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Why waste water?

Water is a precious, extremely valuable and essential for life. Since we have always had sufficient water it is not appreciated and is taken for granted. So, why do we see so many incidents of water waste? There was one example in our community in the Green Valley News newsletter last week (broken sprinkler). This is just one of many examples of water wastage. If you, the water consumer, take your water for granted you should spend some time in a Third World country. I lived in a Southeast Asia for four years. When you observe women and young girls carrying water jugs, sometimes for long distances, just to survive and a family with many children live on a few gallons of water a day you will realize the value of water. We are now in a critical stage when our water sources are being rapidly depleted. So think about how much water you use each day and how much is wasted even by running your faucets too long and when you could easily just run it for a few seconds if that is all that you need. If you think about the value of life-giving water for a few minutes you will realize how much water you waste. I am a retired civil engineer who has spent his entire career on water projects.

-George Riek Green Valley

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Music and fun!

We attended The Silver City Jam Band playing at Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior on Friday night and it was so great! The room is huge so lots of space to spread out. We are so blessed to have these wonderful musicians who are so willing to share their talent and time with us and at no cost only a donation request which is given to the church. If you are looking for something special to do Friday evenings we highly recommend this event! They even add a sing-along at the end so we can all participate. Come join the fun! You will not be disappointed.

-Ray and Peggy Hart Green Valley

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Don’t blame us

This is in response to Fran Gordon’s submission, “Hang in there?” Oct. 10. Response: Hang in where and with whom? First off, why does the GOP get the blame for our problems if “they” do not raise the debt limit? If so many people relying on government checks (I’m one) are so severely impacted then why have a limit at all? Raising the limit is similar to raising the balance on a credit card. As Dems prefer, why not have the Treasury Department under Biden increase our credit limit to whatever amount they deem necessary? Let me venture a guess, could it be that Pelosi and Schumer are passing the buck to President Biden’s Executive Branch to hide their failed leadership duties? They know he’s a lame duck so throwing this fowl under the bus takes the spotlight off of them. They are unable to bring something to the table to encourage bipartisan support. Factor in Biden’s failed policies on about every subject you can think of, and this country is headed toward a major recession. Who gets the blame for this? I don’t know about you but I like this separation of powers thing, at least it gives “We the People” some oversight on our government. Second, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has voted with Biden 100% of the time this Congress. You think she’s more interested in press releases than doing her job, really? She is currently in the limelight only because even she knows Biden’s $3 trillion socialist dream... (More)
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Food bank donations

Thank you for reporting that the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (umbrella organization for Green Valley/Amado food bank) used donor money for political purposes (“Sahuarita cuts ties with GV food bank,” Page A1, Oct. 17).  Donors gave the food bank money to feed neighbors, and the food bank gave the money to a different (although perhaps related) social cause. Shame. I've been in town less than two years and am not yet clear on where I want to spend my 2021 charitable donations.  This morning was my morning to make some decisions, one of which turned into crossing GV food bank off my list and doubling my intended contribution to Sahuarita Food Bank. Local news is valuable.

-Jeff Bruce Green Valley

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