Opinion

Frustrated by some hunters’ behavior

Dear Editor,

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.

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Overlooking the snakes on the plane

Dear Editor,

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.

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Become your own authority

Dear Editor,

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.

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Mourn his loss, rejoice in his memory

Dear Editor,

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.

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Together we can do great things

Dear editor,

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.

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Council’s decision could bring more protests

Dear editor,

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.

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Local saints on fruitless mission

Dear editor,

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.

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Why has nothing been done?

Dear editor,

My name is Donald Carson and at this point in time I’ve been incarcerated for 14 months for the charges of first-degree murder.

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Legacy project for all veterans

Dear editor,

Just want to thank you for coverage your paper has given the Armed Forces Legacy in Tonasket. Russell Ledbetter did a good job, thanks a lot.

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Don’t want to be shortest or slowest

Dear editor,

“Here is a bare tail”

“Says Dennis the Menace” Grizzlies are carnivorous: flesh and blood “yours” when they evolve in the spring: look at the pictures in Aug. 23 Gazette, that’s flesh. He said lots of feed in the Pasayten; said they did a study on whole $$, and I was told I was a troublemaker, so were Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, etc., now Bill Petry.

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