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Kay Rose Shearer

Kay Rose Shearer

Mrs. Kay Rose Shearer, age 58, died at her daughter Stephanie’s home in Maple Valley, Wash., she was surrounded by her family on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The cause was cancer. Kay was born July 29, 1953.

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Tonasket City Council to consider crematory

TONASKET – Discussion of the 2012 ad valorem tax and the continuation of the water and sewer project continued at the Tuesday, Oct. 25, Tonasket City Council meeting, but decision on future action was tabled on both issues. Meanwhile….

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Mary Fogg has opened Bella Amore in Oroville, a unique gift shop featuring a variety of items, as well as handcrafted gifts from local artisans. Fogg offers personalized gift baskets as well. The store is located at 1202A Main Street. Photo by Charlene He

Bella Amore offers gift baskets and more

OROVILLE – Bella Amore, a new retail gift shop, has opened at 1202A Main St. in Oroville and plans a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Pasqualino Tiberio

Pasqualino Tiberio

Pasqualino Tiberio passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 after a difficult battle with lung cancer.

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Jon C. Stephan

Jon C. Stephan

Jon C. Stephan, a resident of Entiat, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

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Maxine Perkins

Maxine Perkins

Maxine Perkins, age 85, of Tonasket died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at her home. She was born on May 2, 1926 in Fayetteville, Ark., to parents Tomy and Rena Drake.

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Christa Bardonski

Christa Bardonski, age 98, of Oroville, died on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.

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AJ Marton

AJ Marton of Oroville died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in Wenatchee.

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A few of the tents set up at Oroville's Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Gary DeVon

Out of My Mind 41

Campout illustrates one of Chambers’ goals

One maxim that proves true for Chambers of Commerce and tourism groups everywhere is that the longer you can get a visitor to stay, the more they will end up spending in your community.

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Letters to the Editor, October 13 issue

Congress can do betterfor our communities
Dear Editor,
I read a recent article in the Seattle Times, authored byKyung M. Song concerning the push in Congress by the GOP to reauthorize thecentury-old law that gives revenue to states to pay local schools and roadsfrom the logging on Forests lands. (See article published 10/3/2001 “GOP Pushing for more Logging in National Forests”)
Washington’s elder Legislator from Pasco, Rep. Doc Hastings, is chairman of the Natural ResourcesCommittee. He along with other Republicans are leading an effort to get morefunds from logging and mining on Federal lands.
To clarify a mistake inthe article, mining does not return revenue to the federal government. Thereare no royalties for the billions worth of gold extracted unless you count thefive dollars per acre it cost to patent a mining claim.

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