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April 29, 2020

Thanks to the helpers

I read your article “Looking for the Helpers.” I appreciated the people who appreciate others who work hard during the pandemic.

On March 30, I was taken up to KVH to the E.R. at 4:30 in the morning. I was having trouble breathing and had very bad pains throughout my stomach. When I arrived at the hospital, they admitted me right away into a room, and I had at least 3 or 4 nurses always checking on me the entire time I was there. They were amazing and so was my doctor. I thanked every nurse who came into my room to check on me, and the doctor.

I thanked each person for their help and told them are how much I appreciated for them working and risking their lives helping us all who are sick. I also thanked my doctor. They were all so very kind and took so great care of me while I was there for over two hours. Luckily, I didn’t have the Coronavirus.

I just felt so cared for by the nurses and the doctor that early morning. I felt truly blessed that KVH has such an amazing staff of nursed and doctors, who care about their patients. I would like to give a huge shoutout, with a mask on, to all my nurses and doctor, who took good care of me that early morning; thank you so very much from the bottom and top of my heart.

I was supposed to go back up to KVH a few days after I was released from the E.R. to have an ultrasound done. I haven’t been up there yet because I have been taking care of my best friend who is also my neighbor, who is ill, not with the Coronavirus but with other health issues. My health issues can be put on hold for now; I just want to make sure that my best friend gets all the care he needs right now.

KVH has been very good to him, and I myself have tried my best to take care of him.

Thank you KVH and to the EMTs who have done so much to help the people in this community, who need your help. You are amazing and I am so grateful and thankful to you.

I have also been giving clothes and food to people who may be in need of it through this very hard time in life to help them out. I have been out of work since March 15. I’ve been struggling to get myself to through this, but, if I could help others out who are going through this too, I know in my heart I’ve done a good thing.

Regina Guzmán


I hope I can make someone smile

Recipe for sibling closeness

2 (or more) small children

1 concerned parent

5 minutes of discussion

3 Scripture verses

1 minute of prayer

Several hugs

Allow children to mingle until they reach the boiling point.

Add the concerned parent, remove from heat.

Bring mixture to cooling point. Mix discussion and scripture.

Top with 1 minute of prayer, hugs, and smiles.

Eva Reynolds


Are you serious?

I read a story in the Sentinel about two thieves attempting to rob a lumber company outside of the Trout Lake area. The owner happened on them while they were in the process of stealing. The individuals then brandished a gun and allegedly threatened the owner with it. The suspects escaped but were later apprehended by the Klickitat Sheriff’s Office. Good job, sheriff.

As one reads to the end of the story, it is discovered that both suspects are previous felons and were in possession of a firearm. The judge then decides to set bail at $2,500. This means anyone with roughly $2,500 can spring these alleged thieves back into the community. They can steal $2,500 worth of goods in a night’s work and pay off their bail debt. What kind of judge allows two individuals who have just threatened someone with a gun in the course of a robbery to have such a low bail? Bail should’ve been set at $1 million minimum.

This was armed robbery, for goodness sakes. While these guys must be assumed innocent until convicted, the existing facts of the case in front of the judge show more than enough evidence that these individuals very likely represent a significant threat to society. We have laws. Judges need to exercise their authority and keep people like this out of the community. $2,500 bail for armed robbery? Seriously! Goldendale and Klickitat County residents need a judiciary that protects its citizens while following the law. This bail was too low.

Mark Naulty


Sneaky reactions

The virus crisis will suddenly end when its propaganda value has been wrung dry and the costs in votes and influence to the politician outweighs other considerations. History shows it’s a short drop from being classified as non-essential to undesirable. Currently, the reaction to the “pandemic” is socialism by other means.

Said Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, “We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awaken to find they have communism.” A fellow gangster admitted socialism is war to the hilt with capitalism.

A problem exposed is although practically all Democrats are thoroughly saturated with socialism, only a shrinking number of Republicans are conservative in the sense of following their oath to hold the Jay Inslees of the world accountable and stand for individual liberty. He has essentially suspended both the state and federal constitution.

The moderate Republican establishment has increasingly thrown in the white towel on this issue and others, despite the governor leading a calvary charge over the constitution. The bipartisan Republicans are not only content to ride in the back seat while the Democrats drive; they have become active participants.

Mike Goodpaster


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