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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 mail trying to sell me something I’m not buying, no matter how slick and glossy the card with your Marlboro Man photos or how quality the heavy bond you use to send your canned reply. I want a real answer. I want an explanation. If Congress has the power to declare war, and we are at war with “terror,” and you are my Congress person, I expect you to fulfill your respons...


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...


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 o...


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...


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