To the Editor,
I read Tony Ahern's story on the closing of Hatfield's Department Store with sadness.
I met John over a year ago when I served on the grand jury he chaired in an exemplary manner. I was very impressed with his intelligence and with his depth of knowledge on local, regional, state and national issues. Especially impressive is the considerable pride he has in his community and his deep dedication to serving it. John is the sort of guy we all would like to have representing us in the political arena.
Closing of Hatfield's will be a great loss to the Madras business community.
Crooked River Ranch