Put helmets on your children


Oregon has had a state law since 1994 that requires all bicycle riders under the age of 16 to wear helmets. Studies show that proper helmet use drastically reduces fatalities in bicycle accidents.

Just this morning I was on a bike ride of my own on the streets of Sandy and I spotted four youths well under the age of 16, riding bicycles, but not wearing helmets. This is not the first time this summer that I have seen children riding without helmets. Please make sure your child has a bicycle helmet that is in good condition. More importantly, please make sure your child wears her helmet when riding her bicycle. This is a simple measure that may well save a child's life. Let's have a fun and safe summer!

Deanna McGlothin, Sandy

Loving the 'Life'-

Hats off to the Sandy Post for its new section, 'Sustainable Life." As someone newly interested in organic foods I am very interested to see upcoming articles and how I could possibly get my hands on some local organic fruits and vegetables.

In fact, I was at the Sandy farmer's market and purchased some delicious strawberries that I was told by the gentlemen was from a Boring farm that doesn't use insecticide or pesticides. Some farms out there can say whatever they want about their crop so I am hesitant to buy non-certified organic produce.

Hopefully, the Sandy Post will be able to shed some light on local growers so I do not have to drive to Trader Joe's ever week (what a drive). Thanks again for the special section, looks great!

Christine Dunn, Sandy

Thanks for help with drill-

On June 21, Clackamas County conducted a public health exercise to practice distribution of medication to a large number of our citizens, should we be faced with a major public health emergency. We would like to thank the community, the media, local jurisdictions, county staff and others who helped us with our exercise. A special thanks goes to Clackamas Community College, which hosted the event.

It is important for every citizen to plan for emergencies and understand what they can do before, during and after an event to safeguard themselves and their families. Nearly 400 people went through the exercise and it was a great opportunity for us to practice our response and for citizens to understand how the process works and what to expect.

We are blessed in this region with having a great working relationship among local and state governments. We work together collaboratively to plan for and respond to all emergencies, to the benefit of the citizens that live and work in our region.

Again, thanks to all of you that helped conduct the exercise and to those that attended.

Dana Robinson, Director of Clackamas County Homeland Security

Gary DiCenzo, Director of Clackamas County Department of Human Services

Community comics?-

I am a 13-year-old who enjoys The Post, although I have found that The Post lacks something. I couldn't quite figure it out, and then it hit me: comics. Not the ones like 'Garfield' or 'Peanuts.' I was thinking that you could ask the town to have them create their own comics.

They submit them and you choose what should go in. This would make the town's involvement of the paper increase, and it would also sell better (everyone will want to see if their comic made it or not). That's what I think would make the Sandy Post the Sandy newspaper.

Tobin Shields


Editor's note: That's a great idea; if anyone wants to send us comics, we'll definitely take a look at them. We're skeptical, however, that people would send enough of these to make it a regular feature. So while we will accept whatever you have to offer, we're also looking into other ways to graphically tickle your funny bone.