Letters to the Editor

Preparedness begins with you and me

Dear Gary,

Your fellow “ZAG” and spouse Margie just returned from New Jersey after being deployed by the American Red Cross to serve to affected citizens of Hurricane Sandy!

Your perception of the necessity role of “Big Government” is somewhat convoluted…

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Grateful for participation

Dear Editor,
The membership of the US Armed Forces Legacy wishes to thank the merchants and individuals who donated items for the dinner auction which was held on Nov. 3, 2012.

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To those wondering

Dear Editor,

My name is Jerry Ecklor and I live in Oroville. Most everyone here knows me as I grew up here and had a business called Village Appliance Repair for 40 years. I am pretty much retired now. I would have worked longer but I found out that I had Parkinson’s and that is why I am telling this story. I want all you who have this illness to know that there is hope for us. We don’t have a normal life but we know there are much worse things we could have.

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Let them know

Dear Editor,

It was a culture shock 12 years ago when I moved from the Seattle-Everett area to Oroville. I never thought I would live east of the mountains, much less in the Okanogan Highlands.

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Choose life

Dear Editor,

Once again we are very close to a political election. But who do we vote for? Who is telling the truth? Who would be better for the common good?

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Parents watch your kids

Dear Editor,

I thought I bought the perfect house when I got one on a dead end street next to the school. Three bedroom, two bath, fenced back yard.

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EMS Levy passage important

Dear Gary,

In the upcoming general election you will find two levy requests of 25 cents per thousand from the Rural Emergency Medical Service and the City of Oroville Emergency Medical Service. These are the two agencies responsible for providing ambulance service to the Oroville area.

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No candidates ‘invited’

Dear Gary,

A candidate for a local political position called me this past week asking me how she had missed the invite to present at our last Oroville Chamber meeting. I assured her that out of the six local candidates that presented, none of them had been “invited” by the chamber.

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A commissioner for all

Dear Editor,

I am writing this in support of Commissioner Don (Bud) Hover for re-election. Having worked directly for the Okanogan County Commissioners for 20 years I can tell you that Bud is a dedicated and honest commissioner. He is not only knowledgeable, but takes action at various levels of government fighting for the issues that concern the citizens of the county.

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G-T worthy reflection of community

Dear Editor,

You and your staff at the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune are worthy recipients of the first place award you were given by the WNPA. Knowing the time you have spent as a concerned and involved community leader and editor, this award recognized accomplishments you and your paper have been performing for years.

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