I am writing this letter to let all of you know how Ken is doing, but also in response to the gossip mongers in the town who feel it is more exciting to spread exaggerated half-truths or, in some cases, totally false stories. It is very upsetting when I call home and hear rumors are flying about his condition including a rumor that he has died! Please don’t speak unless you know the facts! Rumors can be very hurtful and upsetting especially in such an emotional and trying time.
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Elisabeth L. Grote passed away suddenly on Dec. 30, 2007 in Lawton, Okla.
Betty, as everyone knew her, was born on July 17, 1935 in Rheinberg, Germany and grew up in Hanau, Germany during World War II. Betty came to the United States shortly after her marriage to James K. Grote on Dec. 24, 1956 (James passed away April 7, 2006). Betty later became a United States citizen in 1961.
Susan Banthony Wagenman Appel picked up her wings on Jan. 31, 2008. Susan Wagenman was born April 28, 1915 to parents Alpheus and Amy Wagenman.
She came to Wenatchee by train in 1935 at the age of 20 from Williston, North Dakota. She worked at the Owl Drug Store in Wenatchee where she met Howard Appel in 1936. They were married Sept. 1936. Their first son, Lawrence Appel, died at birth. Their second son, King David Appel, was born in Wenatchee and then the family moved to Tonasket in 1940 where Judy, Janice, John, Chet, Goldie and Delicia were born.
Emalie (Yusi) Scott, Tonasket, passed away on Jan. 25, 2008 following a courageous seven year battle with cancer.
Emalie was born on May 24, 1943 in Okanogan to Otto and Francis Yusi. She grew up and graduated in Okanogan with the Class of 1961. In 1962 she married her high school sweetheart, Fred Scott. They lived on the coast until 1964, when they came back and settled in Tonasket.
Local food banks
OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.
TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.
Valentine’s Scotch Doubles
OROVILLE – The Oroville Eagles is having a Valentine’s Scotch Doubles pool tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16. Cost is $10 per couple. Sign up to play is at 1 p.m. with games beginning at 1:30 p.m. Also that evening is a Filet Mignon dinner ($25 per couple) beginning at 6 p.m. followed by dancing to the beat of Rusty Spur from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All members and guests are invited to attend.
The Lady Tigers rallied last week for two wins at home, improving to a 7-4 league record and 11-6 overall.
They beat Omak 59-36 Jan. 29, then Cashmere 50-46 Feb. 2. This week, they played Chelan Feb. 5 (scores unavailable at press time) and will play at Brewster Feb. 9. At press time, Brewster and Chelan were the top two teams in the league, tied at 11-1 in league wins and 14-3 overall. Tonasket is ranked third behind the tied teams.
Gerald L. Johnson, 37, Okanogan, pled guilty to six counts of third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 85 suspended, 90 days on each count and fined a total of $2,358.
District Court Alyarez J. N. Bejar, 21, Tonasket, pled guilty to two counts third degree DWLS/R, Possession of Marijuana less than 40 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 90 days with 80 suspended, 90 days with 84 suspended, 90 days with 83 suspended and 90 days with 83 suspended. Robin A. Henderson, 24, Okanogan, pled guilty to Reckless Driving, and Hit-and-Run. She was sentenced to 180 days with 178 suspended and 180 days with 178 suspended. She was also fined a total of $1,378. Calvin L. True, 47, Omak, pled not guilty and was found guilty to fourth degree Assault DV. He was sentenced to 180 days with 176 suspended and fined a total of $518.
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board and hospital administrator Warner Bartleson have had several meetings with the Tonasket Eagles and the city in preparation for the Jan. 22 City Council meeting when the vacation of Second Street will be revisited.
911 Calls/Jail Bookings
Friday, December 28
A report from Shumway Rd. near Omak of a hit-and-run accident with property damage.
A one vehicle non-injury accident occurred on Old Riverside Hwy. near Riverside.
A one vehicle non-injury accident occurred on B&O Rd. near Okanogan.
A report from a business on Elmway in Okanogan of a theft. Two large bags of M&M’s were taken, the suspects were videotaped in the store and their vehicle.
A report from Queen St. in Okanogan of an intoxicated male lying in the road.
Poll of the Week
What can we do to help stop gun violence?
- Absolutely no restrictions on the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms (45%, 106 Votes)
- Better enforcement of the gun laws already in place (40%, 95 Votes)
- Increased spending on the treatment of mental illness (36%, 85 Votes)
- Improved, quicker system of federal background checks (26%, 62 Votes)
- Get rid of the gun show loophole, background checks for all gun purchases (24%, 57 Votes)
- Ban so-called "assault weapons" from private ownership (20%, 47 Votes)
- Ban all high-capacity magazines, limit capacity to 10 rounds (20%, 47 Votes)
- Restrict the private ownership of all guns (4%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 237