Do you enjoy and want to support good family entertainment?
In the last 15 years, we were lucky enough to have a wonderful softball coach. He devoted all his time in all grades to coaching not only softball, but also be their “sounding-board.”
The school district levy being presented to taxpayers for vote on May 18 should be in two sections. One for our support for extracurricular activities and the second section for what is being termed as state holdbacks and other items. The portion of the holdback related to salaries was a one-year reduction, based on the economy of the state which also reflects our local economy, by a state coalition made up of department of education and teacher union representatives, legislators, and nd others and presented to the legislature as a recommendation in meeting educational funding issues.
Please vote “yes” on May 18th. For several reasons. But, one of them for me is because of the sports program. I think it is important to keep our kids involved and active in a positive, structured program and environment.
I am a student at PRJHS, and two great teachers are getting cut, Mrs. Kleiber and Mrs. Hoggatt. In my opinion these teachers are wronged. Mrs. Kleiber helped me in ways that I can never repay.
I can understand Anne Wilder Chamberlain’s confusion with the wording in my letter.
Here we are facing high unemployment and massive government spending, and once again our school district is asking for more money.
This letter is regarding a little error in Mary Smith’s wonderful recycling letter dated April 14, 2010.
When pressure from the community finally forced Commissioner Joe Young to appoint a “Citizen’s Committee” to find a suitable re-location site for the Green Owl dumpsters, I thought we might see a new and improved version of Joe - someone who was more connected to the needs of the people who pay his salary - someone who was truly our “representative” in the county government.
Do any of you readers know of any old “lost” ski areas? I am working with two other authors (Jerry Painter of Idaho Falls, and my son Doug Fuller of Salt Lake City) on a book of history of Idaho downhill ski areas. We plan to include both the 20 current ones, and the 50 or so historical or “lost” areas. We’ll write the stories of hills with any form of uphill transportation and those that had only a constructed ski jump. We’ve been working on the book for a year and have found lost areas in people’s neighborhoods, on their ranches, or along roads they often or sometimes drive. I am sure we are still missing some areas, and for others we lack contacts for learning their history. We have interviewed more than 30 people so far about the history of the lost and current areas, but still need to interview more. We have found incredible stories of people working together to provide skiing for their communities, stories that would otherwise be lost. If you’re willing to share your information, anecdotes, or photographs, or know of someone who is, please let us know.
I keep thinking about the $435 billion that the government propaganda machine keeps offering as a bribe to the public to fill out census forms. The media acts as if $435 billion is a gift that fell out of the sky into the hands of the government and it just needs our personal information to find out where we are so it can give it to us - kind of like if we won the lottery.
It has become nearer to my attention that the American race has begun to lose its individuality.
I have sat back and watched with horror as our State Legislators have systematically destroyed our educational system. They give the excuse they are not willing to raise revenues [in some perverse hope they will get re-elected to a position they are not qualified to be in] Instead they lay the burden squarely on the shoulders of the stakeholders, forcing local school districts to hold ever increasing levies to fund programs.
We have for years had reported to us the information about the snowpack. It is a certain percent of normal, below normal, above normal, etc. And from this information is projected droughts, fire season, and of course water supply. What has always bewildered me, is the amount of rain in the winter or spring is never mentioned.
We need your help! We are working on the 2010 project:Preserving early Priest Lake School’s History: Pioneer Days until the 1961 consolidation.The 50 years of Priest Lake Elementary memories will be another ambitious project, but data accumulation is ongoing, so all memories are welcome now.Write your candid recollections of any and all of the following: Fondest memories, special events (i.e. visitors, graduation, holiday programs, community celebrations) daily procedures, classroom subjects, objects and supplies, lunchtime, recess time, building and playground details, transportation to and from, other items of interest.It is due by March 30 for inclusion in the museum’s 20th year anniversary celebration displays this summer.
“Obama has been overly cooperative with the Republicans?” Nonsense! Most of the health care meetings were held in secret by the Democrats and only opened up to the Republicans at the last minute. When the meetings were opened up the Republicans were pressured to be “bi-partisan” translating to “support us.” Even the writer was biased in his article with the statement that “factors were steadfast at failure.” Obama’s administration even had to buy votes by giving sweetheart deals to unions, pay off legislators such as the new Louisiana purchase and the Nebraska cornhusker payoff.
The American Legion is again proud to be sending some of PRLHS’s finest to Girls State and Boys Gem Sate Program. This year we may be sending two girls and also three boys. These are Juniors who have committed to finishing their senior year and furthering their education. The program for the girls is the second week of June and the boys if the first week of June. The cost is $300 for each girl and $350 for each boy. Each delegate is required to contribute 425 for their participation and also must furnish moneys for snacks down and back.
Fraternal Order of Police Panhandle Lodge 15 would like to thank you for the success of the Jimmy Cruse Benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Happy Agers Senior Center on Feb. 20.
What event has happened in our small community to silence the church bells that rang on Sunday morning in the past? Is their ringing considered noise pollution? Old fashioned? Not sophisticated enough for our modern day society? Perhaps their silence represents just another wonderful old tradition we have carelessly tossed aside. In any case a generation of children will never have the memory of the beautiful sound of church bells ringing on Sunday mornings. Were they ever part of your life? Did you sip your morning coffee or read your Sunday newspaper to their sound? Did you awaken to their ringing and immediately start to plan your special Sunday outing or just felt thankful for a day of rest after a hard week at work? Did the bells beckon you to attend church or Sunday school of your choice? They proudly sang their song of joy and relief to this community on the day World War ll ended. Will our church bells never again proclaim good news? Does anyone else miss the Sunday morning concert of church bells?
Last week, Candy Turner had an excellent article about the needs of educating our young people, but she left out, where is the money going to come from? Sales tax, personal income taxes, and corporate tax revenues are all down considerably for the State of Idaho. She mentions some revenue sources, all raise taxes. She mentioned the temporary sales tax. The original sales tax at just a little bit was for schools, now we have the six percentage sales tax and the income tax. Have you ever seen a “temporary tax?”
President Obama and Democrats have been overly cooperative with Republicans regarding healthcare reform negotiations over the past year. They have walked the fine line of advancing their healthcare plan while demonstrating an attempt to work with the obstructionist Republicans to achieve a bipartisan vote.
Response to Mickey Kearbey’s letter: It is possible to believe in evolution and a Spiritual Creator. You don’t have to be an atheist to be convinced that there is undeniable scientific evidence: Our world is billions of years old with infinite specimens proving creatures do adapt or become extinct.
Now we are being told Darwin’s THEORY of evolution is applicable to even our constitution…..only in the minds of left wing professors and student minions!
This letter is in response to the article in the Feb. 3, 2010 PR Times, entitled, “Countdown to 2010 Census.”
Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution clearly outlines the imperative for survival of the fittest. Those who adapt to their environment are more likely to be successful inhabitants. Sustainablity in today’s world relies on nations working together in common interests, and citizens of these nations to be informed and active participants in their overall contribution to positive adaptations.
Elections have consequences as evidenced by the election a little over a year ago when blue state voters seated a perceived messiah at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
It is with great sadness, that I must resign my current position as head football coach at Priest River Lamanna High School.
Too many Americans are far too complacent and willing to be influenced by irrational arguments. These Americans I’m talking about were the ones who followed along with the Bush years like hapless lemmings and found themselves with an astonishing awakening where they wanted to right the wrongs they had enabled by their complicity. These Americans supported Barack Obama and helped to elect Democrats in many states. Now these Americans are shamefully abandoning their country and allowing the hollow negativity of the Republicans to sabotage their otherwise well intended national venture.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2909 Priest River, would like to honor all Veterans who have ever served our country, honorably discharged, and represented by any who live in our area. From the earliest of conflicts to the present.
Hugs from Home Soldier Outreach wishes to thank the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club, Glenn and Michelle Rohrer, Gary Bell, and Robyn Anderson for the monetary donations and food items to send Christmas boxes to our soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The boxes were received in time and greatly appreciated!
I’m writing today to draw attention to the upcoming American Cancer Society/Cancer Action network Lobby day on Jan. 26 in Olympia, Wash.
I would like to offer my thanks to Roberta and all the staff at Stoneridge for “pulling-off” another very memorable New Year’s Family night.
We are having a reorganization of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 2909 on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.
When we weigh the terrible price others paid for the freedom we enjoy, it could be enough to make us weep. We'd barely gotten through the great Depression, and the struggle to keep body and soul together, when our finest young men were called upon to put down the senseless aggression of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito.
This event is a fun, family friendly event that is sure to be a good time. We are also hoping to bring some much needed revenue into our community.
Is anyone living (and I use the word loosely) in Priest River who thinks the hikes in our water rates are fair?
The West Bonner County Food Bank and Thrift Sore, located in Oldtown, Idaho needs a second Christmas Miracle!
The soldier stood and faced God,
We, the members of the West Pend Oreille Fire District are asking all property and land owners in our district for your assistance by giving us a tax deductible donation.
Fr. Larry Gooley of St. Catherine Church recently won a $400 food gift certificate form a raffle sponsored by the Lions Club.
For a few weeks now, I have been asking my fellow classmates of the Class of 1981 to please send me some snow down here in Texas!
In reference to the only 21 percent approval record of Congress, we keep voting for the same people everytime, so how is it ever going to improve?
PRIEST RIVER — You are invited to participate in a community tradition of honoring loved ones at the Bonner Community Hospice Tree of Memorial Light ceremony on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at the West Bonner Library in Priest River.
"Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest, When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?"— John Greenleaf Whittier—
I received an email that said the ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross shaped headstones removed from cememteries. The email said that they have also filed a suit where the Navy can no longer use Jesus’s name in prayer.
Since the article on the “Happy Agers” was printed in the Nov. 4 issue, I have had a few people question past contributions from the Priest River Community Foundation.
I see the Obama administration and his lawyer attornery general, Eric Holder, another Chicago crony have decided to try the 9-11 criminals in New York in a civil trial, rather than a military tribunal. None of this whole episode makes any sense. First off the Bush admistration, should have had a military tribunal when they were in office, so they blew it.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
My husband, Bill, died in an accident on Hwy 95 north of New Meadows, Idaho on October 30th. We were traveling from Blanchard to Arizona. We were the 4th accident that day but Bill was the only fatality. The Idaho State Police never posted any signs saying a real danger was ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my staff for stepping up to help out in a bad situation. They went above and beyond the call of duty and it was greatly appreciated. It also took away from their own lives and working until 11:30 at night to make a customer happy was incredible.