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Letters to the Editor - Jan. 16

Non-profit isn't helping the elderly

Human Solutions are not treating people fairly. They are helping very many with their fuel bills except the elderly.

Every year they have sent me an application except this year, nothing. I have called them many times and get the merry runaround. Now it's because I won't give them my social security number, they say.

I might add that I'm 86 years of age and low income.

According to Aging Services, they are supposed to help the seniors in January, well it's January and no action from Human Solutions.

JEAN McGREGOR

Gresham

Friend happy to read about 'Biggest Loser'

Regarding the story on 'The Biggest Loser' in the Wednesday, Jan. 9, issue of The Outlook, I have been a friend of Ken (Coleman) for 16 years.

Big and small, he's got it all. You go buddy.

MARY WHITE

Vancouver

Tippy Canoe should become new craze

Thanks for the great article covering the new and revamped Tippy Canoe Bar and Grill on the Sandy River. My wife and I, with another couple, the Bergs, decided to give it a try for breakfast this morning.

What a pleasant surprise with all the beautiful upgrades, the outstanding decor, great menu selections, friendly service, wonderful food and Shirley's strawberry jam. It's to die for.

We had the seniors menu breakfast at a very reasonable price. I can hardly wait to go back for the amazing seafood on the menu. I predict that with the great location, ample parking, ambiance, an appetizing fresh seafood menu, again the fantastic strawberry jam and friendly service that Shirley's Tippy Canoe will quickly become the hottest new craze in eating establishments in the East Metro area.

I suggest that the locals get there fast before it's discovered by the rest of the Portland area.

LARRY BEAVER

Gresham

Thanks, East County, for help with Christmas lights

While storing our Christmas decor for another year, we reflected on the generosity of East County residents.

We want to thank everyone for taking time from their busy holiday schedule to enjoy our outdoor Christmas display. Donations given to us were greatly appreciated, and PGE will be happy!

Also thank you to The Gresham Outlook for informing everyone of our display.

Wishing everyone a happy 2008!

RICK and LINDA PAZ

Troutdale

Letter writing is meant to help city

As I write my letter, I would like to explain once again why I take the time to keep the politicians aware that someone is watching them like a hyped up hound dog. No it isn't because I dislike this town nor is it because I am a mean person.

If anyone of these people that I verbally attack ever needed me to help them because they are in need whatever it might be, I would all but break my neck to do just that. I really do love my fellow man, and I mean them no harm.

What I don't like is there are people in this town and every other in a position of authority who wouldn't blink an eyebrow to enhance their own self worth and the heck with the rest of the people who can't and won't take a stand to what is right and what is wrong.

If I have to stand alone to get a point across, then so be it. We are all here for one reason and that is to love God and to forgive and love one another. For those people who don't and can't take an interest, then it is up to those of us who can and will.

As for myself I don't mind being called 'The watch dog of City Hall.' So please remember, no matter how obnoxious I seem to be in making a point, please forgive me, it's just my nature.

ARLENE EASLY

Gresham