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Triage Vol II, Issue III

Your board is wrestling with financial issues. As many of you know, our levy rate is not adequate to keep up with operating an ambulance service in today’s reimbursement climate. Reimbursement is...

 

Easter eggs used to show the meaning of Easter

The Sunday School teacher was trying a new approach to teach the resurrection of Jesus to her class of first graders. Racking her brains, she came up...

 

Letters from the community

Another shock Another painful mistake from our local cemetery with no effort to fix the problem. After reading the article in the newspaper recently about the mess-up with the burial there, I felt I...

 

People here rise shoulder-to-shoulder in crisis

This week as I have been perusing the first few months of the 1920 issues of The Goldendale Sentinel, I have been repeatedly impressed with the shoulder-to-shoulder support of the people of...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

He's doing us proud Join me in congratulating Billy J. Williams, a graduate of Goldendale High School, as the 29th United States Attorney for the District of Oregon. Bill was confirmed by the Senate...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    March 14, 2018

How to wisely Get Cash for Your Life Insurance Policy

Dear Savvy Senior, I have a life insurance policy that I’ve been paying on for years that I really don’t need any longer. I’ve been thinking about letting it lapse, but I’ve heard that I can a...

 

Bond ratings and your PUD: see the bigger picture

The Sentinel reported last week that the bond rating firm, Moody’s Investor Service, downgraded our PUD financial ratings from A2 to A3. While we had hoped it would not happen, we expected it. The...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Have you ever been made an offer you can’t refuse? The Mafia? No, I mean the proposed change in the City of Goldendale’s solid waste collection, chapter 8.04 solid waste, is such an offer. This...

 

Applying our Christian faith to the question of racism

Last year at Goldendale United Methodist Church, we were shocked to discover that our pastor had experienced racist incidents while she was here. My appointment to the church in July of 2017 was in...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Medical Professionals were superb I would like to publicly recognize the members of the medical profession who helped my wife and me over the past few months. Carol and I struggled to deal with the...

 

WGAP's silence is not an acceptable response

Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) is responding to criticism of its actions related to the Goldendale Food Bank (GFB) in Goldendale with...

 

Letters from the community

KPUD needs to look at bigger picture I am concerned that KPUD is not looking at the bigger, long-term positive aspects of keeping the existing one-to-one net metering policy that promotes home and...

 

Baby Boomers finding new ways to connect online

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online dating for baby boomers? I’m 57 and recently divorced, and would like to find a new friend to spend time with. Lonely Linda Dear Linda, Whether...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Can we keep it civil? It is no surprise that our two major political parties are at odds; they operate from two opposite platforms. Simply put, the Republican Party believes in individual freedoms,...

 

WGAPS' intractability does not serve Goldendale

Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) believes it has secured a long-sought foothold in Goldendale, after effectively shutting down the Goldendale F...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Shocking figures prove the case February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. According to the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project, “The repercussions of teen dating violence...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    January 31, 2018

Finding sufficient financial help for home-care costs

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it,...

 

Letters from the community

Melting Snowflakes Every spring the snowflakes melt to usher in summer. Snowflakes like Michael Oldfather’s letter will melt as the sunny, booming economy eclipses their dark and cold-blind hatred...

 

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