Planned Parenthood — sounds warm and fuzzy, but in fact it is Planned Extermination — not so warm and fuzzy.
These days an unborn baby’s most-dangerous place is in its mother’s womb, especially if you are poor and a minority. It is no accident many Planned Parenthood clinics are located close to poor and minority communities. Don’t be deceived. Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea of creating a voluntary means of lowering the number of the poor and minorities.
And our government gives Planned Parenthood our tax dollars to kill babies and sell their body parts. There has never in the history of the world been a more diabolical plan by a species than to consciously murder its innocent babies by the millions (60-plus million to date) and make money from their dead bodies.
But wait, there’s more. Planned Parenthood kicks back millions of dollars in campaign contributions to the politicians who support Planned Parenthood, which is a deceptive way for politicians to access federal tax dollars. It’s blood money, there’s no other way to describe it.
Knowing all this, how does Planned Parenthood continue to exist?
Ladies, you could shut Planned Parenthood down cold if you would refuse to choose abortion as your means of birth control.
There are free organizations willing and able to help women and their families deal with unplanned pregnancies (Care Net here in Okanogan County). Please — choose life.
Chrystal Perrow, Winthrop
Thanks, Repair Café volunteers
A huge thanks to Methow Recycles’ Repair Café volunteer fixers (you know who you are and we love you!). At Methow Recycles. one of our taglines says, “It’s a Community Effort.” When I was first hired, I thought that sounded a little quaint. And somewhat obvious being a nonprofit. However, through my involvement with the Repair Cafés, it has dawned on me that for being such a simple statement it holds a ton of truth.
If you have attended Methow Recycles’ Repair Café, you know that there is an incredible team of volunteer fixers ready to try to fix any broken gadget or ripped sweater that comes through the doors. For free. These are immensely talented volunteers with an incredible set of skills and knowledge who routinely donate their expertise for a community cause.
Please join me in celebrating these folks for their commitment, for sharing their knowledge, and for successfully keeping 132 items out of the landfill so far. Thanks to our fixers’ skillset our repair success rate is 88 percent — wow! Come thank our fixers in person and get your stuff repaired at the next Repair Café on Saturday, March 16, 1-3 p.m. at TwispWorks. Cheers to the sewers and the tinkerers of the Methow!
Aspen Kvicala, Methow Recycles Outreach Coordinator
From the Community Center
I am an old building, but I am not about to be put out to pasture. Quite the contrary, I am full of energy, full of laughter and full of activity. You can see how I have kept up my appearances.
By the way, I just realized my 2019 membership drive is starting now. I am thrilled about my positive changes, my improved health in my heating, electrical, sound improvement and newly paved parking lot. This makes me feel so good, useful and valuable. Not to mention I look nice!
Thinking of all my friends who yearly step up to cover my bills I want to remind you that you are part of a historical community that fosters gathering. Besides gathering for activities, I am also a place you can sit quietly to ponder and reflect.
To briefly name a few of the ways I am staying active is to think of all those who come to visit me. Like Tae Kwando, the library, Lorrie Fraley Dance, Pipestone Music, yoga, Cascadia, the Unitarian Church, the Christmas Bazaar, holiday concerts, the Methow Valley Theater, roller skating parties, private events and the Farmers Market!
Dear friends, membership is one of the best income generators I offer to keep the heat on, the rooms clean, the calendar full and organized for activities. Plus keeping the bathrooms open, the kitchen ready, the table and chairs available, the digital projector available to rent. And the free but important feeling of seeing me looming on the horizon.
I hope you’ll continue to support me. I’m going to send you something in the mail soon and I hope you’ll return it. I need you in order to continue to serve you and to age well.
Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp
In honor of a friend
Many of you know of the recent passing of Rico Stover, a kind and generous spirit, local man on a bicycle, founder of the Methow Acoustic Musicians Association, exceptionally talented guitar player and music scholar. Few here knew, however, the extent of Rico’s professional career prior to his settling here in the valley with his wife and professional flutist Jananne Lovett, who passed away two years ago. There is a complete obituary, which includes an article written by Rico called “Barrios and Segovia,” found in a recent online issue of Classical Guitar Magazine. It is a wonderful and enlightening tribute to our departed friend.
Lynette Westendorf, Winthrop