Letters to the Editor

A transformation for the worse

Dear Editor,
On Dec, 3, 2014 there was a meeting in Chelan about forest health and some of the concerns over this growing problem. Dec. 3 is also the day that Charles Dickens came to America 147 years ago to read his short story: A Christmas Coral to people who were willing to pay two dollars to hear his dramatic reading about the glorious transformation of a once stingy, cold-hearted man named Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Pray NVH saves nursing home

Dear Editor,
My name is Jin Ming Ma. Currently I am serving Coupeville United Methodist Church as a pastor. I lived in Oroville for seven years, and I know the North Valley Hospital Nursing Home is a wonderful, care facility and a community of love and support for the families of its residents. It presents a sense of harmony and sincere regard that is apparent to all who spend time there.

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Appreciate the Thanksgiving dinner

Dear Gary,
I’d just like to thank the folks at Eva’s Diner and Bakery for a wonderful dinner on Thursday afternoon.

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How dare they suggest such things

Dear Editor,
I am sick of being told that we have to destroy all of the progress we have made toward realizing the Vision (The Constitution) of our founding fathers to satisfy the desire of a few to have power or maximize profits.

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The dam again?

Dear Gary,
Roberta Hackett of Chesaw was right in her Letter to the Editor of Nov. 20. The Okanogan County PUD does need to educate the ratepayers and the various voices that aren’t ratepayers in Okanogan County.

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A reasoned ‘no’ on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor,
Last Monday’s public meeting at the PUD auditorium centered on Enloe Dam and utility plans to generate power at the site. The updated estimate of construction cost is now $39-45 million dollars. The interest would add an estimated $30 million dollars. Combined with the $11 million already spent, we have a project cost of $80-85 million dollars.

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Fear for my grandchildren

Dear Editor,
Last week’s columns by Gary DeVon and William Slusher reminded me why I’m ready to withdraw to my couch and woodstove and let the world cruise along without me.

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Leaving the department in good hands

Dear Gary,
Friday, the 31st of October 2014, was my last day as the Chief Police Officer for the City of Oroville and all the responsibilities that go with the position, but more importantly I consider myself a citizen of the City of Oroville where I have been entrusted with the safety, well being and caretaking of the citizens of this generous little town. I leave this profession as both happy and apprehensive

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Obamacare not a failure for Progressives/Liberals

Dear Editor,
The Affordable Health Care Act is designed to fulfill the Progressive/Liberal dream, to redistribute wealth, wipe out the Middle Class, so more people depend on government hand outs, eliminate all of the decent jobs, leaving only minimum wage employment.

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Resigning the OCSA Presidency ‘under duress’

Dear Editor,
In the last three years and almost nine months I have served as your Board President of the Okanogan County Senior Citizens Association. I have had a Board and 13 delegates that have served the Association with a great deal of interest and support, all for the good of Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition(OCTN) and In-Home Care of Central Washington (IHCCW).

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