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Share The Spirit campaign wraps up

Editor, Share the Spirit Holiday Assistance Program just finished our 12th year helping Lake County children from needy families with toys, clothes and gifts at Christmas. We are fortunate enough to partner with the Ed Holland and the Marine Toys for Tots program, which helps us manage the daunting task of providing for these children.  During the 2009 Christmas season we served almost 1,100 children in Lake County. In our 12 years of operation we have served 10,000 children with your help and the help of many volunteers. Businesses who agreed to be our tree locations included: in Polson Glacier Bank, Lake County Leader, Wal-Mart, Eagle Bank, Lake County Courthouse, and St. Jo...


Community supports food pantry

Editor, The people and businesses in our communities have given generously to meet the needs of families in Arlee, Ravalli, Dixon and St. Ignatius. Even with the downturn in the economy and the increased use of the Pantry, our shelves are well stocked with basic foods. The local schools and several bus...


Consider personhood amendment

Editor, On Jan. 1, 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. It was on this day, that the black persons of America began their long, arduous struggle to have their personhood recognized, defended, and protected. As we start this New Year, we are witnessing a movement in our country ...


Beliefs should be based on facts

Editor, On Nov. 26, there was a letter to the editor that raised a lot of questions for me. Following are some facts and questions related to those facts, which upon reflection caused me to reaffirm my own beliefs. Every citizen of the country is expected to pay taxes. Should every citizen have to fork...


Let's unite on Jan. 12

Editor, Tuesday, Jan. 12 is a day we can become involved citizens that have decided to come out of the shadows and show our concern for the direction our local, state and national governments are headed. It's time to quit complaining, and instead become part of the solution. It's time to stand up and be p...


Gift to troops in Iraq gratefully accepted

Editor, I’d like to share something with your readers about several very generous people in your community. I’m a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Polson High School. This Christmas I was in Baghdad as part of the U.S. Forces-Iraq working towards a responsible drawdow...


Phillips family hosted awesome benefit

Editor, We want to thank the Phillips Family and Roger and Jeanie Tauck at the Phillips Saddlery and Mercantile for the awesome benefit. It is so very much appreciated. We know a lot of work went into having it. We want to thank everyone who helped and stopped in. Thank you Pablo Quality Foods for the ...


Senseless act affects many

Editor, I am writing to express my extreme disappointment and disgust with the individual or individuals responsible for taking the baby Jesus from my nativity scene on 7th Avenue, next to Health Care Plus in Polson. On Monday, Dec. 21, our lights were stolen. This is our first year in Polson, but the ...


H1N1 scare is a total fabrication

Editor, While I was traveling through Canada in early September, the CBS News reported that according to Canadian statistics, you are four times as likely to get H1N1 if you had been previously vaccinated for it. This aired for two days and then you never heard another word about it. I was amazed it even ...


I am thankful for Santa's visits

Editor, There are many older residents of St. Ignatius who are blessed when a special "Santa" arrives at their homes. Christopher McCollum's visit is a gift he has given me for many years — reminding me of the gift Jesus Christ gave the world at his birth. I wait each year for my visit from Santa...


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