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Respect shared for 41st President

Editor, I participated by TV in the memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral this past week. As I watched, listened and responded with a few tears of my own, I prayed the Lord would touch the heart of every person attending and everyone across this great country who was watching with a renewed sense of need for them to be more like the person we were hearing about in the eulogies presented. I actually thought it would or will be appropriate if several of our national leaders, past or present, publicly declared and demonstrated that fulfilling a more noble lifestyle will be their endeavor in the years ahead; although I do not have many years left, I certainly want to do th...


Turn off the television

Editor, I had the great pleasure of attending a production of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which was put on by the Port Polson Players in association with the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts last weekend. What a joy to get see such wonderful talent here in our valley. Please friends, turn...


Change mind, change life

Editor, “Change your mind, change your life” is something I have claimed to believe in for years. But there is quite a difference between believing in something and practicing it. The power of "changing my mind, changing my life" was recently brought home to me with my brother. A coupl...


Response to racist letter

Editor, I am writing in response to that tasteless, racist letter printed last week “A president for our time.” I have been wondering since I read that garbage if the author is one of those Americans who’s proud to be a part of a race who stole the land they now occupy, tried to kill off...


Character put on display

Editor, George W. Bush, in reaching out and warmly shaking the hand of each former President and First Lady in attendance at his father’s memorial service, prominently displayed his character traits of: grace, respect and maturity. Donald Trump, in refusing to even acknowledge the presence of 94-...


Considering the carrot

Editor, Thanks to Thomas A. Lozeau, Jr. for attending the Leon Hall presentation of the People’s Compact and for sharing important comments. Mr. Lozeau is correct that the tribes will be involved in any final resolution of this issue. While Mr. Lozeau believes that the per capita payment directly...


People’s Compact a bait and switch scheme

Editor, There has been much publicity about The People’s Compact, demonstrating the lobbying skills of authors. There is much more to the story that people need to understand. Increased fees. The People’s Compact does not cover the maintenance costs of the irrigation project. Under their pr...


Agreeing with a new movement

Editor, There is a movement in America that both frightens and angers Donald Trump.   It has to do with climate change. This movement is called the “Sunrise Movement.” It’s a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Here is a para...


Carrot is not appealing

Editor, I attended the Leon Hall “People’s Water Compact” meeting. What wasn’t there: a copy of “The People’s Water Compact.” Organizers implied that it’s under legal review and unavailable for the public. A table contained three items: propaganda; a pamp...


Legal competence questioned

Editor, In the Nov. 7 Valley Journal, Boone Cole, Tim Orr and Bruce White questioned the legality of the CSKT-Montana Water Compact and called for a “paradigm shift in this process, a new approach that follows the law.” Irrigators should question Cole, Orr and White’s legal opinions n...


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