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Doing the math on BMI is worth the effort

Are you or your children part of the obesity epidemic? Is there really an obesity epidemic or is this just a new scare tactic used by health officials to coerce you into a more healthy lifestyle? Maybe the answer is a little bit of all of the above. There's no question that the weight of Americans has grown over the previous 50 years. Some say it's a natural result of more and more prosperity, while others point toward increasingly unhealthy lifestyles and burgeoning appetites for not-so-healthy foods.  Whatever you blame it on, we Americans are definitely heavier than our parents and grandparents and that should, rightfully, alarm us. Although the percentage of adults who ...


Tea party gathering was not a peaceful protest

Editor, After reading Annette Schiele's letter, published Feb. 25 describing last April's tea party that she helped to organize, I had to wonder if we attended the same event. Her stated goal for the gathering may have been to "peacefully protest over-burdensome taxes and the alarming increase in governme...


Raffle winner announced

Editor, The winner of the '79 HD Shovelhead motorcycle raffle was Charles Walking Child. The raffle was in support of Sober Indian Riders and we would like to thank everyone who bought tickets. Geri Hall Polson  


What will be left of our great nation?

Editor, Wednesday I attended a meeting sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network at the St. Ignatius Seniors Center. The speaker gave reasons why conservative groups are starting to meet in large numbers. One - our President isn’t white and two - our President has a non-Anglican last name. ...


True change comes from within

Editor, The disruptive, blatantly partisan, greed driven, angry, and combative rhetoric called news is coming so fast and furious that it must have many asking, "What is going on here. How can we change this trend? What can we do about this? When are our concerns going to be intelligently addressed? How c...


Mardi Gras fundraiser gives club financial boost

Editor, The past few days of bright sunshine have been sheer delight to our community, especially after a long siege of rather gloomy weather. The Boys & Girls Club board of directors would like to share another bright spot with everyone.  The past year and a half has been turbulent to say the...


President's words display hate

Editor, I can't get it out of my head — Barak Obama saying to John McCain at the February 25 Health Care Summit, “The campaign is over.” Could the President have said anything less gracious or more hateful? I don't think so. Carol Cummings Polson  


FCA raises funds to help local kids

Editor, What do Duford Tires, G&M Auto Repairs, Zimmerman Fishing Tackle, Wrap Shack, Cove Deli, Polson Bay Grocery, and Polson’s Town Pump all have in common? They all care about kids.  Polson High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club would like to pass out a heart...


We must unite for survival

Editor, As President of the Lake County Republican Women’s Club, I have tried to plug into the different conservative groups that threaten to divide a united effort to overcome the socialist juggernaut in control in Washington. There is far more that unites us than divides us. Historically, conse...


Trash stains Jocko Valley

Editor, The last couple days we've spent a few hours in our quest to clean the highway in the Jocko Valley. Wow, someone's trash must have flown out of the back of their truck. Only the bag broke and it was blown all over and we picked it up one piece at a time. Let's see, only three diapers thrown out th...


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