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<p align="right"><em>USFS photo </em></p><p>Dan Gleason (left) and Mark Morris, Ranger for the Tonasket Ranger District. Gleason recently received the Medal of Valor for helping to save the life of a climber at Yosemite.</p>

Tonasket Ranger District firefighter awarded Medal of Valor

TONASKET-Six years after working with a group to save the life of a climber from a rock fall, firefighter Dan Gleason has been awarded the Medal of Valor.

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New Tonasket School District teachers feel welcomed

TONASKET- Along with new students to the Tonasket School District, five new teachers have started the school year this month.

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Fall sports the focus of Tonasket School Board meeting

TONASKET – Fall sports were the main focus of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Tonasket School District boardroom.

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Photo by Terry Mills	Hornet Nicky Perez scores a first down with 4:20 left in the first half against Tonasket on Oroville's home field.

Tonasket Tigers shut out Oroville Hornets for Victory Bell

OROVILLE-The field was striped, the bleachers were full, the lights were on and on Friday, Sept. 12, so were the Tonasket Tigers.

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Tonasket Chamber of Commerce makes Harvest Fest decisions

TONASKET-The 2008 Harvest Fest was the focus of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tues., Sept. 9.

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Tonasket council discusses need for new city planner

TONASKET – Business from the last Tonasket City Council meeting, including the need for a planner, carried over into last Tuesday’s meeting.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Terry Mills </em></p><p>Two Tonasket cross country runners get close to the finish line at Saturday’s meet. The Tonasket boys’ team came in third overall. Photo of Spencer Podkranic, and Tyler Monroe for Tonasket.</p>

Tiger’s Boys Cross Country Takes Third at Meet

TONASKET-Uphill, downhill, over grass, and over rocks, the cross country team runs over it all.

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Ethelyn ‘Lefty’ Vest

Ethelyn ‘Lefty’ Vest

Ethelyn “Lefty” Vest passed away peacefully at Apple Meadows in Omak surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at the age of 76.

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Eleanor Jean Lorz Scott

Eleanor Jean Lorz Scott, born in Wauconda on Nov. 28, 1922 to Anna Jean Laurie Lorz and Cornelius William Lorz, passed away in Davenport, Wash. on Sept. 1, 2008.

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<p align="right"><em>Photos by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Husband and wife duo Andy and Julie Strange, one half of the Strange Tones from Oregon, got the crowd rocking on Saturday night.</p>

Best year ever for Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival

OROVILLE – Organizers of this year’s Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival are happy with last weekend’s music event at Smith’s Point near Oroville.

“We had a big turnout, the largest turnout we’ve had in the years we’ve been doing it,” said Wes Edwards, who with wife Denise, are the lead organizers of the Rendezvous.

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