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Detective Mike Murray holds up Michelle Kitterman's left shoe, which was found near her body, for the jury to see as evidence toward the end of testimony Monday, April 19. Murray also showed the shirt, jacket, jeans and bra Kitterman was wearing the night

Testimony wraps up in murder trial

OKANOGAN – After a full day of testimony on Monday, April 19 at the murder trial of Tansy Mathis and David Richards, testimony was expected to continue through the early part of the week with the jury receiving the case by the end of the week for deliberation.

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Arbor Day Celebrations April 24 and 29

TONASKET – In his first proclamation as mayor, Patrick Plumb announced during the Tuesday, April 13 Tonasket City Council meeting that the Arbor Day celebration will be on Saturday, April 24 at about 3:30 p.m.

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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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