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By Guest Commentary Jim Monroe
Former CEO - Maua Methodist Hospital 

A painful departure from Goldendale for bad reasons


I wanted to write and share why my wife and I, after ten years of planning our move to the Goldendale area, chose instead to live elsewhere.

In 2006 we bought a lot in a planned residential area just north of Goldendale, off Woodland Road. A few years later we “upgraded” with great excitement to a lot in the same Highland Park development. For years one of our favorite activities was to drive from our then home in Salem, Ore., and visit the property, envision the home we would build, a dream of where the grandchildren would experience a beautiful corner of the world.

In 2012 we retired and moved to Kenya to volunteer at an isolated rural mission hospital. I later became CEO of the hos...

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