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Council advised to retain old fire hall property

TONASKET – Ongoing discussion about the future of the old fire hall in Tonasket ended with knowledge of its assessed value and a report from Permit Administrator Christian Johnson to the city council June 24.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	With her crown complete, one little girl picks out the perfect paper for a hand fan from helper Mishara, 13 years old.

Tea time in Tonasket for 12 little girls

TONASKET – Tea, finger sandwiches and various delicate pastries graced the plates of 12 well-dressed girls in Tonasket last Saturday.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	Fitness instructor Melody Williams is armed and ready to work – out, that is – with a Swiss ball near her temporary Tonasket home.

New fitness instructor brings more bounce options to Tonasket

TONASKET – There’s a new fitness option in town if sweating it out on the treadmill just isn’t your style.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	Stephanie Bradley stands behind a new trophy case installed recently at II Sisters Video Store. The Bradley’s bought the store and added the trophy and sign-making business in April.

II Sisters in Tonasket under new ownership

TONASKET – A long-time Tonasket store is under new ownership.

Jerry and Stephanie Bradley bought the II Sisters Video Store on Whitcomb Avenue on April 16. They have since sold their house in Enumclaw and moved east.

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Submitted photo	National Rodeo Champ John Young has local grandfather and great-grandparents.

Iowa rodeo champ has North County roots

IOWA – A national youth rodeo champion has very local roots.

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<p align="right"><i> Submitted by Dick Mayer</i></p><p>There were 37 kids and almost 20 parents on hand to fish in the American Legion Post Fishing Derby June 10 at Round Lake.</p>

Tonasket American Legion sponsors fishing derby

AENEAS VALLELY – The Tonasket American Legion held a fishing derby for local children last week at Round Lake.

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<p align="right"><i> Photos by Amy Veneziano</i></p><p>From left, Dave Sunde, Trygve Culp and Tom Winsor dump gravel on a newly-installed turnpike at the Antoine Trail last week. This spot is about a mile from Forest Service road access.</p>

Backcountry Horsemen put in hours clearing trails

ANTOINE TRAIL, HAVILLAH – Digging holes doesn’t immediately come to mind as an activity for a group called the Backcountry Horsemen.

But on one rainy spring day, it was exactly the plan.

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Five register to run in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN – As of 5 p.m. on June 9, only five candidates had registered to run for positions in Okanogan county, according to the county auditor’s office. Registration closed June 6.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Terry Mills</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    Jessie Hedlund (right) and Jessie Attwood greet friends and family after the ceremony at Tonasket High School.    </p>  </body></html>

Tonasket High School produces 67 new graduates

TONASKET – Saturday marked a major milestone in the lives of 67 young adults.

On June 7, 2008, those 67 went from high school students to high school graduates in a two-hour ceremony in the Tonasket High School gym.

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<div align="right"><i> Photo by Amy Veneziano</i></div><p></p><p>Grand Marshall Neil Robinson, outside, salutes the crowd from a vintage car.</p>

Founder’s Day Parade goers enjoyed the sunshine

TONASKET – Warm weather and clear skies helped bring out the crowds this Founder’s Day in Tonasket.

However, rain Sunday morning dashed circus hopes.

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