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Tonasket senior Brandon Clark makes a jump shot over a Bridgeport defender during the Tigers’ home game against Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo by Emily Hanson

Tonasket boys’ b-ball undefeated so far

PATEROS – After four games, the Tonasket boys’ basketball team is undefeated so far.

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Tonasket’s Lee Leavell gets Oroville’s Nick Perez into a headlock as he works to throw him down to the mat during Tonasket’s match in Oroville on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Leavell won this match-up 5-4. Photo by Terry Mills

Tigers beat Hornets; finish 2nd at Ephrata Tournament

EPHRATA – The Tonasket wrestling team finished second at the Ephrata Tournament last week days after defeating the Oroville team in a match.

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Tonasket senior Shelby Olma makes a lay-up shot against Bridgeport during the Lady Tigers’ home game on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo by Emily Hanson

Lady Tigers 2-2 after two weeks

PATEROS – The Tonasket Lady Tigers have won their last two games, giving them a 2-2 record after the first two weeks of the season.

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Reader complains about my BS (Bumper Sticker) editorial

A reader took me to task this week for “hitting a new low” by describing a WS – Window Sticker as BS – Bumper Sticker. Apparently, the writer is so sensitive that he fails to appreciate the humor. He concluded his 550 word response with the following; “Hereby cancel my subscription to the Echo” and You do not have my permission to use any of this in your newspaper. This is between you and me.” Too bad, he actually had a few valid points.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 50

Outraged by judge’s decision

I am Sandra Taylor and am currently a secretaryfor District Court Judge-elect Henry Rawson. With that said I feel thateven though people may feel I am biased in writing this, the fact of the matteris as a voter I am truly outraged.

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Evangeline Lesamiz Buchert

Evangeline Lesamiz Buchert

On Dec. 5, 2010 Evangeline Lesamiz Buchert passed away from this life at the North Valley Nursing Home. She is now with her Lord.

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Holiday shopping available locally

TONASKET – Holiday shopping locally is available for those interested in buying local.

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Bumper sticker logic retards the debate

Seen on a car window in Leavenworth this week:

If you don’t want to pay taxes you must not want; educationfor our children, roads, bridges and airports, benefits to veterans, scienceand medical research, state and national parks, social security and Medicare,police and fire protection, hospitals & libraries, OR maybe you just don’twant to do your share!!!!!

In other words, quit your complaining and pay your taxesbecause the empire is working hard for you. I don’t know if this was a localcar or somebody from the Wetside, but clearly they don’t understand how ourAmerican system works and the problem is that too many of our citizens arebeginning to think this way.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 49

Voters areincompetent

‘Tis the season ofthe illusion of choice: When “the people” “consent to be governed” by anignorant and incompetent majority. Is majority rule equal to mob rule? Is therea legal difference between self-governance and consenting to be governed? Doesa voter/citizen have a duty to correct the error of their vote? Does Americanlaw respect the dissenting opinion of reason? Do those sworn to uphold stateand federal constitutions have a duty to protect those with “minimal contacts”with corporate government, and/or disagree with overboard police powers?

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Alvin ‘Al’ Dunlap

Alvin ‘Al’ Dunlap

Alvin “Al” Dunlap, 66, passed away Nov. 28, 2010 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

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