OROVILLE – With praise for their years of service, the Oroville School Board approved the resignation of fellow director Jerry Nelson and elementary teacher David Taylor.
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Dennis Ray Frazier was born on March 24, 1955 to Lola Mae Willis in Tonasket. He was raised with his siblings: Billie, Carol, Steve, Patti, Clifford, Teresa and Cindy. He attended Oroville Schools while growing up and in 1973, with his love, Joy, his daughter, Jessica Robin was born. He doted and cherished her very much.
TONASKET – The new officers of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce were installed during the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 20.
Geraldine F. Lay, of Omak, age 78, died peacefully at home on Jan. 13, 2011, of natural causes. Gerry, as most people knew her, was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Tonasket and grew up in Loomis with her parents, Iona A. Dexter and James F. Dexter.
Beulah Ruth Lakin, age 89, of Oroville died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.
It seems many are trying to use the tragedy in Tucson to lobby for limitations on free speech or increased limits on the sale of guns and ammunition. As usual we seem to want to allow the acts of the most disturbed and antisocial members of our society to set the limits on the freedom of the most responsible.
TONASKET – The training at North Valley Hospital for the Veteran’s Administration contract is scheduled to start by the end of this month, Administrator Linda Michel announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed a new member to fill the seat vacated by Connie Maden at the end of 2010 during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council hosted a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to speak with residents of the Seventh Street/Mill Drive area about the city’s plans to annex the area and provide water and sewer.
Dialing back the rhetoric
The shootings in Arizona were a tragedy that shouldn’t havehappened. No one who is elected to public office should be in fear of beingkilled for serving his or her constituents. And no one that goes to see theirelected official should have to fear being killed by gunfire. With the killingof innocent bystanders and the serious wounding of U.S. RepresentativeGabrielle Giffords some of our public servants might think twice before meetingwith the electorate and that too would be a tragedy.