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Gift basket donations appreciated

Editor, On behalf of the Polson Head Start 3-parent committee, we would like to thank some awesome sponsors who donated to the Head Start graduation. Gift baskets for the kids moving from preschool to kindergarten were purchased. Thank you to S&K Technologies, your generous gift was much appreciated. Thank you Polson Walmart Supercenter for you financial gift and a place to purchase the gifts. Thank you to First Interstate Bank for letting us use your parking lot for a car wash. The kids were so excited and all three businesses were acknowledged at the graduation. Perhaps one of these kids will be a future engineer, business person, financial advisor, accountant, or customer servi...


Memorial Day meal appreciated

Editor, A special thank you to Stuart, Brian, cooks and waitresses for the great meal provided by Ninepipes Lodge for all the veterans and their families on Memorial Day. It concluded a special day in remembering our past veterans and family members. JC Courville Amerian Legion Commander on behalf o...


Harrop's new direct care clinic to address high costs of medical care

Editor, I would venture to say that millions of people in America have been just waiting to hear the subject of this letter. And it is happening right here in the Mission Valley. This doctor and her new clinic address our healthcare system. It answers high insurance costs, high prescription drug costs, an...


Irrigation districts need your support

Editor, You just paid your Lake, Sanders, and Missoula county taxes, and on it was a $3.50 increase on operation and maintenance costs for Flathead Irrigation. In July of 2017, the FJBC unanimously agreed to this increase. In the previous two years, the BIA increase was denied by the FJBC. The three distr...


Drug court is a better option

Editor, Thank you to the Valley Journal for the informative article “Lake County Drug Court Honors First Graduate” on May 23. Today I read a letter by Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton about his visit to the state prison in Deer Lodge. It is a thought provoking article. He points o...


Irrigation commissioner encourages voting

Editor, Much has happened in the last year. First, the breakup of the Flathead Joint board of Control. In 2013, four commissioners with the Jocko and Mission Irrigation Districts voted to suspend joint operations between the Jocko, Mission and Flathead Districts. After the elections in May 2014, the newly el...


Examine sources of misperception

Editor, There is more to “Yanny vs. Laurel” than first meets the ear. Any human’s unique experience with personal perception and emotional resultant can set a belief into concrete — even when evidence proves otherwise. A shadow can be seen as a ghost. A hallucination totally origin...


Cannot harvest wood

Editor, I am writing to remind the non-tribal members that reside inside the Flathead Indian Reservation boundaries: if you moved to a very wooded area where firewood is within your view, you cannot harvest this natural resource. It doesn’t matter if you just moved here from out of state or if you&r...


McDonald is correct

Editor, I honest and truly wish more people like Wyman McDonald would speak out. I enjoy reading his letters to the editor of the Valley Journal. Wyman is spot-on about our government, and the “upper class” running it. The President is a disgrace and embarrassment to the United States of Am...


McDonald will not polarize

Editor, Do we know what could happen? Do we know how to pray? Are we ready for Armageddon? Is this judgment day? That four liner speaks to me in reference to something very scary. It is about our extreme political polarization, so much anger toward and harsh judgment of others. It is actually tearing f...


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