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Edward Richard Hutton

Edward Richard Hutton

Edward Richard Hutton was born July 8, 1954 at St. Martin’s Hospital in Tonasket to Lorin “Bub” and Chrissy Hutton.

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Paul James Farmer

Paul James Farmer

Paul James Farmer peacefully slipped away into the arms of his loving savior on Feb. 16, 2012. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts but his memory remains bright and alive. His family members and friends will miss him.

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Youth wrestlers compete at Pateros meet

PATEROS – Youth wrestling action last weekend took place at Pateros, where 150-200 pre-school through sixth-graders from Cashmere, Wenatchee, Chelan, Brewster, Omak, Okanogan, Liberty Bell, Tonasket, Pateros and Oroville competed.

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Corban Lucas Lacey

Corban Lucas Lacey, son of Paul Lacey and Rachel Miketa Lacey, brother to Isaac Lacey, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving family after spending more than a glorious hour together.

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John Russell Boyd

John Russell Boyd

John Russell Boyd, 65 of Tonasket, died at his home on March 1, 2012.

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Dana Lin Columbia

Dana Lin Columbia

The good Lord came on a paint horse named “Buddy” and carried Dana Lin Columbia, age 84, to heaven from his earthly home on Feb. 25, 2012.

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Betty Lorz

Betty Lorz

Betty Lorz, age 83, passed away Feb. 22, 2012 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket following a sudden illness. She was born March 6, 1928 in Cawker City, Kan., to parents Clifford and Violet Noon.

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Michael Hunter Haney

Michael Hunter Haney

Michael Hunter Haney, born Oct. 3, 1969, Kennewick, Wash. died Feb. 21, 2012 in Snohomish, Wash., at the age of 42, due to complications from the traumatic brain injury he sustained during a Cashmere High School football drill in Cashmere, Wash. on Nov. 3, 1987.

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Pamela J. Jones

Pamela J. Jones, Oroville, died Feb. 17, 2012 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.

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HB 2801 reduces public’s awareness

Citizens should be aware of – and opposed to – House Bill 2801 and the provisions that would allow local governments to cease publishing public notices in their local newspapers. The presumed cost savings to local government is in fact false economy – there is a hidden and very dangerous cost. In trying to save money, local governments would curtail access to the legislative process, and ensure that fewer – rather than more – citizens know what their representatives are up to.
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