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4/23/2013 12:19:00 PM
Letters to the Editor 04/24/2013

To the Editor:

You know who you are! You were speeding excessively. You know who you are. You made no attempt to avoid the dog.

You know who you are. There were no on-coming cars. You know who you are. You could have easily missed the dog on the edge of the pavement. You know who you are. You hit the dog.

You know who you are. You did not even stop. That's hit and run! You know who you are. You killed a precious and beloved dog.

You know who you are.

Rev. Richard Schmidtke

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To the Editor:

Snowflake is gone! Snowflake was the beautiful 1-1/2-year-old terrier, which was the sole companion of Pastor Richard Schmidtke, who is currently visiting pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Church. Pastor was walking Snowflake at the Larch Street end of the church lot when a car he estimated to be traveling at over 40 miles per hour struck Snowflake and instantly killed her.

This was last Tuesday, late afternoon, April 16. That stretch of Larch Street seems to be prone to that kind of speed, even though it is a 20-mph zone; that speed would allow drivers sufficient time to spot pets (or small children!) and stop.

Snowflake would be 10 in children's years! Even sadder to report, the driver didn't even apply the brakes after striking Snowflake. How can a driver not be aware when he or she strikes a 15- to 20-pound dog!

Although we at the church only knew her for a few weeks, she was loved by one and all. About 27 years ago my wife and I lost our beautiful Princess, a tri-color cat, in much the same way, and we still think and talk of her. This was in Southern California. Even though Snowflake's death has been reported to the authorities, it will not bring her back, and that could have been someone's 10-year-old child!

Any help in identifying that driver will be appreciated; it is my sincere hope that the incident will trigger a pang of conscience for that driver for the same 27 years we have grieved for Princess. Snowflake, you will not be forgotten!

Russell B. Williams


To the Editor:

I think that the state/government should fix the logging road behind Tollgate. There are trails that need to be fixed. Also, the trails and logging roads are damaged so badly that you can barely get anywhere. The trails are like this because of the snow melt.

If you do not fix this problem, more accidents will occur and vehicles will be damaged. That's why we need to fix the roads. Once we get the holes filled in and/or flattened, the road will be safer.


Bryton Massie

4th Grade, Sisters Elementary School

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Article comment by: Terry Burke

Continuted incompetence at the State Department. John Kerry states that the investigation into Bengazi should be wound up so he can proceed with more important issues. Not to mention the fact that he used the wrong title in calling the singing in Boston, Sweet Adeline. This man continues to represent the United States in a capacity that shows his incompetent professional abilities.

I was appalled at the statement made by Hilary Clinton that what difference does it make. We lost one of the finest people in our government and she is responsible! I don't understand why the House of Representatives didn't make her sweat. They had an opportunity to get to her and they passed, based on some sense of loyalty to her and the State Department. Where was her loyalty to her ambassador when she knew there were emergent security issues in Bengazi? I thought there should have been charges leveled against her and she should have been dismissed in shame. How can she just be let off the hook and allowed to return to her privileged life.

There are more comments being made this morning about her lies in this regard. She lied about memos, bearing her signature, requesting additional security. She needs to do some time in jail to refresh her memory. Instead she plans to make plans to run for the Presidency.

God help us all.

Terry Burke

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