Golden has stepped up

Jeff Golden’s down-to-earth letter to the editor in the Jan. 22 Tidings, rallying us to urge Governor Brown to reject the LNG project, attests to his powerful agency as a candidate skilled in practical common sense, no-nonsense strategy: straight-forward, indisputable facts, weighing in on all the factors making it clear this project does not serve us the people, or the undesecrated remnant of earth that pipeline would desecrate.

Jeff is a born politician, in the upright, honorable tradition (think Wayne Morse, Jim Weaver) of ethical political behavior, putting personal interests aside for the good of the whole in order to save what’s left of the Commons. How fortunate for all of us that Jeff has stepped up to replace Alan Bates in the State Senate, where he will push social and economic policies and protections that will benefit all Oregonians. He has a clear vision that we can become a model for other states to emulate. Thank you, Jeff, you give me hope that there may yet be a viable future for the next and possibly even the seventh generation. A ray of hope, let’s get out the vote!

Technically, Jeff will be replacing Alan DeBoer, a place-holder for that office. In spirit, he will not only replace, but surpass Dr. Bates’ worthy accomplishments.

Dot Fisher-Smith

Ashland

Thanks for support

We would like to thank all staff and participants for their help and support in the first annual Strike out Cystic Fibrosis Bowling Tournament Fundraiser held Jan. 8-12 at Lava Lanes and Roxy Ann Lanes.

This fundraiser supports a local organization call Carly Cares, facilitated by the Asante Foundation. Carly Cares provides extra needed financial support to families in Southern Oregon for incurred medical supplies, bills and hospitalization costs.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that causes deterioration of the lungs and other organs and eventually results in respiratory failure.

Thank you so much for your generous support! Looking forward to your community support in 2019.

Bruce Dickens, Mony Bristow, Joanne Dickens and Heather Lane

Medford