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Questioning national spirituality

Editor, I have been reading through the books of the prophets in the Old Testament. I can’t help but ask myself a question. Is our nation today as spiritually bankrupt as Israel was then? Habakkuk 1:4 and 3:2 says “... the law is slacked, and judgment (justice) doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore, wrong judgment proceedeth .... O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years ... in wrath remember mercy.”  General MacArthur pointed out two possible paths a nation in decline can follow: “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and econom...


Thanks PPP for a great show

Editor, Bravo and kudos to the Port Polson Players for presenting an uplifting, timeless play, “The Beggars’ Bounty,” to our community. With the darkest days of the year approaching, this heartfelt musical comedy offered respite and a message filled with light and hope. The talented a...


Resolution supports water compact

Editor, A resolution in support of the CSKT-Montana Water Compact originated in July at the Lake County Conservation District with full support of the members. It then advanced to the Area 5 October meeting. After receiving approval at the area meeting, it advanced to the state-wide meeting in Kalispell. ...


Vote no on tax increases

Editor,  School District 23 voters are being asked to approve over $61 million in school improvements to be repaid over 25 years. This ballot has been delivered to you in the last week or so.  Additionally, Lake County voters will be asked in January 2020 to approve $50 million for county law...


Support Polson School District bond

Editor,  Strong public schools are the cornerstone of a successful community. Whether or not you work for the school or have a child in the district, our entire community is better when the quality of education is improved across the board. Improvements that will be made from the passage of both Pols...


Vote for school bond, improved safety for students

Editor, I have been a member of the Polson community for over 40 years and have been impressed by the positive support shown for our school system.   When I came to Polson as a teacher in 1976, our high school was just two years old, the old high school was our middle school, the Lincoln building ...


Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Editor,  The Polson Senior Citizens Center is again hosting the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28. There is no charge for this meal, and those unable to attend may have a meal delivered to them. Advanced notice for delivery must be given by calling 406-883-4735. This fr...


Sharing my retirement

Editor, I’d like to share my retirement. My name is Charleen Crenshaw. I received my final orders for retirement on Sept. 11th. I first entered military service in 1980 as an intelligence analyst, spending my first nine years on active duty in the Army. I transferred to active reserves for two years...


Practical ways of counteracting obsession

Practical ways of  counteracting obsession   Editor, Humans easily create mental models which do not match reality. We collect partial, inaccurate “facts” – and then over-react with imaginary (positive or negative) interpretive predictions. Obsession can be destructive...


Life is a classroom

Editor,  It occurs to me, with all the things going on in America right now, that we need to practice what my spiritually based social teachings advocate. It is covered in one word. The word is “forgiveness.” This word can mean different things to different people. This is what it means t...


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