Letters to the Editor

Appreciate the compliment

Dear Gary,

I would like to thank Jessica McNamara for the nice comments that she made in last week’s paper about “my” letter on grocery store etiquette, even if the wrong person was named. I’m used to it.

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A response from the NVH Board of Commissioners

Dear Editor,
To: Citizens for the Tonasket Assisted Living
RE: Response letter for Closure of Assisted living Facility, Mr. Don Atchison,
The Board of Commissioners appreciates the time and comments of the public as we enter into a period of change with the closure of the Assisted Living Facility.
We wish to express to the community that this was the most difficult decision we have had to make in recent times. We feel the same sorrow and in some ways the same anger that some of you do.

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Disinformation, misinformation; misuse of same…

Dear Editor
Disinformation, misinformation; misuse of same… does nothing to help our community pull together during this sad, but necessary transition of our ability to provide care of all phases to our aging community members.

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Dear Gary,
I write this with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart as I now realize that the NVH Commissioners have abused and violated our trust….

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Not welcome at meetings, shame on you

Dear Editor,
For the past three months, I have been one of many attending the Board of Commissioners meetings for Okanogan County Public Hospital District #4, also known as North Valley Hospital, in Tonasket.

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Going to sell the hospital too?

Dear Editor,

Have you read some of the info from the hospital? I still can’t wrap my mind around some of it – probably because I just don’t want to believe it. Aside from the $220,000.00 in tax money the hospital is syphoning from the Long Term Care, the administration salaries are way beyond the average wage for other districts our size. It’s inconceivable.

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Remove draconian, anti-USPS requirement

Dear Editor,

The political “destruction” of an institution, mandated to exist by the U.S. Constitution, is coming to a location near you. Why is this happening? What are some real consequences of the loss of the United States Postal Service (USPS)?

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We’ve reached the tipping point

Dear Editor,

We, the U.S.A., have reached a cultural and economic tipping point, the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the recent killing of Chris Stevens, ambassador in Lybia, the refusal of our former Secretary of State to take full and unconditional responsibility for insufficient security at many U. S. diplomatic residences and embassies around the world….

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More at stake than assisted living

Dear Editor,

To the North Okanogan Community: As I looked around at the faces of the community members present at the Hospital Board meeting on Thursday night, Feb., 14, I saw many folks I know. I could see in my memories many of their relatives that I have taken care of at Extended Care, still fondly called the “Nursing Home.” I feel so connected here in this community.

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What are we paying NVH CEO for?

Dear Gary,

There has been a lot discussion lately, regarding the hospital administration and commissioners’ behavior toward the community. Though, I can’t say I’m not among the many a little more than irritated by the recent hostility coming from that side There is also something terrifying that stood out in the CEO’s contradictory report.

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