NORTH COUNTY – Local football players Keegan McCormick and Chad Mathews were recently chosen as athletes of the week by the WIAA/Seattle Times.
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OROVILLE – The Tonasket Tigers’ cross country team finished their regular season at the Oroville Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16.
TONASKET – In their first game after 11 days, the Lady Tiger soccer team beat the Omak Pioneers 9-2 at home on Saturday, Oct. 16.
TONASKET – The Lady Tigers’ volleyball team fell to Omak at home on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Voters this year face a flood of citizen sponsored Initiatives that are intended to limit the power of our out of control state government. And the ads against some of these Initiatives would have you believe that only government can protect you from the rapacious practices of evil businesses like AIG, BP, or convenience stores that will sell liquor to your children. But the reality is it is the dictatorial practices of our state elected officials that have created this flood of citizen sponsored legislation.
TONASKET – Former Tonasket City Council member Joyce Fancher’s vacant seat was filled on Tuesday, Oct. 12 when the council appointed Scott Olson to the empty council position.
OKANOGAN – With the defense’s latest motion for a trial continuance denied, the murder trial for Lacey Hirst-Pavek is set to begin jury selection on Monday, Nov. 1 at Douglas County Superior Court in Waterville.
Hirst-Pavek will be tried on charges of first degree premeditated murder and first degree manslaughter that are the results of her alleged involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman and her unborn child in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 1, 2009.
TONASKET – The coronation ceremony for the 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen will be on Saturday, Oct. 23 beginning at 7 p.m.
This year’s candidates are Tonasket High School seniors Jerian Ashley and Cortney Ingle. Both girls are 5’10″ with green eyes, though Ashley has brown hair and Ingle has red hair. Ashley is a member of the Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club, 4-H, Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club, T-Club and the Loomis Community Club. Ingle is a member of the Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association and the Boots and Saddle Barrel Racing Club.
Vera Thompson Murphy, wife of James E. Murphy, Jr, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at Morningstar Place in Hemet, Calif., surrounded by her family, devoted caregivers and friends.
Irene Evelyn Thomas Birch passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.