SPOKANE – A team of 12 women, all connected to Tonasket in some way, either personally or through a relative, participated in the Second Annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, touted as “The Funnest Race in the West” from Aug. 14-15.
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Erna Edel, 80, died peacefully in her home on Aug. 16, 2009 of complications due to Alzheimer’s.
She was born Oct. 28, 1928 to Heinrich and Maria Motz, in Jargara, Bessarabia, Romania, in a mud brick home. When school age, she simultaneously attended German and Romanian schools completing the fifth grade.
Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball passed away July 17, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised a family in Tucson and joined the Tonasket community when he married longtime Tonasket resident, Ruth Corum Pruitt Ball in 1989. They divided their time between Tonasket and Tucson and traveled widely in the U.S. and Canada until her death in 2005. He took an active part in the Tonasket community, attending the Tonasket United Church of Christ, Kiwanis, contributed many hours to Habitat for Humanity projects and his yellow Ford Model T roadster appeared in many area parades. He had many friends in the Tonasket area who are saddened by his passing.
TONASKET – No one was injured during a standoff with a suicidal subject south of Tonasket on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Sheriff Frank Rogers said a call came in at around 2:15 p.m. advising the Sheriff’s Office of a suicidal subject near Ellisforde sitting in his vehicle with a handgun.
Hardto play the game if you don’t know the rules
The federal Department ofLabor is inspecting family farms in Okanogan County and so far it sounds likethey are asking orchardists to play a game in which the DOL doesn’t want to letthe farmer in on the rules.
During the previous administration my liberal minded friends would routinely ask me if I was sorry I had voted for Bush yet. Well, now I submit that same question about Obama – are you sorry yet?
Content of their character causes concern
I’m writing in response toDan Dixon’s letter insinuating that I, along with other white men who didn’twant to see Sonya Sotomayor appointed to the Supreme Court now think we “arebeing turned into second class citizens.” The point in my last letter was thatS.S. is not qualified because she is an activist judge and that her decisionsas an appeallet court judge bear that out. She opposed a group of fireman in areverse discrimination law suit. But maybe, from her point of view there is nosuch thing as reverse discrimination.
Nurse was calm and kind
We are looking to thank a nurse who lives somewhere in Nighthawk. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were in a very bad car accident…
OROVILLE – Over 300 dinners were served during a benefit dinner for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson, who hit a cow with his patrol car on Wednesday, June 24.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Ninety-eight fires were caused by lightning from Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26.