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‘It’s just what we (they) do’

Dear Editor,

The Federal Reserve was planning to cross a wide stream. It had crossed many such streams and was skilled in crossing them well. But just as it stepped into the water, investment banks asked to ride along. They didn’t have the assets to cross the stream but knew the Fed did. The Fed looked at the investment banks and said, “I can’t let you ride on my back. You want me to take your bad debt in exchange for my instruments which have the full faith and credit of the United States,” it said. “You’ll sting me.” The investment banks said, “If we’re not able to get to the other side, everybody who is waiting for us will panic and that will be terrible.” “Besides,” they said, “If we sting you, we’ll all drown.”

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Chesaw business owners asset to community

Dear Editor,

I wish to comment on a letter submitted to your newspaper concerning the policy of the Chesaw Tavern requiring UPS and FedEx customers to pay a fee to retrieve their parcels.

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Random act of kindness for good cause

Dear Editor,

People really aren’t afraid to show they care.

Saturday, March 15 was a very busy day and evening in Tonasket for “organized” random acts of kindness with several benefits going on at the same time; a benefit dinner at THS; the crab feed at the Eagles, Habitat for Humanity and the one I would like to highlight was the very large turnout for the Food Bank and Tonasket Saloon benefit for repairs to the HVAC system that was recently vandalized.

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Hoping level heads prevail

Dear Editor

At the overflowing and rambunctious March 10th public meeting of our fledgling Aeneas Valley Fire District 16, a Petition was presented signed by nearly 70 tax-paying residents. Passions were high and tempers flared on ‘both sides of the aisle.’ In times like these, level heads need to prevail. It would be good for all of us to remember these words found in Washington’s Public Meetings Act:

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Don’t fall for property scam

Dear Editor,

To all property owners:

My husband and I have received several letters from a company in California – N.R.L.L. East LLC – stating that they have analyzed our property and are willing to purchase it. The latest letter said they were willing to pay “$14,000 total in CASH” for this parcel. According to the letter, that is what recent sales in the area indicate the property is worth.

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Community Bulletin Board for week beginning April 9, 2008

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.

Benefit dinner

OROVILLE – A benefit spaghetti dinner for Kasey Cockle will be held at the Eagles on Saturday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live music by the Round’s Brothers can be heard from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information call 476-2903.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD for week beginning March 27, 2008

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.

Open House

OROVILLE – City of Gold Baptist Church is having an Open House Wednesday, March 26 through Saturday, March 29 with a guest preacher each night beginning at 6 p.m. Childcare is provided. City of Gold Baptist is located at 1420 Main Street, between the Oroville Pharmacy and the Gazette-Tribune. For more information call (509) 476-3955.

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McLure wants to help you secure financing

OROVILLE – Dawn McLure wants to help people to get financing for their dreams – whether it is for the purchase of a home, land or commercial property.

McLure is an agent for Global Realty Marketing/Global Equity Lending and she offers assistance in real estate mortgage applications. She works with brokers located in Tacoma and says she is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through her cell phone (509) 560-3306. She offers assistance with obtaining all types of loans, including FHA, VA and Reverse Mortgages.

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Dollars for Scholars Talent Show and Auction raises $1380

OROVILLE – Fans of Oroville students had the chance to check out local talent on stage and on the auction tables while supporting scholarships March 4 at the high school commons.

About 65 people came to the third-annual Dollars for Scholars Talent Show, which raises money for a continuing education scholarship for an OHS graduate.

The event raised $1380 total, said organizer Tedi Fletcher, a member of the Oroville School Board. The total will be split with the school’s music department, she said. That leaves the group with $690 to award to student continuing their education.

“It’s not a lot, but every little bit helps,” Fletcher said.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>Elementary school principal Lynn Johnson brought teachers to their feet while student’s reading accomplishment March 3. All of the teacher

Oroville elementary students read 3,085 books

OROVILLE – At the end of January, Oroville Elementary School principal Lynn Johnson set a goal for her students: to read 1,200 books in February.

Two weeks later, that goal was mastered.

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