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Our freedoms facing ‘death of a thousand cuts’

I always enjoy Bill Slusher’s letters, even when I disagree with him. In Bill’s most recent letter to the Gazette-Tribune; I agree with most of what he states; I particularly agree with his closing paragraph that there are snakes on the plane and we’re doing nothing but look out the window (Although we may disagree on who and what some of the “snakes” are).

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Grateful for help with benefit

I would like to thank all of the wonderful folks that helped with the Ken (Doc) Taylor benefit dinner and auction that went off without a hitch. Without the generosity of the Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce and the Eagles Club of Oroville and Tonasket, this event would not have gotten off the ground. To all the folks who gave either cash donations or items for auction, I would like to extend a heart felt thank you to each and every one of you, thank you.

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Community Bulletin Board 5

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.

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School menus

Oroville School Menu

Friday, Oct. 26: Breakfast: Cereal & Fruit and Milk. Lunch: Italian Dunkers, Cheesy Herb Bread, Tossed Salad, Broccoli, Pears, Bananas and Milk Varieties.

Monday, Oct. 29: Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast, Fruit and Milk. Lunch: Corn Dog, Chili, Fresh Veggies, Dixie Cup and Milk Varieties.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Toast, Fruit and Milk. Lunch: Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Tossed Salad, Brownies and Milk Varieties.

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Illegal entry of Canadian bruins

Dear Editor,

Why did the Border Patrol get involved too late with Dennis smuggling in the grizzlies from Canada?

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Frustrated by some hunters’ behavior

Dear Editor,

I really enjoy hunting season!

I really enjoy hunting season, first of all the county always tries to get our roads graded here in Chewiliken Valley before the hunters are driving over them. This year the “wash boards” were about six inches deep so it’s a challenge to drive our vehicles over them. This year they only got them partly graded so the hunters get to see what we put up with most all of the year.

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Overlooking the snakes on the plane

Dear Editor,

I have yet to meet anyone wailing about Bush and the Patriot Act “taking our rights!” who can name a single thing they could do pre-Bush that any Bush policy prevents them from doing now.

These same partisan alarmists decry anti-terrorism measures for “invading our privacy!” like library lists. Yet they are either woefully ignorant of, or choose to endorse, far more legitimate threats to what little remains of our privacy.

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Crime Report 1

Calls/Jail Bookings

Monday, October 15

A report from Fourth Ave. in Okanogan of a found wallet.

A report from Second Ave. in Okanogan of an assault.

A report from Thompson Rd. near Riverside of a theft. A lock was cut off of the reporting party’s outhouse at his cabin and a fishing boat was taken.

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Jessie Austen Weaver

Jessie Austen Weaver, 79, Tonasket, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.

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Clifford A. Beezley

Clifford Beezley, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle passed away in his sleep on Oct. 14, 2007 in North Bend, Wash. By his side was his loving wife of 62 years Mary Lou Beezley (Flint).

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