Dog owners should set example at parks
To the editor:
Canby, and the surrounding area, has a splendid resource for dog owners in Mollalla River State Park.
A free, day use-only park on Holly Avenue near the Canby Ferry is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It features a leash-free area and restrooms that are always open, clean and in good repair. It's a popular venue for walking, picnicking and boating.
Of late, however, the rules of picking up after your pet and keeping to the designated leash-free areas have been somewhat ignored by some of the dog-walking public, and the poop piles lurk uncollected, awaiting the unsuspecting guest foot.
Dog owners should be the ones who set the example for other park guests in showing respect for this resource and by being more adherent to the rules and exhibiting good manners concerning their pet's droppings, thus ensuring the quality of this venue for the foreseeable future.
My View piece should have different headline
To the editor:
The Aug. 12, My View article, "Remote learning is the right move amid COVID-19," by Ryan Clarke was entertaining, although grossly, incorrectly titled.
The opening paragraph bashes President Trump and Republicans. The second states that the Newberg School District is moving to 100% distant learning. The third praises the "rigorous standards set by Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority."
Then he goes on to admit that kids should be in classrooms, but the health of 70-year-old teachers, 60-year-old janitors and 50-year-old assistant principals would be at risk and they are not selfish people.
Nowhere did he mention unselfish police, firefighters, food workers, farmers, grocery workers, gas pump employees or medical workers. Finally, "School closures and remote learning aren't some ploy to lick the boots of liberal politicians or spread fear."
I also failed to read any statistics about how many K-12 kids got sick from the virus before schools were locked down.
I failed to hear why it's bad for kids to open up schools, or maybe it wasn't about kids at all.
Maybe a better title would have been, "Down with Trump and go Democrats."
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