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Etha William Pratt

Etha William Pratt (age 98) was born to parents Fred E. and Minnie Belle Pratt in the Molson/Chesaw area on March 29, 1912. He passed away Feb. 6, 2011.

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Washingtonians owe twice as much in state debt

Moody’s Investors Service is a credit rating agency that performs international financial research and analysis on commercial and government entities. In December of 2009 Moody’s downgraded Washington’s bond rating outlook to negative. On Jan. 13 of this year, Moody’s said Washington’s net tax supported debt of $2,226 per capita is more than twice the national median of $936.

Let that sink in for just a moment.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 7

Publisher propaganda?

I’mstarting to wonder if the publisher of the Gazette-Tribune is a deliberateliar, or just another poorly informed ideologue on a mission. While hispolitical leanings are obvious, less obvious is whether or not he actuallybelieves the propaganda he spews forth on a weekly basis.

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Tonasket School District hiring new middle school principal

TONASKET – In light of current Tonasket Middle School Principal Ed Morgan’s announcement last month that he will retire at the end of this school year, the Tonasket School Board gave Superintendent Paul Turner approval to begin the hiring process for a new middle school principal during their meeting on Monday, Feb. 14.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival details presented to Tonasket Chamber

TONASKET – The Tumbleweed Film Festival details were presented during the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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The Veteran’s Administration Clinic at North Valley Hospital is now seeing patients. Shown from left to right are Dale White, VA office volunteer, Linda Michel, NVH CEO, Eric Knievel, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Marvin Boyd, Departmen

NVH warrants still at $2.46 million

TONASKET – The warrants for North Valley Hospital are still at $2.46 million after a slow January.

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DOT will be at Feb. 22 Tonasket City Council meeting

TONASKET – During the Tonasket City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, City Clerk Alice Attwood announced that the Washington State Department of Transportation will be present at the council’s Tuesday, Feb. 22 meeting to answer questions and discuss projects.

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Jacob Cory of Tonasket catches some air while competing in the Sitzmark Rail Jam last Saturday. Cory came in third in the in the 14- to 17-year-old division of the snowboard competition. Photo by Gary DeVon

Large crowds at ‘best Rail Jam ever’

SITZMARK – There was a large crowd of both spectators and participants at the Fifth Annual Skidmark Terrain Park Rail Jam up at Sitzmark Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 12.

“This was easily the best Rail Jam ever,” Jason Vaughan, manager of the Skidmark Terrain Park and Rail Jam founder, said. “Matt Eggleston designed an awesome terrain park for this year’s competition and the entire crew did a great job on the build. Shag and Spicolli from Lib-Tech, Sitzmark General Manager Jonathan Keener, Dan and Paul from GearBoxFilms, Gergis from Gergis Maximus Photography, Sarah DeLayne, Kathy Vaughan and STP Crew Volunteers Angela Vaughan and Tyler Fife worked with shovels and rakes all day Friday to get all the freestyle features dialed in. Plus, Sick Donkey Records not only provided a complete sound system, but DJ Sticky also brought a reggae and dancehall musical showcase that included African DJ Selector Jigsy, Jamaican vocalist Lawrenece ‘Mistah Chatman’ Chapman and local favorite Adrian Xavier and Essential I. Jesse Baker was as awesome as usual hosting and announcing the event.”

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Tonasket senior Peter Williams curls over Omak’s Sammy Trudeaux in an effort to roll him to his back during the semi-final round of the 140 pound weight class at the District 6 wrestling tournament in Omak on Saturday, Feb. 5. Williams lost the round 5-

Second place finish for Tigers at Districts

OMAK – The Tonasket Tigers finished the District 6 Wrestling Tournament in second place with 239.50 points, trailing only Omak with 353 points on Saturday, Feb. 5.

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Lady Tigers finish final week 1-2

TONASKET – The Tonasket girls’ basketball team finished their final week of the season with one win and two losses last week for a fifth place Caribou Trail League finish, ending with a league record of 2-8 and an overall record of 8-12.

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