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April Mathis and Mike Sheldon, Jr. are the proud parents of Ethan Blake Sheldon, the first baby to be born in the new North Valley Hospital addition. Ethan was born on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8:36 a.m. weighing five pounds, seven ounces and measuring at 19

NVH below goal of warrant amount due

TONASKET – As of Friday, Oct. 1, the total amount due in warrants the North Valley Hospital District owes to Okanogan County was below the goal of $2.871 million.

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Luella June (White) Essary

Luella June (White) Essary, age 74, of Tonasket died on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in Tonasket.

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Washington state income tax – just say no

In November voters will be asked to approve a state income tax. Of course, liberal supporters of Initiative 1098 try never to call it an income tax. The group supporting the initiative call their effort, “Washingtonians for Education, Health and Tax Relief.” And their chief spokesperson, Bill Gates Sr., never mentions “income tax” in his ads, he calls it, “Good for Washington.”

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Tonasket School Board anticipating more cuts

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is anticipating more cuts in their budget from the state after a six percent cut was already enacted.

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Medical Records employee Kathy Range and Assisted Living employee Linda Brandt, who’ve both worked at North Valley Hospital since 1973, were chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Grand Opening of the new hospital addition on Wednesday, Sept. 22

NVH addition now up and running

Medical Records employee Kathy Range and Assisted Living employee Linda Brandt, who’ve both worked at North Valley Hospital since 1973, were chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Grand Opening of the new hospital addition on Wednesday, Sept. 22

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Lorna Jean Bevier

Lorna Jean Bevier of Riverside, Wash. joined her Lord on Sept. 12, 2010 at Tonasket Extended Care. She was born on Dec. 27, 1931 in Tonasket.

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Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, stating that he has nothing to hide. Photo by Emily Hanson

Incumbent Sheriff Frank Rogers has ‘nothing to hide’

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke at the regular Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, stating that he has nothing to hide.

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Tonasket receives transportation enhancement grant

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council learned the city was recently chosen to receive $126,500 for the Whitcomb Avenue Pedestrian Upgrade project during their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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The Tonasket Tigers celebrate in Kettle Falls after junior quarterback John Stedtfeld scored the winning touchdown during overtime on Friday, Sept. 10. Photo by Emily Hanson

12-6 overtime win for Tigers over Kettle Falls

KETTLE FALLS – The Tigers overcame a low scoring game in a defensive matchup against Kettle Falls to win 12-6 in overtime on Friday, Sept. 10.

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Tonasket freshman goalie Christa McCormick kicks the ball away from the goal during the Tigers’ home game against Oroville on Saturday, Sept. 11. Photo by Emily Hanson

Lady Tigers’ soccer 2-0 in first week

TONASKET – The Tonasket High School soccer team won both of their first games of the season last week, first against Bridgeport and then against Oroville.

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