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Letters

  • Our Readers Write

    High school dances teach life lessons
    Editor:
    My husband was out to dinner on a Friday evening a few weeks ago, and he commented to me that some high school students were there all dressed up and looked to be going to a high school dance—probably the homecoming dance since it was that time of year.  

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    Praise for Akin, Trump
    Editor:
    Among us mountain people, we have a HERO, a gosh darn, as Texans say, HERO! This is no joke. I am talking about Jim Akin. At last someone has given the world the words that describe all left-wing liberal journalists — that is 97.5 percent of them, including our own Greg Dobbs.  You are an Evergreen hero, Jim Akin.

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    Dahlkemper would make good commissioner
    Editor:
    I was thrilled to read about Lesley Dahlkemper’s candidacy for Jefferson County commissioner. As an Evergreen mom with a tremendous interest in our mountain schools’ success, I had the pleasure of working with Lesley on school district issues over the years.

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    A pitch for the Moo party
    Editor:
    While not a studious observer of politics, as a senior citizen I have seen many changes in the political landscape. In the earlier years of my observations, differing opinions were managed such that government did function.
    These differing opinions, especially within each party, have become irreconcilable. When marriages face irreconcilable differences, divorce is generally the result.

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    Weeds pulled at Evergreen Lake
    Editor:
    I hope that visitors to Evergreen Lake notice that the noxious weed population around the lake has been slashed. Thanks to the leadership of Heart Cameron, Brad Bednar and other EPRD employees, a sizable cadre of volunteers spent last Thursday and Friday pulling and bagging weeds. It was hot but satisfying work.
    Controlling noxious weeds enhances the beauty of the lake and improves habitat for our native plants and wildlife.
    Thank you, EPRD and all of the hard-working volunteers.

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    Trump’s decision detrimental to the United States
    Editor:
    This is in response to Mr. Akin’s letter from Aug. 16. I could not disagree with you more, sir.
    All the things that Greg Dobbs referred to are true, and the only person who should be apologizing for them is President Trump, who has himself by his actions and words demeaned the office of the president more than anyone thought possible.

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    Evergreen Jazz Festival is a premier event
    Editor:

    Following the 16th edition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, I am moved to write you and through your publication reach your readers in our community. I am a resident of Genesee and previously a resident of St. Mary’s. The Evergreen Jazz Festival is well-known to jazz fans across the U.S. because it is one of the premier festivals of its kind in North America. I think perhaps it is not as well-known here in Evergreen.

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    Treatment of handicapped brother was uncalled for
    Editor:
    My brother, Peter, is 50 years old and severely handicapped. Because walking is difficult and painful for Peter, ever since Buchanan Rec Center’s opening in 2003 he’s enjoyed the important monthly ritual of “swimming” laps in its pool for about 10 minutes per visit, which is the limit of his endurance. On July 6, he and his sister, Diane, respectfully waited more than 20 minutes for a lane to become available, and then began his — admittedly slow — workout.

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    Trump needs to ‘drain the swamp’
    Editor:

    It appears that our national government resembles a bunch of naughty boys who absolutely cannot have anyone except another naughty boy/girl as president possessing all the power it represents.  

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    On consistent alert for wildfires
    Editor:

    Wonder why we had a snowstorm?
    Cloud-seeding is over for the season. Cloud-seeding runs from November to the end of March. Now if we are lucky this year, maybe we will get some snow for a month or so to regenerate our wells and prevent some of our fires. I doubt that our insurance will be lowered though.