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Day: March 25, 2010

Walter Fred Sangston

Mr. Sangston, of Keizer, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. He was 68.

Mr. Sangston was born on Nov. 13, 1941.

Arrangements by Keizer Funeral Chapel.

Patricia A. Dick

Mrs. Dick, of Keizer, died Monday, March 15, 2010. She was 77.

She worked at Key Bank in south Salem before her retirement, then worked as a financial administrator for Keizer’s Edward Jones office. She enjoyed sports, in particular baseball and boxing.

Survivors include: Her mother, Beulah B. Jones; brother, John (Jo Ann) Bramble; son, Paul (Jenny) Douglas; daughter, Deborah (John Buchanan) Burke; grandchildren, Ryan and Kylie; and nephews, Steven and Scott.

There will be no formal services per Mrs. Dick’s request.

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Keith Andersen

Family: Keith’s wife is Mona and they have a son, Jeremy, who is eight. Keith also has three older children.

You know Keith as the manufacturing technology teacher at McNary High School. Specifically, he teaches electronics, robotics and metal fabrication. Keith also is the school’s head coach for cross country and the distance coach for track and field. He began teaching at McNary in 2000.

If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be an electrician or electrical technician. “I find electricity fascinating, but handle with care.”

When I was in high school: My teachers thought I was a good kid most of the time.

The last CD I istened to: Fire Fall

Something people don’t know about me: I enjoy writing poems and songs.

A favorite childhood memory: Riding on my favorite horse through 500 acres of fields and timber at top speed. Feeling the wind on my face and the surge of strength underneath me.

Open letter to President Obama

To the Editor:

Open letter to President Obama:

You truly have accomplished something historic.  Never in the history of this country have there been such lying, manipulation, bribery, extortion, and legislative gimmicks used to pass a bill that the majority of Americans are against.  You were taught well in Chicago and you brought your “the end justifies the means” and “the people be damned” philosophy to the White House.

The American people are not morons.  The health care bill will have the following results:  1.)  Billions of dollars being taken out of the American economy that is in a deep recession; 2.)  Rationing of health care, since we are already in short supply of doctors and nurses; 3.) Bankrupt health insurance companies because of the onerous federal regulations being imposed; 4.) Ultimately a total take over of health care by the federal government; 5.) and finally, a bankrupt federal government that can’t sustain its debt.

I know you are celebrating your victory, but make no mistake the American people will overcome.

John Russell