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 By Becky Billups    Opinion    January 15, 2014

Letter written out of spite

On Monday January 6th, 2014, I received a letter in the mail addressed to me on a personal note, DEAR BECKY L, signed J. Scott Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Coulee Medical Center. I was kind of taken back by the unprofessional greeting, and got...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    October 9, 2013

Program deserves a chance

I was sorry to see the “Liability issue puts damper on horse-kid match-ups,” article in The Star Oct. 2. I believe that “The Nourishing Hand” program would and could be a great program for the kids in this area. Animals have a great positive...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    May 1, 2013

Local serviceman nominated for fatherhood honor

Grand Coulee area and the reaches of The Star newspaper, one of our own, and my son, Major Kevin Billups USAF, has been nominated, one of four, to win the prestigious and deserving title as 2013 MILITARY FATHERHOOD OF THE YEAR AWARD! He needs all of...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    October 31, 2012

Christmas mailing for our troops encouraged

I have given up waiting to receive a name of a particular soldier to mail packages from home to. So I went on line and there is a website: “Anysoldier.com” and it lists names of soldiers (from every branch) who is wanting to receive packages...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    July 25, 2012

Why can’t Grand Coulee enforce its laws?

The few improvements that were made on Burdin Blvd. have all but disappeared. The truck loads of junk and debris are finding their way back into the neighborhood. The park that was created, obviously for appearances only, are again becoming a...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Maybe someday, cleanup fight will be worth it

Just when I thought Burdin Blvd., and hopefully the streets surrounding it, was developing a sense of pride, it appears to be starting to return to its original state. After watching truck load after truck load of junk (aka recyclable trash imported...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    April 11, 2012

Some improvements made, much more needed

There’s been some improvements on Burdin Blvd., very few, if any, on A Street, but more needs to be done to not only these areas but so many more in Grand Coulee. Of course, with those improvements comes the silent treatment, the snickers and the...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    March 28, 2012

Neighborhood needs to be cleaned up

I approached Grand Coulee City Counsel meeting on Tuesday, March 20, with a request to have my neighborhood cleaned up. I wanted to know if there are any ordinances for our town in reference to filth, piles of junk, endless numbers of cars/trucks,...