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EDITOR:

Jeanne Harper has asked people to write the newspaper on her behalf, so you got an informative letter and a nasty negative. Is Jeanne running for some self-appointed position? Why is she hanging with Norma the supervisor? Why is Norma not spending time with the Pollock Pines/Camino Chamber of Commerce and Community Center? I don’t understand the dismissive attitude of CEDAPP, it could have joined the Chamber of Commerce, which was here first. Why competition? The Chamber of Commerce is only interested in promoting businesses for locals’ convenience and community, which many of us take for granted. Our businesses and locals work very hard to give us a decent little town, it takes a lot of time, money, supplies and donations, which everyone can contribute in a willing way.

I’m the Indian greeter during Wagon Train; it is a delight to make people happy. It’s amazing what a smile and handshake will accomplish. After 38 years, this will be my last year. Politics ruined the Wagon Train that was such a joyful memory. People came from everywhere, it was a community celebration, with music, dance and food, and many social organizations had their vendor booths and crafts. The old timers knew what to do; I wish they would come help so our community can know what community is and children can actually participate in past history.

We locals know how to put on the Wagon Train function, but people like those in CEDAPP and the supervisor figured they know best. So people stepped back. Politics devastated such a great event, going from anticipation to no subsidizing their small amount of funds for Wagon Train expenses and entertainment to the community (one day was too much). Please come help the Wagon Train people so they know their long journey is appreciated. You see, we have great people here.

Supervisor Norma, Tahoe needs your attention more. Tahoe is a devastated mess, and you should appreciate the locals instead of the tourists’ buck. So now they close schools which means families must move so a lot less taxes coming in. By the way, Wagon Train still travels from Nevada clear through Tahoe. Do you take care of Wagon Train there?

At one time it was a lot of fun. It can be again. Leave the people alone; we don’t need any dictators. Does any of the motel tax go to the Wagon Train?

DOROTHEA FALKENSTIEN
Pollock Pines

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