Letters to the Editor

Broken faith with military retirees

Dear Editor,
The following is a letter to Sen. Maria Cantwell:
Senator Cantwell,
Based on the Bipartisan Budget Act (H.J. Res 59), the legislation you just voted on in December 2013, you have broken the faith with all military members, especially military retirees

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Make our future your priority

Dear Editor,
I would like to take this opportunity to challenge the citizens of Okanogan County. Public education is a great privilege our children have as citizens of this nation. It does not come without cost or sacrifice.

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Similkameen our portable generator?

Dear Editor,
Marc Alden’s letter “Enloe Dam: Missing Facts” was good preparation for possible disasters but made a weak argument for building the proposed power house at Enloe Dam. “Fear “was the emotion woven through his narrative. These are real facts for consideration.

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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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