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Frugal fashionista finds secondhand deals

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkmenistan, I had recurrent dreams about two things: shoe shopping and nachos.  I would be in a warehouse of clothes and I would suddenly find myself drawn to a pair of indigo blue, beautifully ornate heels with ribbons and bows galore.  And for some reason, I would wake up thinking of nachos and immediately write home, begging some generous soul to send me a bag of tortilla chips.  Of course, my dream shoes were impractical for the desert country and nachos were hard to come by in the developing world.  But the problem now is not the fact that these are inanimate objects and cannot return my adoration in any way shape ...


Polson food pantry seeks donations

Editor, Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry once again has a great opportunity to realize significant “match” money, $5,000, from Town Pump to help support its food outreach activities.  The Pantry needs monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and service groups to help them ca...


Racism is the real conflict of interest

Editor, In reference to your letter in the Sept. 16 issue of the Valley Journal, Mr. “B. Rew” you imply that Jay Doyle, one of the candidates running for Sheriff of Lake County would not be fair to all citizens because he has recently become a tribal member. Is this to say that before he becam...


Highway cleanup appreciated

Editor, What a welcome sight it is to see black garbage bags along the highways as many local residents donate their time and energy helping to keep the towns through this beautiful valley clean. We especially thank the 25 residents who helped clean six miles of the highway through the town of Big Arm ...


Nothing but the truth, please

Please allow me to set the record straight. Following a letter to the editor in last week’s newspaper penned by one, “Bob Rew,” our office received a number of phone calls regarding the legitimacy of the name.  First of all, let me say that we do indeed live in a small community. I ...


What is “peace” anyway?

Editor, So much discussion surrounds this word, especially lately when we are promoting our various views about war. Today is the anniversary of 9-11. Would we in America have lost our freedom if we had not attacked back? Mahatma Gandhi, the famous leader in India, helped his country gain independence ...


Class motto rings true

Editor, High School class reunions can be lots of fun simply from the standpoint of trying to put names to faces after sixty years with almost no visual contact. The Polson High School classes of 1949-51 were together over Labor Day weekend; many of us had to put on our ‘readers’ in order to r...


Candidate’s conflict of interest concerns citizen

Dear Editor, Lake County has three choices for Lake County Sheriff in the upcoming November election and one candidate has a serious conflict of interest problem. This candidate is Jay Doyle. Doyle recently made an application and subsequently became a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tri...


Don’t get caught up in rhetoric, think for yourself

Editor, This quote from a long article I “googled” about the Taliban, their history, and their function: “The Clinton administration initially supported the Taliban’s rise. Clinton’s judgment was clouded by the question that has often led American policy astray in the region....


Reviewing the Constitution is important

Editor, On Sept. 17, a free feature length movie entitled “A More Perfect Union, America Becomes a Nation,” dramatizing the original constitutional convention will be shown in the public meeting room at the Miracle of America Museum Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but ...


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