No­tice to our let­ter writ­ers

Penticton Herald - - OPINION - MILLER JAMES

We now in­ter­rupt Terry Jacks to bring you the Ed­i­tor’s Note­book.

If you are think­ing of writ­ing a let­ter to the ed­i­tor about the up­com­ing civic elec­tion, it must be re­ceived no later than Mon­day at noon.

Or­di­nar­ily, we run just about ev­ery let­ter that comes in. The prob­lem in past years is every­one thinks about writ­ing at the last mo­ment and then seems sur­prised that other peo­ple were think­ing the same way.

We of­ten re­ceive a dozen let­ters within 24 hours prior to our Fri­day edi­tion. We don’t have the space or re­sources to process that many let­ters.

So, if you’d like to write to us, please spend some time this week­end and pen a let­ter of 400 words or less (the shorter the bet­ter). In Kelowna: let­ In Pen­tic­ton: let­ters@pen­tic­ton­her­

I’m glad to see the UNISUS pri­vate school in Sum­mer­land will have a dorm. The last dorm in the Okana­gan — the Eck­hardt Ave. hockey school dorm — didn’t seem to go over as well.

Dam­nit peo­ple, stop tear­ing down cam­paign signs. It’s only one more week be­fore the elec­tion and they will all be prop­erly re­moved within 48 hours of the elec­tion.

While on the topic of van­dal­ism, some sleaze­bag spray­painted graf­fiti out­side the Hospice House in Pen­tic­ton. How low can you go? To the van­dal or vandals in­volved, you may one day re­quire the ser­vices of Hospice House.

The Pen­tic­ton Her­ald re­cently staged four dif­fer­ent can­di­date events at the Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort. We’d like to thank the fol­low­ing in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions for their con­tri­bu­tions.

Spon­sor­ship: Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort, Un­der­writ­ers In­sur­ance, South Okana­gan Real Es­tate Board, The Pen­tic­ton Her­ald Me­dia part­ner­ship: Cas­tanet Me­dia pan­elists: Steve Arstad, Colin Dacre, Me­lanie Eksal, Joe Fries, Chris Walker

Vol­un­teers and sup­port staff: Kyle An­der­son, Shan­non Hug­gard, Jack­son Jamieson, Ed Kennedy

Thank you to all the can­di­dates who par­tic­i­pated. Thank you to the in­cred­i­ble crowds (510 for our first may­oral fo­rum). Also spe­cial thanks to the ex­cep­tional staff at the Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort, es­pe­cially Sa­man­tha Tadey.

The trade show for­mat on Tues­day went over ex­tremely well with the can­di­dates. Although four years away, we will ex­pand on that in 2022.

Yes, it is that good. My wife and I checked out “A Star Is Born.”

I was blown away. Look for Bradley Cooper to earn a triple nom­i­na­tion for Best Ac­tor, Best Direc­tor and Best Screen­play Adap­ta­tion when Academy Award nom­i­na­tions are an­nounced in Jan­uary. Lady Gaga was al­ready a star, this takes her to the next level.

I was one of the few men in the au­di­ence and left the au­di­to­rium with dozens of sob­bing women. “Love Story” for a new gen­er­a­tion.

But dudes, you will en­joy it, es­pe­cially the all-new and orig­i­nal rock and roll score. Lukas Nel­son pro­vides Cooper’s backup band. ...But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach. James Miller is val­ley ed­i­tor for Okana­gan News­pa­per Group.

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