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A Tonasket U15 soccer player on the Spectacle Lake Resort team kicks the ball down the field as an opponent from the Oroville Discount Fireworks team pursues him during the Youth Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 22. The Spectacle Lake Resort team won th

Youth soccer season ended at tournament

TONASKET – The Youth Soccer Association’s season ended at an all-day tournament in Chief Tonasket Park on Saturday, May 22 with 48 teams participating from Oroville, Tonasket, Omak/Okanogan and Methow.

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Kelly Schmidtbauer, shown here is a new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic in Omak and has been since mid-April. Photo by Charlene Helm

New veterinarian at Alpine Clinic

OMAK – Kelly Schmidtbauer is the new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic.

“I graduated from Western University of Health Services in May 2009 and moved up here from Whittier, Cali.,” Schmidtbauer said. “I wanted to work at a mixed animal practice in a rural setting, so I took the job here. I love the area. It’s a great town with great people. The job is great with a great staff. So far, so good.”

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HCGR Healthcare chosen by NVH Board

TONASKET – HCGR Healthcare was chosen by the North Valley Hospital Board to provide management services and to assist in turning the hospital around during a special board meeting on Thursday, May 20.

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Mandated compassion is another liberal oxymoron

I was more than a little stunned recently by Nancy Pelosi’s claim that her legislative efforts were just an attempt at living the Gospel. Pelosi is not the first political leader to claim that government mandated social programs are the “Christian” thing to do.

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Too much infighting, not enough action

Two weeks in a row, I was taken to task on these pages. First, by publisher Bill Forhan and then by guest columnist William Slusher. I tell myself I should get used to it; a liberal in eastern Washington is a fish out of water. Then again, I’m also a liberal who weathered the conservative stronghold of Utah. You may as well be a libertarian in Seattle.

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Letters to the Editor Week 21

Neville was mislabeled

Hello Gary, You say Neville Chamberlain was a “Conservative.” Beingcalled a Conservative really doesn’t mean very much. Neville Chamberlain firstran for office as a “Liberal Unionist,” not a “Conservative.”

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Irma Del Nelson

Irma Del Nelson age 83 of Oroville died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.

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Tonasket will not receive CDBG for annexation

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council announced during their meeting on Tuesday, May 11 that they did not receive a Community Development Block Grant for the annexation project.

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Letters to the Editor Week 20

EMSAppreciation Week is May 16-22

As Coordinatorfor the Oroville Ambulance Service, I would like to take this opportunity toexpress my appreciation and to give a big thank you to the Oroville Ambulancecrew. This group of individuals provides the City of Oroville and surroundingareas with round the clock emergency medical services. One has to be trulydedicated in order to meet the demands of our calls, the ongoing training andmeeting the ever-changing requirements in the world of EMS. Oroville Ambulancedoes just that and does it well. I am proud, and it is my pleasure to continueworking and growing with Oroville Ambulance Service. You truly make adifference in the care for our community.

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John P. Harris

John P. Harris age 89 of Tonasket passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. He was born on June 7, 1920 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to parents Earle and Elizabeth Harris.

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