What? No snow here in the highlands? In thirty years I have never seen an October or a November without snow on the ground. Only five days left in November maybe; most unusual. Snow may have been abrogated by an authoritative act to prove Mr. Gore’s Nobel-winning theory of Global Warming. Not many years ago there were near promises of the “big freeze” and now the “melt down”? As is usually the case, something one hears proves true, and sometimes false.
Since Mr. Solberg is seeking to be elected as the 2008 Oroville Chamber of Commerce President, I feel compelled to speak out and question his overall veracity, professional conduct and ability to provide competent leadership for the town or Oroville.
Regarding the packed out Tonasket City Council Meeting, Tuesday night, Nov. 27th, the comments by the public, both from the hospital and the Tonasket Eagles, Aerie 3002, were interesting to be heard face to face. It appears there have been some very disappointed recipients of false promises. That always gets the same result.
We’re very excited to announce that the Community Cultural Center (CCC) will be installing an electric heat pump into the front half of the building in December. For any of you who have spent time in the building in the winter or summer, I’m sure you can appreciate what this means. It will finally be warm in the winter and cool in the summer! Many thanks to the Tonasket Community Theatre, Okanogan Family Faire, the Saturna Corp. and the individuals who have donated to this project.
I want to thank students, parents and the community for their support of Tonasket schools. Tonasket Elementary School had its fifth Family Fun Night on Nov. 29. The night included reading activities sponsored by Tonasket Americorps, Scholastic Book Fair and a family movie. The attendance for this event was at an all time high, with 248 people attending. Thank you for having education as a high priority and making our Family Fun Nights such a huge success.
After all Mason Hess’s recent protests and despite his laughable earlier declaration of American life as indistinguishable from “marshal law,” he still can’t name a single thing — out of all those rights and liberties he claims the Bushies have decimated — that he could do pre-Bush that he can’t do now as a result of a Bush policy.
Regarding Bill Slusher’s Nov. 15 letter. To start, why do I claim the question “what could I do before Bush that I cannot do now” is irrelevant. The situation is analogous to the lottery. If I win the lottery, it may well change my life. If I don’t win, it will not impact me in any way.
As I drove to work yesterday Paul Harvey was on the radio. In years past this would have been the bastion of the conservative right. I know the times are a changing however, when Paul himself is questioning the moral compass of our nation. When he is questioning whether there is any liberty left for citizens.
I wanted to extend a special welcome to your new reporter Amy Veneziano. I have met and talked with her on two different occasions and she seems to be a very eager and attentive reporter. I am looking forward to working with her in the future, especially with our events at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket.
I guess its time to defend myself once more. Cynthia Dickerson, I am sorry if my last letter offended you, or any of your family. That was never the intent. You read a message meant for the masses and took it as an attack on your grandson. Re-read the last paragraph, this time with emphasis on the words “this” and “still.” I was not referring to your grandson; I was referring to those who refuse to learn from such tragedies.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140