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July 31, 2014

Summer heat can kill pets left in vehicles

by Pamplin Media Group
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no people around and inside, a dog locked up. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
July 31, 2014

Please keep contributing to Lions' Honor Flight project

by Bill Gerkin
To the Editor: The King City Lions Club's project to support the Honor Flight program to pay for our WWII veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., is off to a great start. Thus far,…
July 31, 2014

It is always the right time to help others

by Margaret Doherty
Nothing inspires me more than seeing someone in the community stand up and lend a hand. When people reach out to each other, anything is possible. In recent months we have been subjected to a…
July 31, 2014

National Night Out may be coming soon to your neighborhood

by Chief Chuck Fessler
The King City Police Department's calls for service have remained steady during the past two months, averaging 130 calls for service per month with an additional 260 self-initiated activities.…
July 31, 2014

Who would you claim to be while anonymous on an airplane?

by Isabel Torrey
Recently, I read of an air traveler who just wanted to read a book, but his seatmate asked the inevitable, introductory question, "Well, so what do you do?" In recalling the tedious, necessary…
July 31, 2014

Babies grow up in a different world from grandparents

by Lynn S. Turner
I just sharpened a pencil to use in writing the draft of this piece. I used an old, wall-mounted sharpener. I have a picture of my 6-month-old great-great-granddaughter before me. I look at her…
June 30, 2014

Senior reminds everyone that elderly often need help

by Lillian Mills
Lillian Mills, 79, has seen 'steady erosion' of benefits and can't always make ends meet If you were to believe most TV and print advertising, Americans in their 60s, 70s and beyond are all…
June 30, 2014

Couple sees right through slick salesman's tactics

by Isabel Torrey
They still purchase his product but have a little fun with him during the negotitions Recently my husband and I recognized we were the object of a superb salesman's crafty ploys, yet somehow we…
June 30, 2014

Please be prepared for Fourth of July activities

by Chief Chuck Fessler
King City police chief offers tips for the holiday plus information about golf carts and safety around nearby road project The King City Police Department thanks all contributors to the…
June 30, 2014

King City TVF&R captain provides startling statistics

by Capt. Troy Spisla
Every year fireworks cause up to $90,000 in property damage districtwide In past years districtwide, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has typically responded to 40 to 50 firework fires, resulting…

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Jun 30, 2014

Guess what she let loose in her back yard?

by Lynn S. Turner
Hint: They wiggle and are very beneficial to the garden My daughter had not been fishing in about 30 years. When an opportunity came to go to Hagg Lake for trout fishing with her daughter's…
Jun 30, 2014

Good Neighbor Center director thanks Whole Foods Market for…

by Jack Schwab
To the Editor: The board and staff of the Good Neighbor Center want to welcome Whole Foods Market to north Tigard. Whole Foods has always been generous in donating food to us. We could not feed…
Jun 30, 2014

Resident complains that Tigard Water District did not notify…

by John Smith
Media warned the public not to use the water because of E coli contamination To the Editor: On the Friday, May 23, Portland issued the largest boil water alert in its history. Most citizens…