Letters to the Editor

Expect full disclosure

Dear Editor,
On Dec. 30, 2013, the results of the Washington State Auditor’s Audit of North Valley Hospital were released. The web site is: http://www.sao.wa.gov/auditreports/auditreportfiles/ar1011058.pdf. The report stated NVH did not follow state procurement laws concerning work done at public entities.

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Every vote counts

Dear Editor,
I’ve heard people say, “Why vote, it makes no impact or difference on anything.” You want to see impact – considering the significance that a hand full of votes can make in a community like ours on ballot outcomes.

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Vote as soon as you can

Dear Editor,
As your regular readers will be aware, we, the members of the Tonasket School Board, are asking our voters to replace our expiring maintenance and operations levy, and to also allow us to purchase a bond to make capital improvements in our schools. We gave great thought and consideration as to what is best for our students, and keeping the needs of taxpayers very much in mind, we came to the conclusion that these measures are what are needed to strengthen the quality of education, provide space to accommodate important learning programs, and offer flexibility for future learning needs.

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Doing a good thing

Dear Editor, 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 [...]

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They need our support

Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter in support of the February school levy and bond issue. As a retired school teacher/administrator and a recent home owner in the Tonasket School District, I am both pleased with and supportive of the direction in which the School Board, school district and community are taking our schools. I realize that the School Board has had to make some hard decisions regarding funding during difficult economic times. I applaud their efforts.

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Before our time is gone

Dear Editor,
In the last 120 years mankind went from horseback to nuclear weapons that could destroy the world in just moments. That is a very short time period for the world that laid dormant for hundreds of years. But the farther mankind has progressed, the less spiritual we have become, worshipping our own creation and losing identity to ourselves, the universe and our creator.

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In response to comments

Dear Editor,
Addressing The Town Crier 12/26 comments: Im writing this, not in response to negative comments about NVH; but to the personal slights present in two letters.

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Vote for bond and levy

Dear Editor,
I want to encourage you to vote yes on the Tonasket School Bond and Levy in February. Those who know that I am an old teacher might accuse me of being self serving, but my reasons are self serving in a way that might not be so obvious.

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Leave the dam thing alone

Dear Editor,
Leave Enloe Dam alone. Do not put any money into hydro-power, fish ladders or removing the dam. Reclaim the old power house, turn the housing compound into a picnic area, improve access and then quit.

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A waste of trees

Dear Editor,
Why does the classic oath say “the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” Because even a half truth is considered dishonest.

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