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Letters, Nov. 23

DeBoer and the park

Well, that was fast.

It was only a matter of time before a guy who built a house practically in Lithia Park would come outside and yell “get off my lawn!”

And he did.

Joi Riley

Talent

Thanks to Ashland Fire

On Monday the 21st, we had the pleasure of volunteering at the Ashland Senior Center where the Firefighters Union of Ashland Fire and Rescue provided Thanksgiving dinner to Ashland seniors.

It was fantastic! The food was delicious, the company extraordinary, and the firefighters were wonderful company.

We are so fortunate to have these men and women ensuring our safety on a daily basis. They are much appreciated and went out of their way to make sure everyone was served before they joined us.

Some even had to leave for an emergency call and we saw first-hand how they put the safety of the public first and foremost. Thank you, firefighters!

John and Cori Frank

Ashland

Kindness

So many businesses are having a hard time hiring and keeping workers. Jobs in the retail and services can be stressful.

The many “Now hiring” signs mean businesses are understaffed, adding to an already stressful environment. We should acknowledge those staff who show up.

It is so easy to say, “I’m glad you are here.” The employee will appreciate being acknowledged, and your interaction will be more pleasant as well.

Eric Dittmer

Medford

Lost humanity

I was brought to tears after reading the story in Monday’s paper about a Tennessee prison in which a man on death row spent three decades (yes — 30 years!) in solitary confinement, neglected and with little interaction. He then mutilated himself by cutting off his penis.

My God, what has happened to our humanity?

Diane Garcia

Medford