To the Editor:

Kudos to all the local heroes who kept our community on an even plane during this very unusual summer. Through the crowds of the Rainbow family and the eclipse, the folks at Chester’s Thriftway and Len’s Drug and the gas stations kept the shelves stocked and even kept their usual positive and helpful attitudes during what had to be a stressful time. Also the police, the highway patrol and sheriff’s departments, the Forest Service kept us safe and secure. All those who gave of their time and expertise to plan for the events, you “done good.” There were so many others not mentioned here who were also part of the effort. I’m sure that other communities in our area had the same protection and cooperation as John Day. We did it! Yea us.

Ed Carwithen

John Day

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