Letters to the Editor published Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010
December 11, 2010 04:00 am

We need a dialysis center in Brookings

Editor:

All you guys out there with prostate problems: Are you aware that if left untreated an enlarged prostate can lead to kidney failure which requires dialysis to keep you alive?

This is but one of the ways kidney failure occurs. We desperately need a dialysis center in Brookings so those of us who need this treatment don’t have to sell our homes and leave our beloved Brookings to go where there is a center. We are collecting data to support this need. If you require dialysis or know someone who had to move because of it please call me, Brian Scott, at 541-661-1002 or Judy and Lloyd Klien at 541-469-1929.

Brian Scott

Harbor


Seeking donations of 4-inch cable ties

Editor:

I am in the process of tying the lights and garlands together at Azlea Park to make it easier to install each year.

I am in need of 4-inch cable ties. A normal package consists of 400 4-inch ties, 100 6-inch ties, and 50 8-inch ties. Normally, most people with these ties just have to use the larger ties, and the 4-inch ones just go to waste. I would appreciate it if anybody can drop off their 4-inch ties they might have at the entrances to the Nature’s Coastal Holiday light display at the park. 

Thank you.

Dwayne Olson

Brookings


Hard to find stuff while in Brookings

Editor:

Love Brookings, but it’s very hard to find what you’re looking for even if you have an address and a map when you’re new.

Many streets don’t have signs. A major one is Hoffeldt traveling southbound on 101.   Businesses might want to listen to their ads and consider whether a newcomer could find their business…hearing the constant radio fog horn ads, I kept thinking if I go to Gold Beach, I’ll have to check out Gold Beach Lumber… who knew it was right down the street here in the Brookings-Harbor area! I think I asked five people where “Oklahoma!” was being performed before finding a phone number to call for directions. Going through town on Chetco Avenue, it’s extremely hard to find/see addresses on businesses as you’re driving.  Even the Curry Coastal Pilot – in order to see the address, you have to be going in the door, inside an entryway not visible from the street.

I wanted to ask what some of the things on the monthly newspaper calendar were. You can’t look up a phone number or address with just: “SCHS.” (South Coast Humane Society.) I thought it was a high school. Addresses for garage sales: Oh, my! I hope any emergency vehicles have GPS that will get them to the door. If the house were on fire it would be obvious, but if Grandma is having a heart attack or the baby swallowed poison…is your home address visible? I could write a book about my two months here and the streets.

Brenda Cox

Brookings


Generous donations to Crime Stoppers

Editor:

The Board of Directors of the Curry County Crime Stoppers would like to thank the Curry County Cruisers for their generous donation, given at the Veterans Day ceremony at the VFW Hall.

The support you provide with your donations to various organizations helps to make this community a better place to live. 

Curry County Crime Stoppers is a private, non-profit organization of local concerned citizens, formed in 1997 to secure information for law enforcement which they may not have otherwise received. This is accomplished both through the fact that people with important information may provide that information while remaining completely anonymous, and they may also qualify for cash rewards for information that was helpful to law enforcement. 

Information provided to law enforcement through Crime Stoppers has been instrumental in solving many local crimes since then.  Crime Stoppers is supported only by donations of private money. 

Thank you Cruisers for helping us help our community. 

 Don Sparlin, Board chair, Curry County Crime Stoppers

Brookings


A holiday for local caregivers, families

Editor:

This is a special letter for caregivers and families and friends of care receivers.

Come and have a good time of relaxation and fun and share warm memories of past holidays and tips for this holiday season. 

This well-deserved holiday gathering for caregivers and the families of care receivers will be Monday, Dec. 13, at Sea View on Gerlach Lane, off  Highway 101, in Harbor, from 2 to  4 p.m.

You are treasures for doing all the difficult work you do! Please gather with us at the Caregiver Support Group to receive a big “thank you.”    

Marihelen Pitts-Campbell,  facilitator and founder of the Caregiver Support Group, Brookings


Making the fish fry a wonderful success

Editor:

We at the Cape Ferrelo Fire Department want to thank all the wonderful businesses that donated prizes to our fish fry.

You helped to make it the largest and best yet. A special thank you to all the hungry customers who came out to eat and to support our fire department. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that give so willingly of their time.

We can’t do it without all of you. Thank you again, and watch for us next year.

Dianna Blazo, chairperson, Cape Ferrelo Fire Department Special Events