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Please give to Mission Valley Aquatics

Editor, Last evening I attended a Moroccan dinner, hosted by Co Carew and Bill Starkey, held in a special room at the Oasis “Mecca Marketplace” on Main Street which, by the way, is filled with most exotic and unusual items. This gathering was a fundraiser for Mission Valley Aquatics. There were about 25-30 of us gathered, and the evening had the feeling of friends getting together to share a delicious meal, good conversation and celebrate community spirit.    I was struck by the warm community feeling and support surrounding this planned aquatic center. Misinformation often accompanies expensive local projects of this nature, so these gatherings are very helpful ...


Last ‘Sew and So’ quilt to be raffled Dec. 4

Editor, The Ronan Christmas Bazaar is near and so is the last Sew and So quilt raffle. The is year’s quilt recognizes 100 years of homesteading since 1910 and feature many local livestock brands.  Tickets are only $1 or six for $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Ronan Volunteer Fire Dep...


Let’s not ‘wait for superman’

Dropout factory. This is the label given to schools across the nation that graduate 60 percent or fewer of a given class. It means that for every 100 freshmen who enter the school, 40 or more will not graduate. The term was coined by Bob Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University during a project that analyzed Unit...


Direct mail propaganda was misleading

Editor, I write to thank Rep. John Fleming for his service to our community in the Montana House over the past two years and to congratulate Dan Solomon, who will represent HD 12 in the next session. Like many in our community, I know both John and Dan, and I have a great deal of respect for both. Each...


Thank you for supporting ‘Think Pink’

Editor, We would like to thank the parents, community, fans and businesses for their donations to our Think Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. With your support and generosity we were able to raise enough money to pay for at least five free mammograms at St. Luke Hospital and purchase our pink unif...


Thanks for supporting Cub Scouts

Editor, Ronan Cub Scout Pack 4940 would like to send a huge “Thank-you” to everybody who supported our Popcorn Fundraiser for 2010. The Cub Scouts sold an amazing amount of popcorn and had a wonderful time during this annual fundraiser.  This fundraiser would not be possible without ou...


Congressional term limits are a good first step

Editor,  “We must take our country back!” This lament has been heard during the recent election season ad infinitum. Back from whom? And just when did we lose it? Has it really been taken? Who took it and where did they put it?  My take, and this is just my take on all this, I rea...


Support kids and school board as Ronan moves to B

Editor, It was decided to move Ronan down to Class B status. I am in favor of staying Class A due mostly to the fact that our schools seem to be growing and we will have to go back to A. I felt that the inconsistency would be detrimental to the kids. Everyone felt our athletes would be more competitive in...


‘Remembrance Tree’ project under way

Editor, The holidays, whether it is Christmas or Hanukkah, are a time to remember those no longer living. The Ronan High School Student Council is sponsoring their second annual “Remembrance Tree” program to remember our loved ones who have passed on. Trees, filled with lights to commemorate t...


American public isn’t being served by politicians

Editor, I am composing this letter early in the evening of election night in America, Nov. 2.  And I have simply one observation which I feel is profoundly accurate based upon my years of observing how our political system has responded to the real wishes, needs, best interests, and hopes of us, the ...


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