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New Tonasket teachers (L-R) Amy Cheeseman and Lisa Spear

New teachers in Tonasket School District feel welcome

TONASKET – The new teachers in the Tonasket School District say they feel welcomed by the community since school started.

“The Tonasket School District has been wonderful,” Amy Cheeseman, part-time third grade teacher, part-time reading intervention instructor at Tonasket Elementary School, said. “From day one I have felt welcomed, supported and encouraged. It is comforting to be working in such a close knit community.”

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Clara Louise Grace

Clara Louise Grace died peacefully at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket on Sept. 25, 2009.

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Joyce Birch

Joyce Elaine (Sloan) Birch

Joyce Elaine (Sloan) Birch was born in Nine Mile Falls, Wash. on Nov. 11, 1932, the second daughter of Orville and Helena Sloan. She passed away in Spokane on Oct. 1, 2009.

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Second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month in North Valley Hospital Distri

TONASKET – The second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month has begun in the North Valley Hospital District and will continue throughout the month of October.

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Tonasket junior linebacker Dustin Silverthorn takes down a Cascade running back as sophomore linebacker John Stedtfeld rushes to assist in the tackle during Tonasket’s away game against Cascade on Friday, Sept. 25.Photo by Emily Hanson

Tigers inconsistent in 41-13 loss to Cascade

LEAVENWORTH – Looking at the statistics of Tonasket’s away game against Cascade on Friday, Sept. 25, the final score of 41-13 seems like a mistake, but an inconsistent Tonasket team and a fast-moving Cascade team made the difference.

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Tonasket senior April Webber dug deep to return the ball to Chelan during Tonasket’s home loss on Tuesday, Sept. 22.Photo by Terry Mills

Tonasket volleyball still searching for first league win

OKANOGAN – The Tonasket volleyball team is still searching for their first league win after ending their third week of play with losses at home and away.

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Tonasket freshman Kelly Cruz works on stealing the ball from a Brewster girl during Tonasket’s home win on Tuesday, Sept. 22.Photo by Emily Hanson

Tiger girls’ soccer takes down Brewster; falls to Cascade and Cashmere

CASHMERE – After a win over Brewster earlier in the week, the Tonasket girls’ soccer team fell to Cascade and Cashmere on the road.

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Tonasket’s Halvorsen’s 15th place finish highest Tigers have done at Spokan

SPOKANE – The Tonasket cross country team did better than they ever have at the Spokane Valley Classic this year.

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Eddie Colen ‘Bud’ Peery

Eddie Colen ‘Bud’ Peery was born May 25, 1930 in Sweet Springs, Mo. to Opal and Emmit Peery. Bud met Joan Foster in 1948 while she was playing baseball. They married in 1949 in Clinton, Mo. Bud moved his family to Washington in 1954. During his youth he had many different jobs; his career as an adult was with the Palmer Lake Land Company, where he worked for 38 years before retiring in 1992.

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Collin Cross

Collin Timothy Cross

Bul unexpectedly passed away on Sept. 14, 2009 leaving an emptiness in the lives of all who knew and loved him.

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