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Double spaces make it easier to read  

Editor,  Ben Stone’s discussion of the Oxford comma and its history in the Aug .7 issue of the Valley Journal is very interesting. I am a writer and also like history. The use of a comma before “and” in a list (like June, July, and August) is an Oxford comma. Its use seems to be a matter of choice and is apparently not controversial. However, if you like to put two spaces between sentences you will be in the middle of a war. Most of us who grew up using typewriters with mono-spaced type were taught to use two spaces. Then along came computers with their proportionally spaced type fonts. Somewhere in the fantasy world of programming, some nerd decided to save ...


Thankful for support

Editor, The Preston family would like to thank everyone in the community who has been so supportive of us during the illness and death of Jay Preston Sr. Thank you to the St. Luke Nursing Home and hospital staff for the wonderful love and care you gave to Jay and Beth over the last four years. We want to ...


Create positivity through prayer

Editor, We aren’t a church but members of the Baha’i Faith. We meet in our homes and our home is in the North Crow area, between Pablo and Ronan. We would like to thank those that participated in our monthly gathering centered on community building.  In order to overcome the bombardmen...


Different opinions offer opportunity 

Editor, It is said, “Life is a classroom.” In my new life at Grizzly Peak, a retirement community in Missoula, this statement is proven every day for me. But I have to be willing to learn, attitude matters. At 88, I’m realizing that learning can occur at any age.      I...


Considering the next election

Editor,   The stage was set. The hearings began. Special counsel chairman Robert Mueller had submitted his full report. He believes this report speaks for itself and now it is up to Congress to follow up and say whatever needs to be said and do whatever needs to be done. He firmly believes that the s...


Thanking Flathead irrigators

Editor,  I want to thank Flathead irrigators who voted for David Lake and me (Janette Rosman) in our recent Flathead Irrigation District Election. There were many bumps in getting this election process moving forward. Between Lake County, Whaley Accounting and FID commissioners, we were able to get i...


Locking children up creates more problems

Editor, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study has shown that maltreatment in childhood contributes to health problems throughout the lives of children. These problems include chronic diseases, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, which profoundly affect their lives and are very expensive to treat...


Political candidate has a good message

Editor, A very significant and politically clarifying thing happened to me recently. Two of my very dear and valued friends, one from Utah and the other from here, talked with me on the same day with the same message. The day was June 28, and the message was about healing our nation. The focus of my frien...


Letters to the Editor for July 3, 2019

Summer reading list shared   Editor, Human knowledge has exploded in the years since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible (about 1450). Now, there are lots of “good books.” Here is a short list for summer reading, which could enhance a reader’s understandi...


Contemplating source of morality

Editor, I have learned one thing from Gene Johnson. One need not investigate or research for the facts of history. If you do not like what the facts say, just dismiss them and make up your own version and pass it off as fact. There is no sense discussing the past with someone with so little regard for evi...


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