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Joanne Morris of Oroville addresses the crowd at the Okanogan County Public Utilities District’s information meeting on Tuesday, April 19. She said the straw that broke the camel’s back for her in regards to the PUD’s rates was when she realized she

Concerns heard, questions answered at PUD meeting

OKANOGAN – Concerns from Okanogan County Public Utility District customers were heard during a PUD information meeting on Tuesday, April 19 before frequent questions were answered during a prepared presentation.

The meeting was opened by PUD Board President Ernie Bolz who told the assembled crowd that informational meetings such as that evening’s would be planned for the last Tuesday of months with five Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., although there will not be one in May. Each person wishing to speak before a planned presentation was then given three minutes for their comments.

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NCW BSM President Daralyn Hollenbeck presents Tonasket Ranger District Employees with plaque

Tonasket Rangers Partner with Blue Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers Recipient of Tonasket Ranger District Employees Donation

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Letters to the Editor, April 21

Health Care forneediest

Fortunately I was able to read last week’s (April14th) one and only letter to the editor. However, my husband used thenewspaper as fire starter before I was able to write down the author’s name.

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June Van Brunt

June Van Brunt

Our Mother, June Van Brunt, passed away the evening of April 12, 2011 at age 95.

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Property Taxes due April 30

OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, is reminding taxpayers that the first half property taxes are due by April 30, 2011.

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Keeping our Okanogan green

TONASKET – Presentations designed to educate on the importance of living green in all aspects of life will be offered at the annual Green Okanogan Free Earth Day Alternative Faire on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center.

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Jay Tyus from Mabton, Wash., has accepted the position as Tonasket Middle School principal beginning next school year. Photo by Emily Hanson

New Tonasket Middle School principal selected

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District hiring committee and board has selected Jay Tyus from Mabton, Wash. as the new Tonasket Middle School principal, beginning next fall.

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Tonasket concerned about vandalism of park grounds

TONASKET – Concern about possibly expensive vandalism being done in Chief Tonasket Park was brought to the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12.

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Tonasket senior Corbin Mirick pitches against the Chelan Goats during the Tigers’ first home game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2. Photo by Terry Mills

Tigers sweep Republic

REPUBLIC – The Tonasket High School baseball team defeated Republic in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 9.

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Wallace "Wally" Turner Brown

Wallace ‘Wally’ Turner Brown

Wallace “Wally” Turner Brown was born June 6, 1949 to Ellsworth and Betty J. Smith Brown in Tonasket. He passed away at home April 1, 2011.

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