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Hot place awaits those who do not speak against evil

     Regarding the letter of Greg Heun of Oct. 7. I made it clear—and I make it clear now—that I stand with the afflicted and vandalized Democrats in their persecution, regardless of their politics. Evidently Mr. Heun did not read where I clearly stated that if it had been the Republican booth that was vandalized, my sympathy and support would be with the Republicans.

     And then Mr. Heun questions that it may have been the Democrats who purposely did this vandalism against themselves. But at present, at least in presidential politics, the Democrats have a slight lead in the popular vote and a big lead in the vital delegate count. So the Democrats would have no good reason to destroy their own facilities to gain sympathy votes. To win, all they need to do is coast along without agitating those already committed Democrats.

     Regarding his accusation that I have blamed Trump for the vandalism. No, but I do see much blame in the fanatical loyalty of some of his followers, that he speaks about.

     Mr. Heun, I blame a whole group of people for the damage of a few, not because they directly caused the vandalism, but because they do not speak out against it.

     Mr. Heun, I do appreciate it that you condemn whoever it may be that caused the vandalism. I wish more Republicans had your guts.

     Did anyone notice in the Aug. 24 letter of Michelle Perdue, where she touchingly remarked, “four of us made an attractive exhibit with bowls of candy and little freebies alongside candidates’ cards and posters.” But this fragile innocence was soon shattered by the heartless vandalism of one or more Republican hoodlums. These thugs may not be registered Republicans, but they are certainly Republicans in their sympathies.

     Again, if responsible, law-abiding Republicans do not speak out against this cowardly act of vandalism and desecration against your political opponent, then your cowardly silence makes you worse than the vandals themselves. Some of the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who keep their silence in the face of evil.

Jim Holsinger


Beware "Lincoln Treasury” scam in Ruralite Magazine

     On page 20 of the September Issue of the Idaho County Ruralite Magazine is an amazing advertisement for a company that calls itself the “Lincoln Treasury.” It’s selling 1 ounce bars of 0.999 pure silver bullion for $57. What makes this advertisement so amazing is the Lincoln Treasury’s incredible audacity and contempt of our common sense by trying to charge such usurious prices for silver!

     As of Sept. 7, a one ounce 0.999 pure silver bar or coin can be purchased for the “spot” price of approximately $22 at any reputable coin dealer such as COINSPlus north of Spokane or online merchants such as GoldSilver.com. Avoid pawn shops. Avoid numismatically valued collector coins unless you know more about collectible coins than your dealer does.

     Numismatic coins are not valued for their gold or silver content, but are instead valued by some people because of their rarity, much like stamp collecting. You should buy gold or silver for the “spot” price of the metal only, plus a small profit for the dealer. Be sure to specify “bullion.” The most popular one-ounce silver coin is the American Silver Eagle, which costs a little extra because of its popularity.

     Note: I have had no personal dealings with COINSPlus north of Spokane, but prices on their website seem fair. The daily spot price of silver and gold can be found by contacting either of the businesses mentioned above, or at goldprice.org.

     The Ruralite co-op is supposed to be a cooperative arrangement of the people. Deceiving members of the co-op by accepting advertising that is financially harmful to the members by encouraging them to pay almost three times the actual cost of silver is unforgivable and downright evil.

     James 4:17 ESV: “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

Ron Dotson


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Written by Angela Broncheau   


     Attention Nez Perce Tribal members!  Please scan and email, fax or hand deliver your completed Ramah Settlement Survey to Rachel Edwards, NPTEC Executive Assistant at the Lapwai NPTEC office.  Surveys can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ramahsettlement, or contact Rachel at (208) 843-7354.

     All local artists; Nimiipuu Health Diabetes Program is having a LOGO contest to find a new logo for the Diabetes Program.  The new Diabetes Coordinator, Merrell (Beck) Simpson is re-vamping the program with new ideas, new programs, new incentives and a NEW LOOK!  Please submit your art to the Diabetes Team at NMPH Community Health Department.  All art work is due by Sept. 30.  We will vote on the best artwork submitted and notify the winner in early October.  Compensation is a monetary award and name and art work placed in the Tac'tito'quan (Nez Perce Tribe Newspaper).  If you have any questions, contact Beck at Lapwai NMPH (208) 843-2271 ext. 2841.  Please submit your name, address and phone number along with your art work.  Make us proud and submit your BEST!  E'mah-kit's-nu-aah' (Take care of yourself).

     Linda’s Exercise Dance Class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the Kamiah Senior Center located at 125 Maple St.  Cost is free, and participants are requested to bring their hand weights.  A fun, easy to follow, low impact aerobics, standing dancing routines, includes several light weight routines to popular songs. Join anytime! For more information contact instructor Linda Engledow at (208) 816-3595.

     Birthday blessings to Julia Davis Wheeler, Matt Wheeler, Gabe Bohnee, Shirley Guzman, beloved granddaughters; Graciela Broncheau, Rachelle Broncheau, and baby Raylyn Broncheau.

Yox kalo^(That’s all)

Wolf Problems? Print E-mail

The following list of numbers is offered for anyone who experiences problems with wolves. 


Suspected Livestock Predation

Call USDA Wildlife Services, 1-866-487-3297 or contact Justin Mann, local Wildlife Specialist at 208-869-3297. Personnel will be dispatched to investigate.


Frequent Wolf Sightings

Contact the Nez Perce Tribe, Curt Mack at 208-634-1060. They will gather and record information, then provide advice.


Report Sighting of a Wolf

Go to Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game website to fill out a wolf report form: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/


Health and Human Safety Concerns

A wolf may be killed if life and human safety is at risk. Contact Idaho Fish & Game at 208-799-5010 or call Nez Perce Tribe at 208-634-1061 or 911 Sheriff dispatch. All wolf kills will be investigated.


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