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I hate to say I told you so — but I told you so

During the previous administration my liberal minded friends would routinely ask me if I was sorry I had voted for Bush yet. Well, now I submit that same question about Obama – are you sorry yet?

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Letters to the Editor, Week 34

Content of their character causes concern



I’m writing in response toDan Dixon’s letter insinuating that I, along with other white men who didn’twant to see Sonya Sotomayor appointed to the Supreme Court now think we “arebeing turned into second class citizens.” The point in my last letter was thatS.S. is not qualified because she is an activist judge and that her decisionsas an appeallet court judge bear that out. She opposed a group of fireman in areverse discrimination law suit. But maybe, from her point of view there is nosuch thing as reverse discrimination.

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Letters to the Editor Week 33

Nurse was calm and kind

Dear Editor,

We are looking to thank a nurse who lives somewhere in Nighthawk. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were in a very bad car accident…

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Officer Chris Patterson

Over 300 show support for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson

OROVILLE – Over 300 dinners were served during a benefit dinner for Oroville Police Officer Chris Patterson, who hit a cow with his patrol car on Wednesday, June 24.

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A fire on Whiskey Mountain being fought on Thursday, July 23. The fire, along with 97 others in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Ponderay counties, as well as the north half of Lincoln County, were caused by lighting strikes from July 23 through Sunday, July

Ninety-eight fires caused by lightening in NC Washington

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Ninety-eight fires were caused by lightning from Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26.

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Oroville City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Jones being honored by Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth for 35 years of dedicated service to the city. Photo by Emily Hanson

Oroville will assume ownership of state park

OROVILLE – The City Council signed a resolution stating their intent to assume ownership and operation of the Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park facility during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21.

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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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