Joyce Elaine (Sloan) Birch was born in Nine Mile Falls, Wash. on Nov. 11, 1932, the second daughter of Orville and Helena Sloan. She passed away in Spokane on Oct. 1, 2009.
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TONASKET – The second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month has begun in the North Valley Hospital District and will continue throughout the month of October.
LEAVENWORTH – Looking at the statistics of Tonasket’s away game against Cascade on Friday, Sept. 25, the final score of 41-13 seems like a mistake, but an inconsistent Tonasket team and a fast-moving Cascade team made the difference.
OKANOGAN – The Tonasket volleyball team is still searching for their first league win after ending their third week of play with losses at home and away.
CASHMERE – After a win over Brewster earlier in the week, the Tonasket girls’ soccer team fell to Cascade and Cashmere on the road.
SPOKANE – The Tonasket cross country team did better than they ever have at the Spokane Valley Classic this year.
Eddie Colen ‘Bud’ Peery was born May 25, 1930 in Sweet Springs, Mo. to Opal and Emmit Peery. Bud met Joan Foster in 1948 while she was playing baseball. They married in 1949 in Clinton, Mo. Bud moved his family to Washington in 1954. During his youth he had many different jobs; his career as an adult was with the Palmer Lake Land Company, where he worked for 38 years before retiring in 1992.
Bul unexpectedly passed away on Sept. 14, 2009 leaving an emptiness in the lives of all who knew and loved him.
Kent A. Kidwell was born in Tonasket on Nov. 10, 1957 at St. Martin’s Hospital to parents George and Darleene Kidwell. He died suddenly at his home in Willamina, Ore. on Sept. 14, 2009.
OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three of the defendants in the Michelle Kitterman case have been continued to Nov. 17.