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Tonasket doctor cited for possession

TONASKET – Doctor William Lewis Dienst, Jr. was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after being discovered with marijuana at North Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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State audit of hospital district details financial troubles

TONASKET – An audit of North Valley Hospital’s financials from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2009 detailed the monetary problems the district is facing.

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Embracing the Keynesian myth: government is our savior

One of my liberal friends from the wet side sent me an email this week pointing out the hypocrisy of some of the Republican legislators in Wisconsin. Seems there are a number of them that are receiving farm subsidies. And according to my friend farm subsidies are just “welfare for the wealthy.” The implication is that no one with their head in the public trough can address the problems of government.

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Letters to the Editor, March 17

Some input on power bills

What in theworld is happening with our power bills? My last two single-month bills were$294! My December and January bill, combined, was $250.33. I’m sure that theautomatic meter reader is off on its calculations! Am I the only one (exceptfor a few close friends) that is complaining about these new charges? Why andfor what are we paying for?

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Ruth Lakin

Ruth Lakin

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oroville Senior Center. If you have pictures or memories you’d like to share please bring them. Refreshments will be served.

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Harry Hartman Haney Sr.

Harry Hartman Haney Sr., age 92, logger, author and historian of Oroville was delivered into the world by his mid-wife grandmother in a log cabin on July 10, 1918 in the township of Rat Root, Minn.

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Tom Harvey

Tom Harvey

Tom Harvey, 64, of Oroville passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at his home in Oroville. He was born in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 23, 1946 to parents Oliver and Bernice Harvey.

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Patrick Shane York

Patrick Shane York

Patrick Shane York died Feb. 27, 2011 while trying to save his mother from their burning home in Orting, Wash. Neighbors found and saved his mother, but he died in the blaze. He was born June 2, 1964 in Tonasket to Fred and Beverly Harrington York.

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Legislators want to sell dope to balance the budget

It has often been said thatpolitics makes strange bedfellows. Well, apparently it would appear that someof our representatives feel it’s time to surrender to the war on drugs and sellmarijuana through our state liquor stores. Does sort of cause one to wonderwhat they have been smoking in all of those committee meetings.

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Letters to the Editor, March 10

Common ground

An Open Letter to the County Commissioners and the Residentsof Okanogan County:

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