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Ruby Ruth Wiltz

Ruby Ruth Wiltz, 99, a life long resident of Washington passed away in Walla Walla, Wash. on Feb. 2, 2010.

Ruby was born in Molson, the fourth of 14 children. She grew up and attended school in Chesaw and Molson.

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Heather LeAnn Hockett

Heather LeAnn Hockett died on Monday, April 5, 2010 due to an automobile accident.

She was born July 28, 1986 in Oliver, B.C. She spent her childhood years attending school in Portland, Ore. and summer times in Oroville.

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Bharucha acting administrator at North Valley Hospital

TONASKET – Chief Financial Officer of North Valley Hospital District Bomi Bharucha is the acting administrator until a new one is found.

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Brant Phillips testifying in the trial of Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12. Photos by Emily Hanson

Phillips testifies Richards did not take part in murder

OKANOGAN – Brent Phillips testified in the murder trial for Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12, the second day of testimony in the trial, which began on Tuesday, April 6 with the selection of the jury, which heard opening statements on Friday, April 9.

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Heather Hockett

Heather Hockett died April 5, 2010 in Davenport, Wash., due to an auto accident.

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John Wesley Epley

John Wesley Epley, “Wes” age 58 of Tonasket died April 1, 2010 in the arms of his wife at their home after a valiant battle with cancer.

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Bernard Joseph Laurie

Bernard Joseph Laurie was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Juneau, Alaska to A. Melvin and Hildegarde Lorz Laurie and died April 1, 2010 in Tonasket, from complications that began with a fall in February.

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Bob Sims

Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

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Founders Day planning under way

TONASKET – The Tonasket Founders Day Committee is hard at work planning this year’s parade and activities.

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The inside of the Wauconda Cafe' and Spaghetti Saloon which, along with the Wauconda General Store, the U.S. Post Office, a four bedroom house, a 100-year-old homestead log cabin which has been converted to a garage/workshop, a gas station and four acres

Wauconda still for sale after eBay auction

WAUCONDA – The eBay auction for Wauconda closed on Friday, April 2 and when the highest bidder didn’t come through with the down payment by the end of the day on Monday, April 5, the town was still for sale.

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