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Scouting encourages youth, adults to realize dreams

Editor,  This year the Boy Scouts of America celebrates 100 years of existence. The week of Feb. 7-14 is Scout Week and a time for me to reflect.  I am fortunate to be part of this program for 52 of those years. Therefore I am openly expressing my thanks and appreciation to all the youth and adults who have made my experience in scouting so rewarding. Scouting helped me realize many dreams. I learned to live in the outdoors, explore the wilderness, win national recognition, appreciate other cultures and backgrounds, and take up sailing. Most important of all, I have made lifelong friends. Scouting continues to be a significant part of my life. During this time the life...


Let us consider peace as an option

Editor, Peace or Fear? That is the question and a non-partisan issue. Is peace an option? What is peace? Is it a concept outside of ourselves that is unreachable or is given to us as a gift? No, I say. Peace is a state of mind for which we have the option to choose every minute of the day. Whether you ...


Speaker to address right-wing extremists

Editor, The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition, Inc. is celebrating our 20th year of offering presentations to the public that highlight the unique and diverse community we are proud to be a part of. We will be sponsoring a potluck and presentation each month. Our first event will be Feb. 24 a...


True spirituality brings peace

Editor, This is in response to the letter placed by Bob McClellan titled "Being spiritual is very different than religious," in the Feb. 4 issue. I also caught part of that documentary on John Muir and noticed the same comment, and it struck me that the man was indeed more spiritual than religious. I'v...


Being spiritual is very different than religious

Editor, I was watching the PBS special on national parks, right after the state of the union speech on Jan. 27, and the story of John Muir, American naturalist and explorer. A comment captured my attention. It was approximately this: "John Muir was a very religious man, capturing the spiritual essence of ...


Charlo has lost a great coach

Editor, This is a letter of thanks to a great coach. I was disheartened to hear that Coach Love has stepped down as coach of the mighty Charlo Vikings football team. I will miss seeing you walk up and down the side line; sometimes jumping for joy at a great play and other times hanging your head for a ...


You will always harvest what you plant

Editor, In the past few months, the American public has been deeply disappointed by the people who have been celebrated in one way or another as icons or at least as respectable citizens. One of those so called respectable people campaigned for our nation’s highest political office. Even during the ...


Help make the aquatic center a reality

Editor, Lake County will soon have an amazing resource available to all who live here — if we all get behind it. It's a large, indoor aquatics center on the hill across from Safeway in Polson. Have you noticed the future home sign? I did. I called the number on the sign and joined the group of local...


Firefighters needed for rural district

Editor, After many years of planning, the new Rural Fire District station north of the bridge has been completed. This new station will eventually guarantee fire protection to the residents who live north of Polson in the event the bridge is out of commission and will provide housing for the growing fleet...


We'll remember, Mr. Tester

Editor, In an open letter to John Tester: We'll remember your vote in December. Now, we'll be wary of your actions in January. P.S. Life begins at the moment of conception. When do you think that life becomes a person? From one small voice from Lake County. Rita Senkler Charlo


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