I always enjoy Bill Slusher’s letters, even when I disagree with him. In Bill’s most recent letter to the Gazette-Tribune; I agree with most of what he states; I particularly agree with his closing paragraph that there are snakes on the plane and we’re doing nothing but look out the window (Although we may disagree on who and what some of the “snakes” are).
I would like to thank all of the wonderful folks that helped with the Ken (Doc) Taylor benefit dinner and auction that went off without a hitch. Without the generosity of the Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce and the Eagles Club of Oroville and Tonasket, this event would not have gotten off the ground. To all the folks who gave either cash donations or items for auction, I would like to extend a heart felt thank you to each and every one of you, thank you.
Why did the Border Patrol get involved too late with Dennis smuggling in the grizzlies from Canada?
I really enjoy hunting season!
I really enjoy hunting season, first of all the county always tries to get our roads graded here in Chewiliken Valley before the hunters are driving over them. This year the “wash boards” were about six inches deep so it’s a challenge to drive our vehicles over them. This year they only got them partly graded so the hunters get to see what we put up with most all of the year.
I have yet to meet anyone wailing about Bush and the Patriot Act “taking our rights!” who can name a single thing they could do pre-Bush that any Bush policy prevents them from doing now.
These same partisan alarmists decry anti-terrorism measures for “invading our privacy!” like library lists. Yet they are either woefully ignorant of, or choose to endorse, far more legitimate threats to what little remains of our privacy.
Mystics, Tarot Cards, Numerology, Taoism, Zennism, and Astrology — have for eons been hiding the elusive, evasive knowledge that an individual is his own master; is solely responsible for his life and choices and the solving of his own problems. The moral precepts that he must follow are those determined to be honest by his own mind — no higher authority to answer to.
The tragedy of a life being extinguished years before expected is about the worst experience that can be placed on the human psyche. What a difference indeed a day can make. There is no way to look at it that gives any comfort to the grieving and shock.
In the early days of our country, people worked together to survive. Community spirit was more than evident. Today we have become used to letting Sam do it; Uncle Sam that is.
I am a Colville Tribal Member from Omak. We the first people had the opportunity to have a protest as we picketed the Colville Confederated Tribes’ headquarters in Nespelem on Sept 27 in hopes of receiving an expected December per-capita check.
Everyone wants to get into the “act,” but God is in the act. He deserves the Nobel Prize. God made us, told us how to eat, how to live and behave.