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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Disrupting meeting was rude, selfish

Editor,

The whining estate owners who want the touch-and-go Outlying Field Coupeville to be removed because of the engine noise ought to have some sensitivity to the noise they created at the recent Coupeville meeting.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen couldn’t be heard through their racket, and they were so disruptive with their noise that he couldn’t share information from his past year’s work.

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve [COER] members were not only rude, but they usurped the rights of us to be informed as to issues of our interest, welfare and on our common behalf.

What made COER members think we were there to listen to them? It was not their private and personal meeting. It was organized to get information from someone elected to keep us informed and to work on our behalf as residents of Island County.

COER has created a civil war where we live and we need to pray that the earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, terrorists, droughts, fires, landslides and other disasters suffered by millions of people in our country and around the world bypass us.

Ask our governor how you can help get Vancouver, British Columbia to stop flushing its tons of sewage and household and medical chemicals into water soon to be on our shoreline. They don’t have anywhere to put their filth except in the water because they can’t decide on a sewer farm, so they keep on flushing right into the water shared by the San Juan Islands and Northern Washington.

Talk about tunnel vision and bloated egos. Those self-serving noisemakers were far more annoying than those planes that serve a common purpose to ensure our freedom and safety from harm.

We should all put our energy into praying for the Middle East, the children crossing the borders, men and women who have sacrificed life and limb and family comforts for us all — even the ones in Coupeville who don’t appreciate their life as American citizens living on property wrested from the Native Americans by our pioneer families and legislators.

Don’t take life so seriously … it’s only temporary.

BEVERLY B. CASEBEER

Coupeville

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