It's really too bad about the Bear Den Restaurant. I stopped in soon after they opened but I found that on my Social Security I couldn't eat there again. Now that minimum wage has gone up, I feel many more will not be able to afford to go out to eat, too.

I rent now because of the cost of so many things is going up and I see no stop in sight — taxes, insurance, upkeep, stoves, refrigerators, you name it.

Keith E. Cooper