YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Very happy with their stay at ‘Stables’

To the editor:

The weekend of the ice storm (Nov. 11-17) we had no power. Our power went out at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. We slept all night at our home on the 15th. The house was so cold the next morning we went to “Stables,” it is part of the Boneshakers complex.

We got a room for Saturday night and reserved the room for Sunday night as we were informed by the electric company the electric wouldn’t be back until 11 p.m. Sunday night, Nov. 17. The room was wonderful. We had a sitting room connected to our room. Stables complex was clean, fresh and very pleasant. Service at the front desk was exceptional and so was the rest of the staff working at the establishment. The room price also included breakfast with pastries, fruit, cereal and beverage. We found the cost to be very reasonable. What a delightful surprise to see what has been done at Stables.

We will spread the word about this facility available to folks with family visiting and friends visiting Salem and the area.




Despite hardships ‘blessed each and every day’

To the editor:

I read in the Salem News about some area vets. Thank you for your service and all other vets. I am a man of God and a patriotic American. I donated blood to the American Red Cross over 100 times. Through the church I have helped over 12 disaster work sites: New Orleans three times; Des Moines, Florida, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Pineville, Ky., and Youngstown two times.

I enlisted in the Army and ended up in Vietnam in a combat unit. We engaged the North Vietnamese army many times. I noticed dead bamboo and smelled something called Agent Orange.

In December 2017 I had a stroke and three or four more in April. I went to the Cleveland Clinic. A chest X-ray revealed I have stage four lung cancer. As I mentioned, I am a man of God. The last six months have been tough. Jesus has gone with me every step of the way. My confidence is in Jesus. I am blessed each and every day.