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Precariously afloat on ocean of debt

While briefly discussing politics with a friend.., I commented that I wished I had the option to vote for “no President at all” because our country has been going steadily downhill for the past 50 years. Why do I feel this way? After all, the government constantly tells us we are in a period of unprecedented freedom and prosperity.

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‘…for those who love, time is eternity’

Hand-stitched quilts of old in every room; the love in them will never wash away or fade. She “touches” my hand whenever I touch her works.

Charlie and Momma are no longer on this “level.” I still experience that stage of separation when loved ones of many years are only temporarily away. Memories refuse to fade, instead, come alive, vividly stand out to take my breath away with a knowing pain in my solar plexus that beg a tear. Yet, the memories offer joys of the past.

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Benches: Traded comfort for cash

I thought my bench letter was fairly explanatory, if digested thoroughly. Let’s flip the spectrum to summer. Any day above 90 degrees with a beating sun on dark brown cement will not “cool your buns.” It will cook them. How many hot days will Oroville have next summer? As I said, the slat wood type are comfortable and useable at any temperature.

And the posture angle. Do you like to squat or lean? I guess it depends on the moment.

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Community Bulletin Board 17

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.

Open Meeting

MOLSON – Molson Grange will be having an open meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28. Potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the guest speaker will be leaders and boys from our local Boy Scouts. Come join in for an evening of food and fun and learn more about our local scouts.

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Adrian Keeshan Gallardo

Adrian Keeshan Gallardo, 66, of Oroville passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. He was born on March 1, 1942 to Pete and Agnes Gallardo in Sacramento, Calif.

Adrian had been a Longshoremen of Local No.19 in Seattle for 19 years and upon meeting his wife, Marge, they decided to move to Oroville in 1984 where they have remained ever since. Adrian loved to go fishing, do farm work, play video games and remodel things.

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Edna Hazel Howe

Born Sept. 24, 1924. A previous resident of the Oroville/Tonasket area for many years passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2008 in Mount Vernon, Wash.

She is survived by her daughters, Anna Marie Applebee, of Oroville and Bonnie Schulz of Camano Island; sons, Dennis Rollins of Carmel, Bob Howe of Oroville, Kenneth Howe of Bothell. She has nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She will be missed by all.

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Sylvia Gay Brazle

Sylvia Gay Brazle entered eternal life on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at home on the ranch.

Gay was born on March 3, 1935 in Midway, Arkansas to parents O.M. and Bess Miller. Gay grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Paris High School. She came to Oroville in the early 1950′s working at Palmer-Nelson Hardware. On Nov. 19, 1954 she married Dean Brazle in Oroville. Gay worked in the local apple warehouses and also, along with her husband, owned grocery stores in the Loomis and Oroville area.

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David Leo Peterson

David Leo Peterson was born in Tonasket, the known center of the universe, on Dec. 31, 1944 to Joy and Leo Peterson, loving parents who gave him a safe early life.

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Donations to YAC most appreciated

The Youth Activity Center (YAC) on Central in Oroville has been in operation for five years, opening our doors Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. as a drop-in center for all age kids to have a place to hang out and build relationships with adults who take the time to be there for them. Monday nights are specifically a time for junior and senior high students. With a fantastic staff of volunteers we have been able to minister to upwards of 30 to 40 kids.

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Our kids need your support for levy

Another Tonasket school levy coming up! This community has been great in their support for our school and they need you again to keep our school top notch! Our kids are our future.

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