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Dixon reunion owes success to volunteers

Editor,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped me with the Dixon Reunion. There were about 60 people who attended and we all had a great time. It was more like a family reunion as most of us had grown up together.  I would like to thank Carl Dupuis for being the emcee, Shirley Christensen for the programs, Connie Tapia and everyone else who donated the great door prizes and Bob Spokelie for the great steaks.  I would also like to express my appreciation to the volunteers at the Dixon Senior Center and all others who made the reunion a success.  Carol Lipscomb St. Ignatius


We live under rule of law

Editor, Republic – a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition).  A definition of Demo...


Main Street repairs benefit whole community

Editor,  Thank you to the Valley Cruisers Car Club and Sharon Procopio with the Mission Valley Rodeo for being at the June 21 City Council meeting and letting the council know how important it is for our Main Street to be fixed before the busy tourist season.  By having your facts and comment...


Library services worthy of mill levy vote

Editor, The residents of North Lake County are fortunate to have a high-quality library in Polson. It affords the public free access to a wide variety of updated written materials as well as other services such as free Internet-connected computers, reading programs for adults and children and the Story Sh...


Focus on making our democracy better

Editor, Robert Starks’ letter in the June10 Valley Journal issue repeated the common right-wing shibboleth to the effect that our country is not a democracy but a republic. As the rest of their catch phrases, this is utterly without substance and easy to refute. First, ask yourself what the word ...


Remember high school years

Editor, Graduating from high school is a major accomplishment. A few days ago I attended a party celebrating Christa Red Crow’s graduation from Polson High School. Not only did I enjoy being with her family, I enjoyed hearing Christa’s expressions of excitement at having achieved her goal. Tha...


Starving artists get fill of support

Editor, We would like to thank everyone that supported The Second Annual Starving Artist’s Show and Ronan City Library Fundraiser at Willard’s Bar.  It was a fun event that was well attended. We raised money and awareness for our library. We would like to thank the paper for its covera...


Subsidies create smoke screen

Editor, Regarding Janna Taylor’s farm subsidies, didn’t some of we poor city dwellers learn that the farm subsidies given to the Twin Creek Ranch in Petroleum County – remember that amount now: $1 million – are part of a Federal program and we city dwellers just don’t underst...


Tar sands issue needs attention

Editor, Letters to the editor can help bring awareness to the tar sands issue. I was reminded recently while attending a discussion at CSKT that our letters can help bring powerful awareness to folks where there is a genuine concern that affects us here in Montana. Complaining and not doing anything do...


Taylor’s subsidies understood

Editor, Janna Taylor, recipient of more than a million dollars in federal subsidies for her corporate ranch business in Winnet, explained in a letter to the editor that “city dwellers” have a hard time understanding how these things work.  So let’s see: it’s okay for big go...


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