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Join representatives for property tax discussion

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, there will be a Lake County town hall meeting for anyone interested in solutions to our property tax problems. Several of the legislators from our area that are working on solutions will join me in the second floor conference room of the Lake County Courthouse in Polson. Because we will start of 6:30 p.m., we will have to enter through the sheriff’s door on the west side of the building. That door has a buzzer to allow entry. Senator Verdell Jackson, Representatives Scott Reichner, John Fleming and I will be joined by Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron. Knowledgeable citizen Kyle Karstens will be there, and Senator John Brueggeman and Representative Blasde...


Homesteading quilt material needed

Editor, The Sew and So Club of the Round Butte area is celebrating the 100th year of homesteading in our area by making a quilt to be raffled in December of this year and will benefit two local charities. We are asking for brands of that era and also early pictures that can be reproduced on this quilt....


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 mai...


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...


Curl up with the real thing

I read somewhere that this is supposed to be the year of the electronic book.  It was probably a seed planted by Amazon.com, which just happens to sell a nifty electronic tablet — the Kindle — that stores innumerable books electronically. And it only costs $489, plus shipping. I’...


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...


Terrorism needs to be tackled

Editor, The most recent apparent terrorist plot played out aboard NW Flt. 253 by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is one more example of closing the barn door after the horse has run out. How many of these events are going to take place before we, as a nation and as a world, are going to mount a seri...


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