TONASKET – The city council set a special meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2010 salaries of city employees during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
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The Catholic Church has finally decided to take a stand against the powerful Kennedy clan. Bishop Thomas Tobin has asked Senator Edward Kennedy not to take Communion because of his open support of abortion. Kennedy’s position is in direct conflict with the church’s teaching on the abortion issue.
OKANOGAN – About fifty people were in attendance for the latest meeting of the Okanogan Coalition for Property Rights at the Virginia Grainger Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 3.
TONASKET – The 2009-2010 boys’ basketball team is working hard together to improve on their record last season.
TONASKET – The Tonasket girls’ basketball team is starting fresh this year with a new coach.
TONASKET – With several returning wrestlers this season, the Tonasket wrestling team is working to maximize their potential under long-time head coach Dave Mitchell.
My wife and I sat down to watch the new Celtic Womanconcert Saturday night. Irish music has always provided me with greatinspiration and in that regard Saturday night’s offering did not disappoint.But one song in particular from this concert caught my attention, their newsong is titled, “O, America!” For me the song was a dramatic reminder of thepromise our country has provided to a troubled world.
“O, America you’re calling. I can hear you calling me.”
TONASKET – The school board was still deciding on the amount they will be trying to pass with the 2010 levy after their meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.
TONASKET – The city council voted to increase the ad valorem rate by 1.63 percent during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The increase of 1.63 percent will bring an additional $1,863 to the city over 2009′s collection of $113,939. This increase was supported by all council members except Jean Ramsey, who voted against the increase.
Now that the Democrats have voted to send their healthcare plan to be debated maybe we’ll be able to resolve the health care issue,but it’s doubtful. We’ve heard a lot about how bad the plan is from those thatoppose it – but little in the way of how to actually, really improve it. Thosethat don’t like it want to tear it down and bide their time in the hopes thatthe Democrats will lose more of their majority in the mid-term elections. Evenif that happens the Republicans won’t be able to bury the issue for anotherhalf a century.