TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council hosted a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to speak with residents of the Seventh Street/Mill Drive area about the city’s plans to annex the area and provide water and sewer.
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Dialing back the rhetoric
The shootings in Arizona were a tragedy that shouldn’t havehappened. No one who is elected to public office should be in fear of beingkilled for serving his or her constituents. And no one that goes to see theirelected official should have to fear being killed by gunfire. With the killingof innocent bystanders and the serious wounding of U.S. RepresentativeGabrielle Giffords some of our public servants might think twice before meetingwith the electorate and that too would be a tragedy.
One of my liberal critics has been obsessing over the last few weeks for me to “come clean and recognize that the climate change scientists involved in the climategate scandal have been cleared.” Sorry, ain’t going to happen. I read with interest many of the press releases and “news” stories about the decision of various commissions and panels who have examined the facts and decided none of the scientists involved did anything wrong.
None of my columns has stirred quite as much reaction as my recent comments regarding our “overpaid state employees” and their “growing and unsustainable wages and benefits.” Of course most of the respondents were unwilling to “go on the record” with their comments. They simply wanted to let me know that my opinion was not based on fact and that it was just another example of the useless ramblings of a greedy and selfish business owner.
Not going to take it…
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their annual banquet for Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Community Cultural Center.
Bradley Clarence Wildermuth was born March 1, 1965 in Oliver, B.C. Brad grew up in Oroville.
OROVILLE – The selection of the 2011 Oroville May Festival Queen and Princesses will take place on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons.
The community is invited to attend Selection Night, the only place where voting is held this year, to help select the queen and her court. This year’s candidates are Madison Hatch, Kylie Richardson, Kelsey Hughes and Naomi Peters, all juniors at Oroville High School. They have each provided a short biography about themselves, their families, school and activities:
Richard Neal Morris, age 62, died Dec. 20, 2010 in Salina, Utah. Richard was the eighth child born to Chester Lawrence and Florence Wood Morris on July 11, 1948 in Tonasket.
TONASKET – With the introduction of patient representatives to North Valley Hospital, patients and their families are now treated like VIPs.