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A few of the tents set up at Oroville's Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Gary DeVon

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Campout illustrates one of Chambers’ goals

One maxim that proves true for Chambers of Commerce and tourism groups everywhere is that the longer you can get a visitor to stay, the more they will end up spending in your community.

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Letters to the Editor, October 13 issue

Congress can do betterfor our communities
Dear Editor,
I read a recent article in the Seattle Times, authored byKyung M. Song concerning the push in Congress by the GOP to reauthorize thecentury-old law that gives revenue to states to pay local schools and roadsfrom the logging on Forests lands. (See article published 10/3/2001 “GOP Pushing for more Logging in National Forests”)
Washington’s elder Legislator from Pasco, Rep. Doc Hastings, is chairman of the Natural ResourcesCommittee. He along with other Republicans are leading an effort to get morefunds from logging and mining on Federal lands.
To clarify a mistake inthe article, mining does not return revenue to the federal government. Thereare no royalties for the billions worth of gold extracted unless you count thefive dollars per acre it cost to patent a mining claim.

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Marie Kemple

After a brief illness Marie Kemple passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Central Washington Hospital having been surrounded by four generations of loving family members.

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Betty L. 'Skip' Perry

Betty L. ‘Skip’ Perry

Betty L. ‘Skip’ Perry, a resident of Cashmere, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at her home in Cashmere.

She was born Sept. 29, 1924 at Molson to Floyd and Mae Richardson.

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Out of My Mind 40

Never know how thingswill turn out

Those that graduatedwith me from Oroville High School are gradually having their 50th birthdays.It’s hard to believe that the OHS Class of 1979 is half of a hundred — ofcourse the 30th Reunion two years back should have been a clue.

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Letters to the Editor, October 6 issue

There’s a mess coming soon

Dear Editor,

In response to the Old CoffeeDrinkers questions that begin with “What has this country come to…”I would like to say we have come to The American Divine Right of Discard. Thisis a point in time where as a complacent culture, some among us find itpolitically correct to discard the warnings, encouragements and wisdom of thosewho sacrificed their lives, fortunes and honor for the cause of liberty.

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Judith Jean Walker

Judy passed away Sept. 27, 2011 in her home at the age of 65. She was born in Bothell, Wash., on Nov. 11, 1945 to August (Gus) and Therese Snyder (Schertenlieb), the third of five children.

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Movie-goers and filmmakers mingle among the displays at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center in Osoyoos, BC during a break at the Tumbleweed Film Festival's Best of Fest. Photos by Gary DeVon

Tumbleweed Film Festival makes happy fans in Osoyoos

OSOYOOS – Following three nights of films and one Saturday Family matinee at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Tumbleweed Film Festival is already set for next Sept. 2012.

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22 issue

Need to pay for it

DearEditor,

A recent headline said something like “People Afraid TheyWill Have To Pay For Sewer.” I saw it as a kind of metaphor of an attitude thatI think is increasingly prevalent in today’s society. All over you see peopleopposing tax increases to pay for various public ventures, schools, education,public works projects, highway and other infrastructure maintenance orimprovements. It’s true that when public projects are done some people benefitmore than others. People forget that they have benefited from projects thatwere done to their benefit and which cost them nothing. People want all thisstuff, they just don’t want to pay for it.

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Peggee Martin Batista

Peggee Martin Batista

Peggee Martin Batista died at North Valley Nursing Home on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 after a brief illness.

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