Opinion

Random act of kindness for good cause

Dear Editor,

People really aren’t afraid to show they care.

Saturday, March 15 was a very busy day and evening in Tonasket for “organized” random acts of kindness with several benefits going on at the same time; a benefit dinner at THS; the crab feed at the Eagles, Habitat for Humanity and the one I would like to highlight was the very large turnout for the Food Bank and Tonasket Saloon benefit for repairs to the HVAC system that was recently vandalized.

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Hoping level heads prevail

Dear Editor

At the overflowing and rambunctious March 10th public meeting of our fledgling Aeneas Valley Fire District 16, a Petition was presented signed by nearly 70 tax-paying residents. Passions were high and tempers flared on ‘both sides of the aisle.’ In times like these, level heads need to prevail. It would be good for all of us to remember these words found in Washington’s Public Meetings Act:

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Don’t fall for property scam

Dear Editor,

To all property owners:

My husband and I have received several letters from a company in California – N.R.L.L. East LLC – stating that they have analyzed our property and are willing to purchase it. The latest letter said they were willing to pay “$14,000 total in CASH” for this parcel. According to the letter, that is what recent sales in the area indicate the property is worth.

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Age 80 is best time of life

I share the following with all octogenarians. Author unknown. Life Begins at 80

I have good news for you. The first 80 years are the hardest. Once you reach 80, everyone wants to carry your bags and help you up the steps. If you forget your name and anybody else’s name or an appointment, or you’re your own telephone number, or promise to be three places at the same time, or can’t remember how many grandchildren you have, you need only explain that you are 80.

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Keep supporting our schools

Calling all Tonasket voters! It is time to renew our school levy. This is a replacement levy, NOT a new tax. These funds represent roughly 15 percent of the school district budget and provide much-needed dollars for upkeep of our beautiful buildings and grounds; curriculum upgrades and improvements; continuing education for staff; new school buses and special programs, such as senior projects and sixth-grade camp.

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Community support crucial to our school

As members of the Tonasket School Board, we are asking our voters to replace the expiring Maintenance and Operations Levy. Community support is crucial to our quest to provide quality programs and to maintain our facilities and grounds. Fortunately, levy dollars in our district are nearly matched by additional funds from the state, but we receive these matching funds ONLY if voters approve the levy. Ballots, separate from the presidential primary ballots, will be sent this week and must be postmarked no later than March 11th.

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Clean up after your dogs

I find it disgusting and offensive when I watch folks out walking their dogs and “Doggie” takes a “poo” in the neighbor’s yard and after doing the deed, both continue on their way. How inconsiderate and irresponsible is that?

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Precariously afloat on ocean of debt

While briefly discussing politics with a friend.., I commented that I wished I had the option to vote for “no President at all” because our country has been going steadily downhill for the past 50 years. Why do I feel this way? After all, the government constantly tells us we are in a period of unprecedented freedom and prosperity.

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‘…for those who love, time is eternity’

Hand-stitched quilts of old in every room; the love in them will never wash away or fade. She “touches” my hand whenever I touch her works.

Charlie and Momma are no longer on this “level.” I still experience that stage of separation when loved ones of many years are only temporarily away. Memories refuse to fade, instead, come alive, vividly stand out to take my breath away with a knowing pain in my solar plexus that beg a tear. Yet, the memories offer joys of the past.

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Benches: Traded comfort for cash

I thought my bench letter was fairly explanatory, if digested thoroughly. Let’s flip the spectrum to summer. Any day above 90 degrees with a beating sun on dark brown cement will not “cool your buns.” It will cook them. How many hot days will Oroville have next summer? As I said, the slat wood type are comfortable and useable at any temperature.

And the posture angle. Do you like to squat or lean? I guess it depends on the moment.

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