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Letters to the Editor, Week 8

PUD bill no phantom load

To Okanogan county PUDcommissioners and Administrators:

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Gary J. Allen

Gary J. Allen

Gary J. Allen, 77, of Oroville passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.

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Christina Kiesecker

Christina Kiesecker, 56, of Pateros was born on Sept. 29, 1954 in Tonasket, to Richard and Grace Margret Kiesecker.

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Tonasket Food Bank relocating in March

TONASKET – At the beginning of next month, the Tonasket Food Bank will be relocating to the Sarge’s Burger Bunker building at the north end of town with Thursday, March 3 being the first day of operations there.

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Juanita Caroline ‘Tootsie’ Krusoff

Juanita Caroline ‘Tootsie’ Krusoff, age 72, passed away on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born on July 1, 1938 in Springfield, Mo. to Jack and Hazel Pittsley.

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Lawson Ernest Cook

Lawson Ernest Cook

Lawson Ernest Cook, age 62, of Tonasket passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 6, 2011 after a long fight against his cancer.

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Mary Cannaday

Mary Cannaday was born Oct. 12, 1929 in Rogers, Ark., to Howard and Mae Rounds. She entered into Eternal Joy and Peace on Jan. 30, 2011 at 10:50 p.m. at the North Valley Convalescent Center where she has resided since her illness.

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Etha William Pratt

Etha William Pratt (age 98) was born to parents Fred E. and Minnie Belle Pratt in the Molson/Chesaw area on March 29, 1912. He passed away Feb. 6, 2011.

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Washingtonians owe twice as much in state debt

Moody’s Investors Service is a credit rating agency that performs international financial research and analysis on commercial and government entities. In December of 2009 Moody’s downgraded Washington’s bond rating outlook to negative. On Jan. 13 of this year, Moody’s said Washington’s net tax supported debt of $2,226 per capita is more than twice the national median of $936.

Let that sink in for just a moment.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 7

Publisher propaganda?

I’mstarting to wonder if the publisher of the Gazette-Tribune is a deliberateliar, or just another poorly informed ideologue on a mission. While hispolitical leanings are obvious, less obvious is whether or not he actuallybelieves the propaganda he spews forth on a weekly basis.

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