What do you call a place where (1) The people live on government money, and no one needs to work, (2) The people have no guns to ensure their rights, (3) Drugs that help people let go, not care, and let anything happen are legal.

Now that senior projects, prom and other activities are done, and as a young adult who is getting ready to graduate high school (I will be 19 shortly). I have seen many things in our community that are unfair, some are wrong, and even as far as bullying going on in our community (schools – n…

Last week an anonymous letter was sent into the Sound Off indicating that Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and Representative Fred Wood will not be seeking re-election for their respective positions in our district.  I found some of the language to be highly divisive to our local Republican …

As the school year comes to an end this week. There is one concern that needs to be raised and hopefully fixed next year. 

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After taking new floral arrangements to Pleasant View Cemetery this week we certainly need to give some HUGE kudos to Dave and his crew.  It's pretty easy to tell that they  put in some extra time and effort to get the cemetery manicured for Memorial Weekend.  

Five counties in eastern Oregon voted for becoming a part of Idaho on May 18: Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker, and Malheur counties. No counties voted against. The average was 62% in favor.  Two additional Oregon counties had already voted in favor in November: Union and Jefferson.

Why is that our neighbor's have to blast their music from there car parked in the driveway?  The bass is up so high it vibrates into the house, music is meant to be listened for your own personal ears not the entire block, it is just inconsiderate and rude. 

Scott Bedke has made it known he plans to run for Lt. Governor in 2022. Which means that seat will be open. Fred Wood has previously made it known that he did not intend to run again when Bedke left. There might be two seats open for our legislative district. No formal announcements have bee…

Dear Baby Teacher:  As a veteran teacher with decades of experience I welcome you to the profession.  We need you, and we want you and are glad to have you as part of our ranks.  I’m a long-time member of MCEA, but I am not a member of their board or negotiations committee.  But I am an educ…