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Tonasket City Councilmember Jean Ramsey along with City Clerk Alice Attwood displaying the name plaque honoring the people who donated money so the Holiday Light Committee could buy new snowflake holiday lights which have been on display on poles througho

Tonasket Council working on Shoreline Master Plan

TONASKET – The city council, along with the consultant from Highlands Associates, is working on the shoreline master plan.

Kurt Danison gave the council an update on the Okanogan County Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Critical Mass Plan before talking with them about the shoreline master plan during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Danison explained to the council the Early Adopter Grant for the Shoreline Master Plans which are given to cities that adopt their shoreline master plans before 2010.

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Tonasket junior Lee Leavell, wrestling in the 145 pound weight class, holds his Okanogan opponent, Ryan Kells, in control during Tonasket’s meet in Okanogan on Thursday, Jan. 21. Leavell pinned Kells in the second round with four seconds left. Photo by

Tigers pin Okanogan 57-23

SPOKANE – After beating the Okanogan Bulldogs earlier in the week, the Tonasket wrestling team traveled to Spokane for the Dream Duals Tournament, where they didn’t fair as well.

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Tonasket junior Karen Keeton dribbles the ball down court while holding off a Brewster defender during Tonasket’s game in Brewster on Friday, Jan. 22. Photo by John F. Cleveland, II

Lady Tigers continue struggling

BREWSTER – A series of away games ended with another loss for the struggling Tonasket girls’ basketball team last week.

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Tonasket sophomore John Stedtfeld moves the ball down the court to the hoop while keeping it away from a Brewster defender during Tonasket’s away game against the Bears on Friday, Jan. 22. Photo by John F. Cleveland, II

Tigers losing streak continues

BREWSTER – The Tonasket boys’ basketball team continued their league losing streak last week with two more losses on the road.

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Sylvia Joan (Anglin) Vail

Sylvia Joan (Anglin) Vail

Sylvia Joan (Anglin) Vail passed away Jan. 14, 2010 in Monroe, Wash. Born to Lois Irene (Duvall) and Howard Marion Anglin in Bremerton , Wash. on Feb. 9, 1938, Sylvia moved with her family to Hanford, Wash. later settling in Naches where she grew up with a love of horses, holding a job at Erickson Stables. She loved to sing and loved classical and popular music from an early age. In high school, she participated in both concert band and marching band. She was an excellent seamstress. Sylvia graduated from Naches Valley High School in 1956, salutatorian of her class.

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Glen Adrian Matthew Marchand

Glen Adrian Matthew Marchand, 59, of Oroville died on Jan. 20, 2010 at home in Oroville. He was born on Sept. 21, 1950 in Penticton, B.C. to parents George and Sophie Marchand.

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Linda L. Pruitt

Linda L. Pruitt, age 82, of Tonasket died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.

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New regulation not the answer

The economy is collapsing and despite Obama’s claims to the contrary, the government cannot get us out of this. The problem is that government spending does not add any real value to the economy. All the government can do is to “redistribute the wealth.” And redistribution does nothing to expand or create new wealth… That is why communism has failed everywhere it has been tried.

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Tonasket junior Tyler Laurie holding down Warden’s Cesar Rangel as he attempts to turn him over during the 130 pound Championship Round at the Apple Pie Tournament in Tonasket on Saturday, Jan. 16. Laurie won by decision 5-2 for first place. Photo by Em

Tigers second, Hornets fifth at Apple Pie Tournament

TONASKET – The Tonasket Tigers took second place while the Oroville Hornets tied for fifth at the Apple Pie Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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Tonasket junior Brandon Hudson rolling Lake Roosevelt senior Nathan Loch over for the pin during Tonasket’s home match against the Raiders on Thursday, Jan. 14. Photo by Emily Hanson

Tigers lose to Cashmere, take down Lake Roosevelt

TONASKET – In one week, the Tonasket wrestling team lost a close match to Cashmere before taking down the ninth-raked Lake Roosevelt Raiders.

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