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Oroville School Board approves extracurriculars for next year

OROVILLE – The School Board approved the extracurricular program for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular meeting on Monday, July 27.

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Pearl Verbeck

S. Pearl Longanecker Verbeck

“I have trusted in Thy loving kindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation, I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Sara Pearl Longanecker was born on July 23, 1918 to Samuel G. and Helena Bechtel Longanecker near Omak, Wash. She completed her formal education at the Tonasket Schools, graduating in June of 1936.

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Anna Marie Pridgen with life companion Terry O'Donnel at Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota

Anna Marie Pridgen

Anna Marie Pridgen, 66, devoted wife, mother of four, step-mother of two and grandmother of eight and the only friend I have in the world, truly my one love, passed away in her sleep after years of battling cancer on July 7, 2009. She left to be with her Lord while sleeping comfortably in her home, in her favorite chair.

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Three suspects in the Michelle Kiterman murder case await a ruling on DNA testing in the Okanogan County In-Custody Courtroom. They are (L-R) Tansy Fae Mathis, Brent L. Phillips and David Eugene Richards. A fourth suspect, Lacey Hirst-Pavek, is out on bai

DNA testing on sample in Kitterman murder to be done within 60 days

OKANOGAN – DNA testing on a hair sample for the Michelle Kitterman murder case will be done within the next 60 days.

The time limit was set during a hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom, overseen by Judge Christopher Culp.

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Is this truly the direction we want our country to go?

There is a revolution going on in our country. It’s not a new struggle but it should now be clear for all to see. The question posed by this revolution is just who can best provide for the needs of our citizens – the government or private industry?

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Letters to the Editor – July 16 issue

Comp. Plan moving forward,still needs improvement


Dear Editor,

Citizensfrom across Okanogan County applaud the Planning Commission’s efforts to updatethe Comprehensive Plan. The first two drafts of the document do not representall of the Citizens of Okanogan County and considerable enhancements werenecessary. 

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Mo Brown, 17, riding his board up the side of the bowl, getting ready to turn at the top.Photo by Emily Hanson

Skate Park finished; Tonasket skaters see room for improvements

TONASKET – Local skaters in the Tonasket area said they like the new skate park, but see areas for improvement.

The park, dedicated to the memory of Jerry Allstot (1982-2002), was finished by June 30. A pillar at the park states that Allstot was a member, contributor and friend of the B3 Skate Park Project.

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Photo by Emily HansonMichael Scott, 18, riding his board through the bowl in the B3 Skate Park in Tonasket on Friday, July 10.

Skate Park finished; Tonasket skaters see room for improvement

TONASKET – Local skaters in the Tonasket area said they like the new skate park, but see areas for improvement.

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Photo by Emily HansonThe Tonasket Men’s Soccer team for the 2009 Summer season. The team consists of, in alphabetical order: Rafael Aldaco, Santos Alvarez, Rigoberto Bravo, Bruno, Pedro Cocino, Tony Flores, Francisco Guzman, Erick Martinez, Angel Morale

Tonasket men’s soccer team seventh in league

TONASKET – The Tonasket men’s soccer team is seventh in their league after a 2-2 tie game against Okanogan on Saturday, July 11.

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The original cornerstone of St. Martin's Hospital, sealed on Sept. 17, 1952. The construction crew at North Valley Hospital discovered the cornerstone in the wall  of the lobby and within it they found a time capsule when they hit it with a jackhammer. Th

Time capsule from hospital’s cornerstone opened

TONASKET – A time capsule from the original cornerstone of St. Martin’s Hospital was opened during the North Valley Hospital board meeting on Thursday, June 25.

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