Audrey L. Inlow age 65 of Tonasket died on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.
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Mary L. Sasse, age 63, of Tonasket died on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at her home.
She was born in Tonasket to parents Albert and Evelyn Johnson. Mary was a much-loved wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and yard work and she loved playing cards.
Leonard Walter Kapochus Jr., age 50 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at his home.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1958 in Gouverneur, New York to parents Marilyn and Leonard Kapochus Sr. He was a soul mate to his wife and a rock for his family. He was a kind and gentle soul and was always there for anybody who needed help. Leonard served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was loved by many friends and family. He was a member of the Eagles in Granite Falls, Wash. and the American Legion Post #82 of Tonasket.
Joan W. Kenney, age 75, died on Monday, March 17, 2008 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.
She was born on April 25, 1932 in the Bronx, New York to parents Adolf and Elise Lienau. Joan was the mother of four children. She worked in the operating room as a nurse and was a teacher in the Lutheran Church of Bible Study where she was the first woman deacon in the church in the 70′s. Joan loved flowers and country life, living peaceful and quiet. She spent her last four years in Molson with her son and family.
Doris N. (Peterson) Lenton, 72, formerly of Oroville passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 in Lebanon, Oregon. She was born on June 6, 1935.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at the Oroville Trinity Episcopal Church, 602 Central Ave., on Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m.
As a resident of Aeneas Valley I went to my second meeting of the commissioners of Fire District 16, the first being March 10. Let it be noted that the official posting of this meeting was given on March 27 with the meeting time of 1 p.m., March 28, at Commissioner Wright’s — 24 hours later.
Initially, it seemed an unusual time and place for a public meeting since the majority of the public concerned would be at work. Once there, it became glaringly apparent that it was not intended as a real public meeting as required by law, but in fact, was masquerading as such in order to maintain the appearance of transparency.
Thoughts concerning Fire District 16. Thoughts, comments, questions. These are the questions I ask our firefighters at the end of most of our training nights. It is also the questions I have been asking myself over the past few weeks in regards to our Fire District. I just do not understand how something that was so well intentioned has gone so terribly wrong.
March 19, 2003 saw the starting of the most brutal war, wasteful spending and irresponsible borrowing in the U.S. history. The Bush Government’s false accusation of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was the justification, which we now know was a lie.
My pen has been gathering dust, so now I’ll join the faithful “wise-all listen to me because I know best” group that contributes letters on a regular timetable for your viewer’s appetite. So here goes, you know from my past letters what quarter I am coming from. Allow me to create a situation, which you can place, yourself and many others including yours truly.
A recent story in the Spokesman-Review highlighted the case of Fred Watley, who found himself kicked to the back of the transplant line after his employer routinely changed insurance carriers, triggering a 6 month waiting period for pre-existing conditions. He would have died in less than 6 months without the transplant. Mr. Watley’s dilemma demonstrates why employers should not be health insurance buyers. Employers buying your health care without being able to ask your family’s health needs makes as much sense as having the boss buy your car for you without knowing how many kids you have to carry.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140