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Columnist misses mark regarding Eastern Star; men must be present

  • Feb 16, 2015 at 11:00AM

There was an error in Wally’s recent column (Courier-Herald, Feb. 4). He has been contacted directly but it also seemed in order to offer some additional information. Wally mentioned that the organization of Free and Accepted Masons is for men only, which is correct. He then mentioned an affiliated group – Eastern Star, saying it is for women only. That is incorrect. In fact, The Order of the Eastern Star must have Master Masons as members in order for a chapter to exist. And, of the group of 18 officers in a chapter, at least two must be brothers. Nine of the officers must be sisters, and the remaining seven may be either sisters or brothers.

 

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Need to be correct with our form of government | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

I would like to comment on Rep. Hurst’s article (Courier-Herald, Jan. 21) in regards to lobbyist’s wining and dining politicians. There is one correction I would like to make and that is reference to our type of government. Five times he makes use of the word “democracy” and a democracy is one of the worst forms of government. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or the constitution of the 50 states is democracy used. The founders that gave us our form of government knew the difference between a republic and a democracy. A democracy is rule by majority and a republic is rule by law (constitution).

Column mirrored recent Islamic propaganda | Letter to the Editor

  • Feb 4, 2015 at 3:28PM

Congratulations, Mr. Elfers. Your article (Courier-Herald, Jan. 28) is in the best tradition of modern Islamic propaganda (worthy of a run of the CAIR website) and while fresh to the Plateau, it sounds rather stale on the national and world stage.

The average citizen can’t compete; ban gifts and free meals to lawmakers | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Our democracy is strongest when average, middle-class people trust their elected representatives and have a voice.

Giving tree, food drive community thank you

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00AM

It is with great pleasure that I am sending out this thank you and appreciation note to the greater Bonney Lake citizens, businesses, Sumner School District schools, organizations and families for the most generous giving to our department for this year’s Bonney Lake Giving Tree and Citywide Food Drive.

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