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Tonasket School District approves new directors’ districts

TONASKET – As they are required to by law after each census, the Tonasket School District approved the new boundaries for the directors’ districts during their meeting on Monday, May 23.

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<p class=PhotoByline><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal'>Photo by Emily Hanson</span></p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;'>The pasturelands on the east side of the Ellisforde Bridge filled with water on Monda

Okanogan River above flood 15 foot flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan River breached the 15-foot flood stage south of Tonasket on Monday, May 23 and began spilling over into the surrounding lands, raising flood concerns between Tonasket and Oroville.

“The extent to which the lowlands flood between Oroville and Tonasket is expected,” Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Emergency Management Department said Monday. “We’re at 15.3 feet right now and we’re expecting the water to reach 16- feet by Memorial Day. The peak is expected to be at 17 feet before June 7.”

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Publisher contemplates presidential run

Last week Newt Gingrich announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for President. That prompted an explosion of speculation on the talk show circuit about who else might enter the fray. Names like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, and of course Donald Trump were the buzz of the week. Who else will challenge Obama?

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Anna Marie Applebee

Anna Marie Applebee, 66, of Oroville, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 11 at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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Walter M. Sawyer

The family of Walter M. Sawyer would like to invite you to a celebration in honor of Walter’s life to be held at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.

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Dorothy Jane Brown

Dorothy Jane Brown

Jane Brown, age 80, died at home May 12 in Tonasket four months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Mildred Thornton

On the 12th day of May 2011, Mildred Thornton, a gentle loving servant of God went to rest awaiting the Judgment Day.

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William Austin Stowe

William Austin Stowe

William A. “Bill” Stowe, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Sutherlin, Ore., on April 30, 2011.

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Bruce R. Stell &amp; Betty Jean Stell

Bruce R. Stell passed away Nov. 20, 2010 and Betty Jean Stell passed away May 12, 2011. Bruce was born and raised in Delta, Colo. and Betty was born and raised in Terry, Mont.

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NVH District financial situation improving

TONASKET – Since the financial situation at the North Valley Hospital District is improving, it was announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, May 12 that meetings between the board and the Okanogan County Commissioners and Treasurer are no longer required on a monthly basis.

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