Great columns about McAlester’s financial condition and the people who caused it.

I am a life-long resident of Oregon who was born in McAlester. I visit McAlester as often as I can and have a great love for the city. Many of my ancestors are in Oak Hill Cemetery.

I visited the city twice last year and no visit is complete without visiting Ball’s and Pete’s Place. I am sad to see the Okla Theatre empty. As a child I spent some happy times there while visiting my grandparents.

The buyback episode was awful.

How the city was looted was disgraceful. Keep it up; you’ve got your work cut out for you. I hope the locals are offering you their support.

The council is acting foolishly.

Thanks for working to save the city.

Carl Wilson