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Wallace "Wally" Turner Brown

Wallace ‘Wally’ Turner Brown

Wallace “Wally” Turner Brown was born June 6, 1949 to Ellsworth and Betty J. Smith Brown in Tonasket. He passed away at home April 1, 2011.

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Tonasket’s Jim Morgan speaks to the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s commissioners during their board meeting on Tuesday, April 5. “We hire you to look out for us and I don’t feel you’re doing that,” Morgan said. Photo by Emily Hanson

Objections over electric rates continue

OMAK – The boardroom of the Okanogan County Public Utility District was packed with customers angry over the higher energy rates and how these rates are affecting their lives during the PUD commissioners’ board meeting on Tuesday, April 5.

Since the energy rate discussion was not on the commissioners’ agenda, the attendees spoke during the public comment period and the commissioners listened to them for over an hour before ending the period to continue with their meeting.

Starting off the comment period was William Bordua, who stated he was representing his neighbors.

“They simply can not absorb this price increase,” Bordua said. “They can hardly live in this county as is. We can’t take this kind of lump increase. You guys can pass your costs on to us, but as the consumer, we have no one else to pass our costs on to.”

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When are we going to learn?

When President George Bush decided to go into Iraq following 9/11 liberals screamed it was just another war for oil. And now that Obama has decided to spend more of our national treasure in Libya you don’t here a word from them about the obvious oil implications.

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The Canadian couple crossed into Washington at the U.S. Port of Entry at Oroville in this 2000 Chevy Astro van. The van’s BC license plate number is 212-CAV.

RCMP and U.S. authorities investigating disappearance of Penticton couple

PENTICTON – The Penticton RCMP, Okanogan County and Washington State officials are investigating the disappearance of a Penticton couple, after their family reported their parents missing on Thursday March 31.

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Arden Dale Halvorsen

Arden Dale Halvorsen

Memorial services were held Monday, March 21 for Arden Dale Halvorsen at the Oroville Free Methodist Church. He passed away on March 16 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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Isabelle B. Losvar

Isabelle B. Losvar

Isabelle B. Losvar peacefully passed away on March 22, 2011 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born on Nov. 11, 1926 in Ketchikan, Alaska to parents William and Mary Brown.

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Tonasket sets Arbor Day celebration date

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council set the date for their Arbor Day celebration as Wednesday, April 13 during their meeting on Tuesday, March 22.

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Chamber reminding members to pay dues

TONASKET – With the membership goal for this year still being at 100, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is sending out reminder notices to last year’s members to pay their dues.

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NVH applying for New Market Tax Credit

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District is applying for $10 million from the New Market Tax Credit through Wells Fargo Bank, the business development coordinator announced during the district’s board meeting on Thursday, March 24.

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Bad tax policy killing golden goose

Sunday night 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl offered a look at theworld’s newest corporate tax havens. If you missed it you can find it online at60Minutes – Corporate Taxes. Stahl did her best to attack those evil AmericanCorporations for setting up sham corporate offices in far away places in orderto avoid American taxes.

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