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Photo by Emily HansonJace Berg from Colville riding Frostbite in the Open Bull Riding Event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, Aug. 28. Berg took first place in the event with 144 points on two bulls. He was the only rider to ride both his bulls, ri

First annual Bulls and Barrels Event a success at the Tonasket Rodeo Ground

TONASKET – The Bulls and Barrels Event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds was a success last week, with 16 bull riders coming out with 48 barrel riders.

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The Scent of 12 team of Tonasket women at the Second Annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay finish line. The team came in second place with a time of 28 hours and 27 minutes and was composed of 12 women with connections to Tonasket and one driver: Bobbi Catone

Tonasket women make a splash at the ‘Funnest Relay in the West’

SPOKANE – A team of 12 women, all connected to Tonasket in some way, either personally or through a relative, participated in the Second Annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, touted as “The Funnest Race in the West” from Aug. 14-15.

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Erna Edel

Erna Edel, 80, died peacefully in her home on Aug. 16, 2009 of complications due to Alzheimer’s.

She was born Oct. 28, 1928 to Heinrich and Maria Motz, in Jargara, Bessarabia, Romania, in a mud brick home. When school age, she simultaneously attended German and Romanian schools completing the fifth grade.

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Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball

Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball passed away July 17, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised a family in Tucson and joined the Tonasket community when he married longtime Tonasket resident, Ruth Corum Pruitt Ball in 1989. They divided their time between Tonasket and Tucson and traveled widely in the U.S. and Canada until her death in 2005. He took an active part in the Tonasket community, attending the Tonasket United Church of Christ, Kiwanis, contributed many hours to Habitat for Humanity projects and his yellow Ford Model T roadster appeared in many area parades. He had many friends in the Tonasket area who are saddened by his passing.

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Sheriff’s standoff with suicidal man ends safely for all

TONASKET – No one was injured during a standoff with a suicidal subject south of Tonasket on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Sheriff Frank Rogers said a call came in at around 2:15 p.m. advising the Sheriff’s Office of a suicidal subject near Ellisforde sitting in his vehicle with a handgun.

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Out of My Mind 9

Hardto play the game if you don’t know the rules

The federal Department ofLabor is inspecting family farms in Okanogan County and so far it sounds likethey are asking orchardists to play a game in which the DOL doesn’t want to letthe farmer in on the rules.

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I hate to say I told you so — but I told you so

During the previous administration my liberal minded friends would routinely ask me if I was sorry I had voted for Bush yet. Well, now I submit that same question about Obama – are you sorry yet?

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Letters to the Editor, Week 34

Content of their character causes concern

 

DearGary,

I’m writing in response toDan Dixon’s letter insinuating that I, along with other white men who didn’twant to see Sonya Sotomayor appointed to the Supreme Court now think we “arebeing turned into second class citizens.” The point in my last letter was thatS.S. is not qualified because she is an activist judge and that her decisionsas an appeallet court judge bear that out. She opposed a group of fireman in areverse discrimination law suit. But maybe, from her point of view there is nosuch thing as reverse discrimination.

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Letters to the Editor Week 33

Nurse was calm and kind

Dear Editor,

We are looking to thank a nurse who lives somewhere in Nighthawk. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were in a very bad car accident…

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Officer Chris Patterson

Over 300 show support for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson

OROVILLE – Over 300 dinners were served during a benefit dinner for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson, who hit a cow with his patrol car on Wednesday, June 24.

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