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Spay/Neuter Clinic planning is underway

Editor, Once again the Lake County Spay/Neuter Task Force is planning a two-day spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats sometime in late May. Our team includes the Mission Valley Animal Shelter (MVAS), Life Savers Animal Rescue (LSAR), as well as support from Polson Animal Control, Tribal Animal Control, local veterinarians and volunteers. Last spring we hosted a highly successful two-day “free” clinic in Polson and 230 dogs and cats were sterilized. Many of the females were pregnant and vets estimated 605 births were avoided. Unfortunately, a second clinic planned for last fall had to be cancelled because we had no funds, which makes a clinic this spring even more vital in p...


The race for education dollars is on

There's a race that began on Tuesday that I'm wondering if many people in Montana are aware of. It's a "Race To The Top" program that President Obama claims will revitalize and reinvent our education system. Unfortunately, there are more questions than there are answers at this point, which is why Montana...


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 wi...


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...


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