; $99 is deducted monthly from my Social Security check.

Social Security is a tangled web of chicanery.

But don’t punish the seniors who have actually worked during their life and contributed to the Social Security fund.

Letters to the Editor Jan. 06, 2011

School district employees donated 120 turkeys to RHS

This was the eighth year for the “Turkeys from Schools” program and, thanks to the generosity of so many of the employees of the Del Norte Unified School District, we were able to purchase and donate 120 turkeys to the Rural Human Services holiday food basket program.

Maureen Kevany-Jahn


Crescent City

Letters to the Editor Jan. 05, 2011

Paying out of pocket for health care will cost rest of us anyway

Regarding Bob Fisher’s letter (“It should be my right not to have insurance and pay out of pocket,” Dec. 30) and his wish to pay his medical expenses “out of pocket,” splendid.

But as a taxpayer I insist that he pay in advance of any treatment. When he is faced with a $90,000 bill for major heart surgery I don’t wan't him declaring bankruptcy and dumping his expenses on my shoulders.

Thomas A. Dobson

Smith River

Letters to the Editor Jan. 04, 2011

Thanks for everyone’s help with raising sunken ‘Southern Belle’

We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful community response when our boat, “The Southern Belle,” sank.

Thank you to the divers, harbor crew, Coast Guard, Fish and Game, the congregation of Redwood Family Worship Center and all our friends who helped us.

Letters to the Editor Dec. 31, 2010

God bless the ‘widow’s mite’ donated by struggling family

The Spirit of Christmas lives right here in Crescent City. As I opened the Church door on Sunday morning, I found a water-logged card under the door. I shall quote it entirely:

“My family and I do not attend your Church. We pass your Church everyday. My family, (a single mom with two kids.) We have had a very rough year. Today our only car sits at an automotive shop with repairs that will cost more than we have. Our rent is overdue and I have not one gift for my children.

Yet I feel a need to give this donation because I feel that someone, or maybe your Church itself, needs it more than us. Merry Christmas.”

Letters to the Editor Dec. 30, 2010

It should be my right not to have insurance and pay out of pocket

In response to Ms. Felt’s letter published Dec. 22 (“Ruling on health reform appears politically motivated, nonsensical”), she is comparing apples and oranges.

A driver’s license is only required if you choose to drive. One is only required to purchase auto insurance if they want to own and operate an automobile on public streets. She is correct about taxes and social security. Most taxes can be considered unconstitutional, and requiring one to pay for another’s retirement could be so as well.

Letters to the Editor Dec. 29, 2010

Postal Service courteous, helpful, and outstanding public servants

My wife and I are a retired couple, ages 95 and 87. We require frequent mail service, both P.O. Box and rural delivery. Postmaster Mr. Miller and his crew are outstanding public servants. They have been both courteous and helpful in delivering our mail, especially when our mail box has been damaged beyond repair. (Careless drivers.)

The residents of Smith River fully appreciate their outstanding service.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Askew

Smith River

Letters to the Editor Dec. 28, 2010

Thanks to county Road Dept. — it’s a pleasure to drive our roads

I would like to thank the Roads Department for repairing and fixing our roads in Del Norte County.

It’s a pleasure to drive on them.

John F. Furgo Jr.

Crescent City

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