The Curry Coastal Pilot

'sand dogs' needed

The beach at the harbor that crosses in front of the Beachfront RV Park has deteriorated over time since I moved here. The beach isn't all sand like it once was. I Believe "dredging" of the Chetco River mouth is at fault. The silt from the river mouth is taken off shore and dumped. Over time some of it washes up on the beach and accumulates along the upper reaches of the shore line.

The gravely sediment should be removed so as to restore the beach appearance to its once pristine condition for us and tourists.

Like the "Trash Dogs" for land cleanup, the beach needs "Sand Dogs" for beach cleanup.

Art Moore


U.N. Agenda 21

I would like to thank Doug Bewall, Doug Cross and Doris Roepke for their letters to the editor explaining a bit about U.N. Agenda 21 and last but not least, John Johnson for speaking about it at the last TEA PARTY.

When I first moved here in 2005, I didn't think that anyone here was even aware of it and couldn't understand how that could be. In my opinion it should be required reading. The Research Manual for America 2000/Goals 2000, Moving the Nation Educationally to a "New World Order" is only 825 pages (8 1/2 by 11 inches) long. I hear that one can go on the UN sites and order this book for America or the World; don't know how big the World copy is.

This is Agenda 21 and once you know what is says you probably won't believe it, or you won't want to believe it, sort of like the Georgia Guidestones. I think we should have someone teach a class on it but my experience has been that most people don't want to know about it because it is very negative info, therefore, not acceptable to discuss.

Also, I agree with Don Johnson's letter that we should at least have a choice about voting for a sales tax or a higher property tax.

I also cringed when I had to put my Social Security Number on the back of each check I sent to the Oregon Dept. of Revenue last year and I was assured that it would be OK. This should be changed.

Lois Kirby


give back to library

Unfortunately, the Humane Society Thrift Store can no longer accept books, but our local library does.

They will take soft- or hardbacks, and are very happy to get them. They will also accept current telephone books which are donated to newcomers in our area. What a great way to clean out your shelves, and it doesn't cost you anything.

We have a great library here in Brookings; they are always helpful and friendly. Some of our local businesses could learn a lot from their staff.

It's time to give back a little.

Barbara J.



grownups believed

What Mr. Dalrymple probably did not learn from Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. at 1240 AM on his radio dial is that automatic spending cuts (sequesters) were a product of the Reagan administration.

The Hollings-Rudman-Gramm Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (1986) provided for automatic spending cuts (sequesters) if deficits exceeded a set of fixed targets. Obviously, the Hollings-Rudman-Gramm Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act has done little, if anything, to shield the U.S. from current huge budget deficits. Additionally, parts of the Act were found to be unconstitutional.

The president accepted the sequester because he, as did most grownups, believed that sequestration would never come to pass because the threat was too great and saner heads in the House would prevail. Unfortunately, he, like almost everyone else, was wrong.

"You know, Paul, Reagan proves that deficits don't matter. We won the mid-term elections. This is our due." - Vice President Dick Cheney to Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill. andhellip;

Harry Freiberg