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Still can’t cite loss of freedom

After all Mason Hess’s recent protests and despite his laughable earlier declaration of American life as indistinguishable from “marshal law,” he still can’t name a single thing — out of all those rights and liberties he claims the Bushies have decimated — that he could do pre-Bush that he can’t do now as a result of a Bush policy.

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Community Bulletin Board 10

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.

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Courts offer little protection of freedoms

Regarding Bill Slusher’s Nov. 15 letter. To start, why do I claim the question “what could I do before Bush that I cannot do now” is irrelevant. The situation is analogous to the lottery. If I win the lottery, it may well change my life. If I don’t win, it will not impact me in any way.

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Tonasket Middle School first quarter honor roll

Top Honors (4.0)

Sixth Grade: Daniela Capote, Savannah Clinedinst, Brisa Leep, Norma Ramos and Kjeld Williams.

Seventh Grade: Katelyn Antuna and Addison Salzman.

Eighth Grade: Nicolette Flores, Adine Johnson, Cayla Monroe, Desiree Peterson, Katy Smith and Anthony Verhasselt.

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George Robert Wilson

George Robert Wilson went to the Lord on Nov, 15, 2007 at the Assisted Living in Tonasket.

He was born May 10, 1927 to Newton and Anna Wilson in San Diego, Calif. He was raised in Los Angeles and finished school there. He then joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii during World War II.

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Mae S. Kirkendall

Mae Kirkendall, 98, of Riverside, passed away on Nov. 14, 2007 at Wockner Hospice Center, Kirkland, Wash.

She was born at Sprague, Wash. on Aug. 1, 1909. Her parents were Halley Howe and Ada Pierce Howe. She was preceded in death by Charlie, Kenneth and Bill Howe and five sisters, Grace Giffing, Pansy Blankenship, Daisy Finley, Rose Cotton and Eva Rogers.

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Community Bulletin Board 9

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.

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We need to reclaim what is ours

As I drove to work yesterday Paul Harvey was on the radio. In years past this would have been the bastion of the conservative right. I know the times are a changing however, when Paul himself is questioning the moral compass of our nation. When he is questioning whether there is any liberty left for citizens.

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Looking forward to working with reporter

I wanted to extend a special welcome to your new reporter Amy Veneziano. I have met and talked with her on two different occasions and she seems to be a very eager and attentive reporter. I am looking forward to working with her in the future, especially with our events at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket.

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