Twenty years ago people did a good thing here in Tonasket. In one fell swoop they voted to replace our dilapidated school buildings and dust storm parking lot with good, beautiful, efficient facilities. They did that by agreeing to tax themselves at a time when the economy was no better than it is today. Many of that generation have moved on, but they left us and our children in good shape.
We are now asked to step up and support a new bond and levy to build what is now needed to keep our schools good and functioning well into the future. We are asked to once again tax ourselves. By passing this bond and levy we will get all of the benefit right here in Tonasket alone. I hope that 20 years from now people will look back on what we did here and think that we did a good thing when we had our chance.