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Holiday shopping available locally

TONASKET – Holiday shopping locally is available for those interested in buying local.

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Bumper sticker logic retards the debate

Seen on a car window in Leavenworth this week:

If you don’t want to pay taxes you must not want; educationfor our children, roads, bridges and airports, benefits to veterans, scienceand medical research, state and national parks, social security and Medicare,police and fire protection, hospitals & libraries, OR maybe you just don’twant to do your share!!!!!

In other words, quit your complaining and pay your taxesbecause the empire is working hard for you. I don’t know if this was a localcar or somebody from the Wetside, but clearly they don’t understand how ourAmerican system works and the problem is that too many of our citizens arebeginning to think this way.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 49

Voters areincompetent

‘Tis the season ofthe illusion of choice: When “the people” “consent to be governed” by anignorant and incompetent majority. Is majority rule equal to mob rule? Is therea legal difference between self-governance and consenting to be governed? Doesa voter/citizen have a duty to correct the error of their vote? Does Americanlaw respect the dissenting opinion of reason? Do those sworn to uphold stateand federal constitutions have a duty to protect those with “minimal contacts”with corporate government, and/or disagree with overboard police powers?

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Alvin ‘Al’ Dunlap

Alvin ‘Al’ Dunlap

Alvin “Al” Dunlap, 66, passed away Nov. 28, 2010 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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Sandy Jenkins DeBuryn

Sandy (Muriel) Jenkins DeBuryn

Sandy (Muriel) Jenkins DeBuryn went to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2010. She was born Jan. 14, 1924 to Audrey and John Jenkins in Bellingham, Wash.

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Margaret (Casey) Pheasant

Margaret (Casey) Pheasant passed away Nov. 28 at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle, Wash. She was born April 11, 1912, at home, in Burke, Wash., to the late Mary Ann McCann Casey and Frank Casey, immigrants from Ireland and Scotland who settled in the Quincy area.

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Emogene Rounds

Emogene Rounds, age 78, of Oroville died on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at her home in Oroville.

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Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez

New Border Patrol Chief takes command in Spokane Sector

SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher has officially transferred command of the Spokane Sector to Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez.

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Wilma Jean Henson

Wilma Jean Henson

Wilma Jean Henson passed away on Nov. 14, 2010 surrounded by family and eagerly welcomed by her Brother Roy, Sister Lila and daughter Melody. Wilma was born on March 13, 1929 to Henry and Johnnie Susler in Enid, Okla.

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The newest consumer fraud: the Internet

Last week the City of Cashmere, which is nearly broke, announced it will be spending $14,975 to develop a new city website. That might seem like an insignificant expenditure, but the problem is the costs don’t end there. There is the ongoing charge of $200 per month for hosting the site and apparently no one has attempted to quantify the cost of city staff tasked with the responsibility for updating and maintaining the site.

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