Madras Opinions

January 21, 2015

Disdain for Obama? Ask yourself why

by Tony Ahern
Intrigued by politics — and proud to be a lifelong resident of the American rural West, where anti-Obamaism is as common as pickup trucks — I’ll sometimes ask an individual making their…
January 07, 2015

You know you want to, so commit to living healthier

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Whether I write them down or outline them in my head, New Year's resolutions are always on my mind when January rolls around. Fresh calendars and appointment books are like…
January 07, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Lions very helpful To the Editor, As the administrator for East Cascade Retirement Community, Memory Care building, I had a resident that was using hearing aids. Her aids were very old and one…
December 31, 2014

Low expectations might be best policy heading into 2015

by Tony Ahern
It's New Year's time. Therefore, all newspapers across the country are bound by Code of William Randolph Hearst to recap the past year and make predictions for the one upcoming. The recap is…
December 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Beautiful TAPS To the Editor, Local musicians have had an unusual opportunity to learn special military music in recent months since Sgt. Kyle Yeager has been here as JROTC director. Yeager…
December 24, 2014

Local Christmas angels help make for a magical season

by Tony Ahern
It’s a beautiful thing, Christmas. The Christmas spririt certainly has been alive and well in Jefferson County over the past several weeks. It’s heart-warming to consider how many lives are…
December 24, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
Mat club trees To the Editor, Once again I would like to thank all of you that made the trip to Metolius to visit the Culver Mat Club Christmas Tree lot. You once again made our tree sales a…
December 17, 2014

Great christening for Performing Arts Center

by Tony Ahern
What a wonderful "soft opening" for the Madras Performing Arts Center. Without overwhelming publicity, on a popular night for Christmas parties, Marcus Mariota's Heisman speech keeping people at…
December 12, 2014

Find ways to help out this Christmas

by Holly M. Gill
When I was a kid growing up in Eastern Oregon, the weeks leading up to Christmas were an especially busy time in our large household. My mom spent many hours in the kitchen baking fruitcakes and…
December 03, 2014

Technophobe forced to face the future

by Susan Matheny
The news that our Madras BlockBuster store was closing was a hard blow to those of us over the age of 40, who the owner said are his primary clientele. “You mean you’re going to make me learn…

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Dec 03, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Tony Ahern
MAC strong To the Editor, Since the advent of the current management team at the Madras Aquatic Center, I would like to say that we are seeing better overall management, cleanliness and program…
Dec 03, 2014

National service could help restore unity

by Tony Ahern
By David Ignatius Guest Columnists At Thanksgiving, Americans think about the spirit of community that animates the country at its best. But in a year characterized by so much political and…




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