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My name is Alona Yost. I am a freshman at Enterprise High School, and for my FCCLA S.T.A.R. project this year my partner, Elena Huwe and I decided to host a Parents' Night Out. It will take place in the Enterprise High School multi-purpose room on January 25th from 5:00-9:00 PM.

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Questioning the fundamental usefulness of government is the backbone of some American political factions, notably including the now seldom-mentioned Tea Party. Most of these righteous skeptics…

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Let's make this short and simple. If our billionaire president wants a wall that won't cost the American one dime as promised, how about he and some of his billionaire pals pay for it themselves.

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The only thing I like about Christmas is the days have been getting longer for three or four days. The sappy Christmas stories are off the TV and horrid Christmas music is no longer cluttering…

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‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pur…

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Whether they know it yet or not, golfers have some little presents waiting for them under their Christmas trees, courtesy of the United States Golf Association, the organization that governs t…

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Cattle graze in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. Ranchers in the area are frustrated by grazing restrictions associated with a new biological opinion for steelhead.

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In her Nov. 28 opinion column, Anita VanGrunsven quotes Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1953, was a U.S. WWII ally against the Germans, a dictator and a monster of execu…

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We very much appreciate the article in last week’s paper, “Scout leaders approve moving memorial bridge.” The Blue Mountain Council of Boy Scouts deserves a big “thank you” for making the brid…

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Here is a little quiz for you regarding the results of the November 2018 elections. I will ask three questions, and the answer to each question will be either Democrat or Republican.

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In the ‘70s and ‘80s when I was purchaser representative for the sales Boise Cascade purchased, the forest service sale reps were experienced dirt foresters with common sense.

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I am a Republican and not proud to be a Republican at this time.

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This week, we received a survey in the mail from an organization that calls itself Judicial Watch. I suppose most other people in the community also received this.

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Politics is the icing on the new cake being baked by American women. The decline of old white men in leadership roles has been going on for years, at least since Title 9 was approved back in 1…

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Thanksgiving Day is upon us once again. I have always been of the opinion that every day should be a day of Thanksgiving, but unfortunately it’s only recognized once a year.

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Shame on the government (federal, state, local) for “honoring veterans” on Monday, Nov. 12, when Veteran’s Day should always be Nov. 11.

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A child would know better than to accept Anita VanGrunsven’s contemptuous lunch invitation because it’s your basic school-yard bully tactic.

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I am familiar with most cowboy lingo and know what the terms mean or describe. Terms like wrangler, the guy who takes care of the horse herd. Jigger Boss, second in command, reports to the cow boss.

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The elections are over. Congratulations to everyone who took the time to vote and particularly those who allowed their name to be placed on the ballot. Top vote-getter or not, there are no los…

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It has been a pleasure working and living in this community for many years. As health care changes, we in the healthcare field know we must make changes in how we deliver medicine based on the…

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Wallowa County is fortunate to have the level and variety of medical services that it has. One of the many elements that enhance these services is the availability of the Life Flight Network i…

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It was disheartening to hear of the resignation of Joseph Mayor Dennis Sands. If the Joseph City Council can now move beyond bickering and animosity, it will be a good thing.

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You do not want to go left through Bedrock Rapid in the Grand Canyon. I knew this. Had been warned. Had cringed watching footage of boats that did go left and get chewed up. I knew all about n…

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Occasionally, I will walk through a cemetery and examine the headstones. It’s very calming, there is not a lot happening there as a general rule.

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Two things happened in our community this past week that set the conspiracy theorists’ tongues to wagging.

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It was my pleasure this past week to play a small role in preparing an exposition for a Dutch military museum, Museum Militaire Traditie in Driebergen.

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Election season 2018 is drawing to a close. Ballots are out; ads, signs and calls will soon be disappear; life can return to normal.

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Keeping in mind that I am writing in a family-oriented newspaper, I will do my best to explain why I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, rather than her alleged assailant – and our newest Supre…

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Growing up, many of us were taught, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” As a young adult, I personalized this philosophy with an internal conviction that I wanted to …