How nice to read in Wednesday's Tribune the history of Washington Grade School.

I started first grade there in 1933. Our teachers were Blanch Canode, grade 1; M. Beeson, grade 2; and Kit Huntress, grade 3.

When we became fourth graders we got to go upstairs where Laura York taught us English reading and Rice penmanship. Frieda Martin Snider taught science, Leslie Gregory taught Geography, Amy Harding, arithmetic and Principal J.C. Tucker taught history. Ruth Bolton was also a teacher there.

In a room at the back of the school, Gertrude Watzling and Eunice Smith taught handicapped pupils, both mentally and physically.

Much later I taught with Mrs. Smith at what is now McLoughlin Middle School.

Some of my classmates were Glenn Cleven, Betty Curry, Dick Coats, Bill Hedrick, Claire Thomas, Phyllis Whitlock and Dolores Cobb. My wife, Mary Adams, also attended Washington. — Chuck Jones, Medford

The members of American Legion Post 15 would like to take this opportunity to thank those businesses that expressed appreciation to veterans this Veterans Day.

I am sure that I am not aware of all the companies that honored veterans, but a special thanks to Roadhouse Grill, Subway, Applebee's, Olive Garden and Red Lobster for the meals served to veterans. Thank you for recognizing our service to our country.

Lastly, we would like to invite all veterans to come see Post 15's new facilities, or attend a meeting at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. — George Collins, financial officer, American Legion Post 15

Who is responsible for the trimming of the shrubs and bushes on Jackson Road? The worst is behind Dutch Bros. and Mike's Mufflers. Two cars cannot pass. — Judy Van Blarcom, Talent

Winston Churchill said that the United States usually does the right thing after exhausting all other options. The same can be said of Ashland Community Hospital's board

The obvious option, to most of us, is to link up with Asante's excellent Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. Then, gradually ease ACH into becoming a large multi-function clinic, and operate a frequent shuttle service between ACH and RRMC in Medford; fully a 20-minute drive. Problem solved! — Bruce Barnes, Ashland

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