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Vote to protect Constitution

Editor, I have questions.  How many citizens living in Lake County believe our country is a democracy? How many would know that our country is in fact a republic? Why is it even necessary to ask questions like these?   Groups of men have fought savagely to the death because in dying they gave eternal life to the ideas for which they died. They gave their lives to safeguard our republic for you and me. Do you care? Do you even think about it? When was the last time you took time to learn about the roots of our republic? Do you even believe right now this very minute that the two national parties are walking almost in lockstep pushing our Constitution and our Declaration of...


Bread Basket says thank you

Editor,  The Bread Basket Board would like to thank the Rural Post Office carriers for the Ronan, Pablo, Charlo and Moiese area for bringing in 692 pounds of food last month. A big thank you goes to the families for their generosity in sharing their groceries. Our needy families will benefit greatly ...


Museum welcomes guests

Editor, The Ninepipes Museum would like everyone to know about our new summer hours and our unique gun display. The hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays. Special tours can be set up for large groups – just call. The travelling gun display will b...


Thanks to community during tough time

Editor, The family of Michael “Mikey” Pierce would like to express their deep appreciation for all of the loving support and kindness given to us during this difficult time of our lives.  We are truly blessed to have special friends and neighbors that sent food, beautiful flower arrang...


Thanks to a caring community

Editor, It with deep heartfelt thanks that I write this letter to thank all of you who attended a recent cancer benefit for my family and me. A cancer benefit is something I would not wish upon anyone, yet that Saturday night I wouldn’t trade for anything. The outpouring of support and caring by thi...


Thank you to school volunteers

Editor, Another school year has come to an end and our staff and students are thankful to so many who made our year successful.  Many thanks to the community for your support in all of our activities, to the sponsors of scholarships for believing in the future of our graduates, and to the families...


Lecture valuable for understanding centennial

Editor, I was part of a sizeable audience that heard attorney Daniel J. Decker speak last Thursday at the SKC theatre. For those who missed this, Decker reviewed the last 100 years of Tribal land issues - chronicled through U.S. Congressional Acts. The delivery clarified what I already understood of th...


MVP policy doesn’t prevent identity theft

Editor, Recently Mission Valley Power issued a press release regarding compliance with Federal law concerning identity theft (so-called “Red Flag Law”). The press release lets consumers know that if they request service or a change in service, they will have to identify themselves with a pictu...


Crosses maintained through donations

Editor,  We would like to extend a special thank you to some of our local people for the most generous monetary donations for our Fatality Marker (white cross) Program. Since last spring, we built 18 white crosses, placed 11 and maintained 32 on US Hwy 93 South and US Hwy 200 to Perma.  Thank...


Advice to graduates begins long before the ceremony

Around this time every year we hear bits and pieces of advice that are shared with our graduating students. Some are sage and some are just fluff.  And some will actually stick. The recent advice passed on to graduates by First Lady Michelle Obama to “Remember that you are blessed. Remember ...


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