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try bring some clarity to the muddled mess
of clashing agenda driven administrational
A concerned citizen,
To the Editor:
I find it odd and concerning that our new
mayor, who was never elected by the citizens
of Sisters, would take to task David Asson,
recently re-elected, for trying to add some
much-needed transparency about the food-
The recent decision by the City to allow
food carts for the ex-mayor doesn’t pass the
smell test regardless of how our city officials
try to spin it. It isn’t about the food carts, it
is about the process used to allow them.
Kudos to Asson for trying to keep the public
Criticizing a fellow member of the Council
in a public forum shows not only a lack of
taste but also the lack of even the most funda-
mental of management capabilities.
It looks like our Council, AKA the gang
that can’t shoot straight, is carrying on busi-
ness as usual.
To the Editor:
In church we periodically learn of all the
ancient kinds who send their armies to con-
quer other countries (after all, the Bible is our
best history book!).
Two thousand years later it doesn’t seem
to have changed; the Mideast is still a scene
of constant wars. Today groups like Isis (sic),
certain Muslim groups are still trying to con-
quer territory and impose their lifestyle upon
them. Without wealthy kings, where is the
money coming from to provide all the modern
weaponry? Arms companies around the world
will say that they “just sell to brokers” and
care less where the guns go. If we shut off the
oil, will the wars stop? I doubt it, if history is
Why then do countries like ours feel that
it is their prerogative (duty? privilege? moral
imperative?) to try to stop them all? Is some-
one here likening our arms companies to
ancient kings and that the final name of the
game is “keeping your armies busy” and
“make money”? All I can think about it is
that it is usually women, children, and inno-
cent citizens who ultimately pay the price for
every war! I don’t recall much about that in
Russell B. Williams
Learn about mythology at library
Dr. Eleanor Sumpter-
Latham digs deeper into
the development of classi-
cal mythology at the Sisters
Library Tuesday, February 3,
at noon, as part of the Know
Myth series offered through
the month of February at
Deschutes Public Libraries.
The program is free and open
to the public.
According to Dr. Latham,
“Greek and later Roman
mythologies are, in general
terms, ‘sky-god’ (as opposed
to ‘earth-mother’) systems.”
However, both cultures
adopted and adapted local
deities into their systems as
their territories increased.
During her presentation Dr.
Latham will focus on famil-
iar adaptations of several
main gods and goddesses as
well as minor deities from
around the world, high-
lighting the similarities of
mythology from culture to
“We will also briefly look
at the incorporation of local
heroes and ancestor wor-
ship,” she says.
D r. S u m p t e r- L a t h a m
earned her Ph.D. at the
University of Washington in
1993. She currently teaches
writing and literature courses
at COCC. Dr. Latham has
been a part of library pro-
gramming, presenting pro-
grams on Virgil and why we
For more information visit
photo by Jim coRnelius
amy abramson is taking donated school supplies with her to guatemala.
is rallying to help
kids in Guatemala
Many children drop out or
never progress past the sixth
grade level, moving into the
fields to work in agriculture.
Providing school supplies
is a small but important way
to ease the financial burden
of education and to provide
Abramson is also volun-
teering at a dental clinic for
five days on this trip.
As often happens in
Sisters, the project has caught
on with others. Nancy Russell
at Stitchin’ Post has a group
knitting caps for infants at a
“It’s unfolding into this
really cool thing,” Abramson
For more information,
call Abramson at 541-610-
8028, email amy@blueburro
imports.com or stop by the
store during business hours.
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an easy thing for me to take
down there,” she said.
Abramson says she’s
become “kind of obsessed”
with education issues in rural
Guatemala. Illiteracy rates
are very high — 31 per-
cent across the population
in general and 60 percent
among indigenous peoples.
Barriers to education are
high. Primary education up
to grade six is government-
funded, but beyond that it is
not free. Rural people cannot
afford further education, nor
can they readily travel to the
urban centers where middle
schools are located.
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