Here are Letters to the Editor for June 16
No articles on our veterans?
After reading your paper on May 26, 2016 I was surprised to see there were no articles about our Veterans for Memorial Day.
Chewelah has a lot of Veterans both men and women who have served our country in all branches of the military.
You talked about Nostalgia Days, Quilt Show, Museum opening, Art Show, Chewelah Float, Yard Sales, and so on, but no mention of our Vets.
That’s why Memorial Day is a National Holiday, to honor our Vets, those who are gone but not forgotten, those who have returned with injuries and bad memories.
Yvonne R. Nelson
Prosecutor endorses Jessica Taylor
Letter to the editor:
Judge Nielson has announced his retirement and I want to thank him for the years of service he has given to the three counties of this judicial district.
Others have stepped forward seeking this position. Two of the candidates, Jessica Taylor and David Turplesmith, have worked as my deputies in the Stevens County Prosecutors Office. As a result, I have had opportunity to make observations of both of them with regard to integrity, maturity, temperament and judgment.
Jessica Taylor has all the qualities that will make her an excellent Superior Court Judge. She is experienced, hardworking, honest and mature. I endorse her without reservation.
Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney
Thanks Cathy McMorris Rodgers
A Letter to the Editor:
“Little Acts of Kindness, Like a Summer Flower
Brighten Many a Weary Face, Sooth a Lonely Hour.
Hearts can Carry Sorrow Faces can Look Sad:
We can Bring them Sunshine, We can make them Glad.
Let us Seek to Scatter Let us Seek to Sow
Little Seeds of Kindness Every Where we Go.”
“Rhymes and Poems for the Little Ones” – A Collection by Edelen Willie
I’m a grandma, I love Children’s books. I love children! “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Not true!
Recently at church, Pastor Jim Meyers spoke about the tongue. He reminded me that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Pro. 18:21a. My words may spoil a reputation, smear a character or even destroy a useful life. He challenged me to consider before I speak: “Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Pro. 16:24
All this, to extend a “thank you” to Cole, Grace and Brynn; for sacrifices in having a Mama serving in representative government.
Thank you Mr. Brian Rodgers for loving, caring and providing for your wife and family. Thank you Cathy McMorris Rodgers for who you are and the work you do in being our Congress Woman. I apprciate and support you.
“I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” Ps. 34:1, 13-14.
A job well done to the Arden Rodeo
I have lived in Arden area just 6 miles south of Colville, Washington for 10.5 years. I serve as Pastor of the Arden Faith Baptist Church, and I decided to go to the Arden Old Timers Rodeo.
I am glad I went on May 21, 2016. The last rodeo I attended was at the North Dakota State Penitentiary. There, the ones on the wild cow riding were the inmates (prisoners) who were doing this riding. The prison is in Bismarck, North Dakota where I was Chaplain there at the time.
Both here in Arden and in North Dakota the events “rodeos” were very well done. First Corinthians 14:40 says, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
Dr. Arthur Houk