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Letters to the Editor

August 24th letters

Dear Editor,
We went to the Loyalton Cemetery today to clean work on some plots. It is a great disappointment to turn on the water faucet and find nothing. Is it true that the City gave away two wells and cannot provide water to the Cemetery? Is it true the City gave away two wells and cannot provide water to the City Sidewalk vegetation? Also at the north end of the Cemetery a huge stone with the name Freeman is very close to tipping over. Can this be repaired before some kid is killed as it is only time until it topples.
I hope the needs of the City are addressed while there is still a City to address them. The current elected and appointed must be in it for ego and greed as they are not addressing the need. What else can they give away as they cannot pay the retirements? Ever wonder why Loyalton is in the shape it is?
Remember the 2007 General plan when all the groups and the County failures jumped on the no growth bandwagon, well now you see the result, complete failure.
Thomas Dotta

Dear Jan
I must admit that I am extremely jealous of Downieville and Portola. Portola has Railroad Days, the I Love Portola Committee and of course the other typical holiday event gatherings to which usually bring overwhelming local crowds and participation in events. It seems that much of the population in involved in some activity or another to help their town's reputation; cleanliness and potential growth.
Downieville has bike races as well as other events and a great Facebook Page that it would appear everyone contributes to which helps with their tourism. While Downieville's population is less than 300 while Loyalton has a population of almost 800.
Downieville's population is very active in all aspects of their community which I greatly admire.
Don't get me wrong – I live in Loyalton and I love Loyalton. I want the best for our local community and population! What I would love to see is more of us step up to the plate with ideas; assistance and a little bit of time to better our community.
Consider all that we could do if we just pulled together for a few events!
Bonnie Jessee

For eight years, America's children have been thrown candy for free from the Candy Store.
Now, after a decade of sweets, the store has been sold to some business people. It's a bitter pill to swallow, children, but it's for your own health.
They closed the store.
Seems all that candy created huge cavities in the minds of the young.
It is time to fill in the voids.
A while back a documentary on American schools, that was critical of the present system, was titled, “Waiting for Superman.”
I think a more appropriate title might have been, “Waiting for Chocolate.”
That's free chocolate, for all.....equally.
“We have to combat the wolf of Socialism, and we shall be able to do it far more effectively as a pack of hounds than a flock of sheep.”
Winston Churchill
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill....we shall bear any burden and oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of Liberty.”
“Any foe.” Are Demicrates going to get out of bed with Socialists? Socialism is Liberty's greatest foe.
Where have the Demicrates gone? Ask Not!! Just get the flock outta here.
A Feets

Hey Trump voters. The first rule of Democracy is the no-violence rule. Democracies use words instead of fists. This is sort of endorsed in the First Amendment. Your guy encouraged meanness in his campaign and promised to pay for the legal defense of anyone who punched his opponents. Now, if you are using words on either side of the argument that means you have to know something. Kinda like we want our surgeons to know something about surgery before they dive into our hemorrhoids. I want my politicians to know something about economics, foreign policy, families, the hydrogen bomb, and the environment. Your guy only knows about himself!
Don McKechnie

Dear Editor,
AAA expected to receive calls from over seven million stranded motorists experiencing car trouble this summer.
The majority of issues the travel group anticipates will cause car problems, such as dead batteries and flat tires, can be prevented with a pre-trip vehicle inspection.
Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted professional technician, a pre-trip vehicle check will give you peace of mind and provide the opportunity to make any necessary repairs before you hit the road.
Before leaving home, check the battery, tires, wipers and lighting, HVAC system and fluids including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids as well as washer solvent and coolant.
The Car Care Council also recommends inspecting the brake system and performing a tune-up to help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy.
Keep a copy of the Car Care Council's Car Care Guide in your glove box. Order a free copy online at www.carcare.org/car-care-guide.
Rich White
Executive Director, Car Care Council

Submitted: 08/25/17
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