Letters to the Editor

County Farm Bureau commends County Commissioners

Dear Editor,
Okanogan County Farm Bureau commends Commissioners Sheilah Kennedy, Ray Campbell and Jim DeTro for their tireless efforts in safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of their constituents and Okanogan County. Their outstanding leadership before, during and after two of the most devastating firestorms ever to befall our state is above reproach and sets the standard for elected offices everywhere.

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Get to know the Constitution

Dear Editor,
To commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, in 2004 Congress designated September 17th of each year as Constitution Day and September 17th to the 23rd of each year as Constitution Week.

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Inspired to become a firefighter

Dear Editor,
Dear firefighters thank you for all you have done. You fight, save, and protect us all. You ROCK! When I grow up I want to be a firefighter, you have inspired me!

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Clothing Bank can use some help

Dear Editor,
The Clothing Bank will close if you good Christians do not see fit to put money on the PUD or water bill. You can send us your yard sale leftovers, which is fine and your people in need which is fine, but what are you really doing to help?

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Time wasted trying to report outage

Dear Editor,
Sunday morning we lost power around 7 a.m. I attempted to report it to the PUD. No one answered at the emergency dispatch office in East Wenatchee.

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Planned Parenthood needs to go

Dear Editor,
Why do many Americans continue to support abortion as birth control when modern non-abortive birth control methods (i.e. the birth control pill, IUD’s, the patch, etc.) are available in so many forms and places these days? Abortion is far more dangerous to the mother than modern birth control methods, and is cruel to the unborn. It’s time for abortion to be abandoned as birth control. As a society we have made it cheap and easy for women to obtain other birth control methods.

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Drought, and heat a one-two punch for iconic Pacific salmon this year

Dear Editor,
Our region’s salmon are in hot water. While many people may welcome this summer’s prolonged hot and dry weather, salmon – symbol of the Northwest – are gravely threatened.

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Not a good deal

Dear Editor,
The current nuclear agreement (touted as the best the US State Dept. could wring out of the Iranian government) is reminiscent of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming home to Britain from Germany in Sept. 1938 and stating he had negotiated “peace for our time” with Hitler. Less than a year later, Britian was at war with Germany because of the German gov ernment’s continued aggression and their invasion of Poland. My English mother lived through that period. She told me how desperate the English were for peace, and how betrayed they felt afterwards.

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People stepping up to help fire survivors

Dear Gary,
The 2015 fires of Okanogan County will probably go down as the most devastating fires ever for the State of Washington. Just like the Carlton Complex fire, lives were lost, families disrupted, businesses destroyed and landscape destroyed. Some, trying to make a positive statement, might say, “Well, look on the bright side, it could have been worse.” True, it COULD have been and still MIGHT be; or, it could have been less. No matter what, it was and is what it will be.

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My turn to weigh in

Dear Gary,
As the spouse of a “former” Oroville EMT I can remain silent no longer. This letter is against my wife’s wishes. When the pager goes off, everyone in the house is effected. Whether it’s in the middle of fixing dinner or in the middle of the night, how you “volunteers” spring into action is amazing! Gail, Rita and Brian I thank you for your letters of support, it brought a smile to her face. If you say nothing, you’ve said something.

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