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When are we going to learn?

When President George Bush decided to go into Iraq following 9/11 liberals screamed it was just another war for oil. And now that Obama has decided to spend more of our national treasure in Libya you don’t here a word from them about the obvious oil implications.

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The Canadian couple crossed into Washington at the U.S. Port of Entry at Oroville in this 2000 Chevy Astro van. The van’s BC license plate number is 212-CAV.

RCMP and U.S. authorities investigating disappearance of Penticton couple

PENTICTON – The Penticton RCMP, Okanogan County and Washington State officials are investigating the disappearance of a Penticton couple, after their family reported their parents missing on Thursday March 31.

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Arden Dale Halvorsen

Arden Dale Halvorsen

Memorial services were held Monday, March 21 for Arden Dale Halvorsen at the Oroville Free Methodist Church. He passed away on March 16 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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Isabelle B. Losvar

Isabelle B. Losvar

Isabelle B. Losvar peacefully passed away on March 22, 2011 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born on Nov. 11, 1926 in Ketchikan, Alaska to parents William and Mary Brown.

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Tonasket sets Arbor Day celebration date

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council set the date for their Arbor Day celebration as Wednesday, April 13 during their meeting on Tuesday, March 22.

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Chamber reminding members to pay dues

TONASKET – With the membership goal for this year still being at 100, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is sending out reminder notices to last year’s members to pay their dues.

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NVH applying for New Market Tax Credit

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District is applying for $10 million from the New Market Tax Credit through Wells Fargo Bank, the business development coordinator announced during the district’s board meeting on Thursday, March 24.

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Bad tax policy killing golden goose

Sunday night 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl offered a look at theworld’s newest corporate tax havens. If you missed it you can find it online at60Minutes – Corporate Taxes. Stahl did her best to attack those evil AmericanCorporations for setting up sham corporate offices in far away places in orderto avoid American taxes.

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Letters to the Editor, March 31

Canola crusher prepares to begin

It has come to my attention that agreat deal of gossip has been generated about the new Carbon Cycle Crushoperation in the old ORO Fruit Company building. I have been closely watchingthe progress and how the coordinated efforts of a few have brought this companyto where it is today.

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Members of the Tonasket Marching Band performing down the street in Disneyland on Friday, March 11. Photos by Julianna Griffin

THS band learned and laughed in ‘happiest place on Earth’

ANAHEIM, Cali. – Sixty-eight Tonasket High School and Middle School band members, as well as 21 adults had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled by bus to and from Anaheim, Cali. this month to visit Disneyland.

Leaving on Wednesday, March 9 and returning on Sunday, March 13, the 89 travelers has a lot of fun on the road, band teacher Patti Middleton said.

When the band arrived at Disneyland, they attended a marching band clinic with a music professor from Baylor University who focused on sight reading with the musicians.

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