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The insanity continues

Here’s a few items of news from the last few weeks that defylogic.

Building Canadian Wetlands

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced $23.5million in federal funding for grants to conserve more than 139,000 acres ofwetlands and associated habitats in Canada through the North American WetlandsConservation Act. Let that sink in for just a few minutes. Sure, it’strue that ducks and geese cross the border but why in heaven’s name are wesupporting the Canadian economy at a time when ours is in such dire shape?Don’t you think it would be better to spend that money here at home to putunemployed Americans back to work?

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Robert ‘Bob’ F. Bourn

Robert “Bob” F. Bourn, age 87, of Oroville, died June 23, 2011 in Seattle, Wash. He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Cashmere, Wash., to Robert and Vearl Bourn.

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Rena G. Lewis

Rena G. Lewis

Rena G. Lewis, 94, was born June 20, 1916 in Molson (Circle City), Wash., and passed away on June 11, 2011 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash.

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Marion ‘Ed’ Ballard

Marion ‘Ed’ Ballard

In loving memory of Marion “Ed” Edmond Ballard who died at home after a long illness on May 31, 2011.

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Barbara Gay Utzinger

Barbara Gay Utzinger

Barbara Gay (Kendall) Utzinger, age 92, passed away March 8, 2011 at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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Chamber considering creating brochures

TONASKET – During their meeting on Tuesday, June 14, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed making brochures.

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Tonasket schools wrapping up school year

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District schools wrapped up their year with their annual reports at the regular school district board meeting on Monday, June 13.

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Tension high at latest Tonasket Council meeting

TONASKET – There was high tension at the last Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

The high-tension situation arose when Al Maden spoke to the council during the public comment period regarding a letter he had sent to the mayor, the city council, the Tonasket planning department….

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Roberta Nelson Campbell

Roberta Nelson Campbell

Roberta Nelson Campbell died at her home on June 10, 2011 after a brief illness.

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Lyla R. Thornton

Lyla R. Thornton

Lyla R. Thornton, born May 6, 1920 in Whitefish, Mont., died June 12, 2011 at Tonasket Extended Care Center.

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