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Health care debate continues

Editor, This is a letter I wrote last year. As this issue of a health care solution seems less likely to become a reality, I think the triangulation theory looks better and better. In watching the American debate on health care, I am struck by our collective inability to solve a problem which shouldn't be this difficult. It is my observation that human beings have an upper and lower nature. We all are aware of our strengths. I know I am; but most of us are oblivious to our vulnerabilities. Each of us has one boozer, womanizer, gambler, greed, temper, we all have a vulnerability which threatens to overwhelm our upper nature. I am 55 years old. It is my observation that most American...


Generous donations helped many

Editor, From pancake breakfast to spaghetti dinner, day camp to weekend work retreat, and fitness walk/run to softball tournament, people of Lake and Sanders Counties generously volunteered their time, talent and dollars to benefit many individuals and non-profit organizations in our communities this past...


Fire station should be fully utilized

Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the Dec. 24, 2009 article in the Leader titled Fire station ready. It seems that Trustee Nelson and Chief Fairchild have forgotten why the new fire station was built north of the bridge. During numerous Rural Fire District trustee meetings which I attende...


Thanks for a great event

Editor, I would like to thank the group "Calling All Conservatives" for the great event they put on Tuesday evening at the Ronan Community Center. The crowd was large (I'm sure at least 300), enthusiastic, and very polite. Regardless of your political affiliation, there were very informative speakers a...


Spay/Neuter Clinic planning is underway

Editor, Once again the Lake County Spay/Neuter Task Force is planning a two-day spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats sometime in late May. Our team includes the Mission Valley Animal Shelter (MVAS), Life Savers Animal Rescue (LSAR), as well as support from Polson Animal Control, Tribal Animal Control, loc...


Homesteading quilt material needed

Editor, The Sew and So Club of the Round Butte area is celebrating the 100th year of homesteading in our area by making a quilt to be raffled in December of this year and will benefit two local charities. We are asking for brands of that era and also early pictures that can be reproduced on this quilt....


Congressman should listen to constituents

Editor, Dear Mr. Rehberg, I am writing to you in care of the editor since the only response I receive when I write to you is another form letter which seems a waste of my taxpayer dollars on postage to send. Your marketing materials I receive in response to my emails to you seem like just more junk mai...


Ronan firefighters responded quickly

Editor, I want to thank all the firemen and emergency personnel that helped put out the fire at my house. I greatly appreciate the quick response time and their efficiency at getting the fire out quickly. They saved many things and memories that I could never replace. Again, thank you. You are all a...


Truths to benefit from

Editor, As the New Year begins, I’m once again following my practice of reading through various books of the Bible; as well as other books written by biblical scholars. One of my favorite authors is Dr. J. Sidlow Baxter, a Scottish preacher who is now enjoying his eternal rewards. Baxter writes i...


Muslims and Arabs do not despise us

Editor, Recently, in a White House briefing to the press corp. on the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day, Helen Thomas, the 89-year-old Veteran correspondent and the only one in the room with real courage, asked counter-intelligence guru, John Brennan this question, &ldq...


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