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Letters to the Editor Week 47

Something stinks

Good friends of mine bought a home in AeneasValley in 1994. Their home has a septic system that was installed byprofessional installers at Herriman Speedy Septic Tank, Inc. Herriman, Inc.obviously did a great job on the installation, because my friends have neverhad any problem whatsoever with their septic system during the 16 years theyhave lived in their home.

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Marie Elizabeth Turner

Marie Elizabeth Turner, age 80, of Molson died on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born on Aug. 8, 1930 to Olie and Jessie Rise, at her grandparent’s home on Fletcher Mountain near Molson.

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Margaret ‘Nan’ Diamond

Margaret ‘Nan’ Diamond

Margaret “Nan” Ann Diamond, 71, of Tonasket, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010.

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Lacey Hirst-Pavek waits in handcuffs to be transported out of Douglas County Superior Court after a jury found her guilty of all charges, including first degree premeditate murder Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the killing of Michelle Kitterman.

Hirst-Pavek guilty of first degree murder

WATERVILLE – The jury in the murder trial of Lacey Hirst-Pavek reached a guilty verdict just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 after beginning deliberations at 9 a.m.

Hirst-Pavek was on trial for her involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman during the early morning hours of March 1, 2009. Kitterman’s family, mother Tracy, twin sister Danielle and older sister Melinda were in Douglas County Superior Court along with other family and friends to hear the verdict.

At 2:15 p.m., Judge John Hotchkiss announced the jury’s guilty verdict for Hirst-Pavek’s charges of first degree premeditated murder and first degree manslaughter of an unborn quick child. Hirst-Pavek’s parents and assorted family members were also in the courtroom when she was declared guilty of all charges, including the aggravated circumstances of an accomplice using a deadly weapon and knowing the victim was pregnant before the crime was committed.

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The only seniors on the Tonasket High School volleyball team, Jessica Rhoads, Taylor Ayers and Jayden Hawkins, enjoyed their final official get-together with the team at the volleyball banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Photo by Terry Mills

Awards presented at volleyball banquet

TONASKET – Members of the Tonasket High School 2010 volleyball team were presented with awards during their banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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Stephen Abel

Stephen ‘TP’ R. Abel

Stephen “TP” R. Abel, 46, passed away Saturday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.

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John Antone Gruzensky

John Antone Gruzensky, age 89 of Oroville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.

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Kevin Barry Owsley

Kevin Owsley was born July 19, 1966 in Troy, N.Y. and passed away Nov. 1, 2010 in Lakewood, Wash.

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Letters to the Editor, Week 46

Limit religious freedoms?

Watchingthe news about the Western Boro Church! If it is a church it belongs to Satanas far as I can see. When the belief of any group of people race’s hate orwhat, can jeopardize the liberty and freedom or even lives or destroy what thisnation stands for, then I believe there should be some kind of law orlimitation on what freedom really is!

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The Tonasket High School Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 10 was well attended by local veterans. Shown in the front row left to right are: Wallace Moore, Bill Ogilvie, Gordon Stanpland and Ray Attwood; in the middle, left to right are: George Fra

THS ‘honored those who served’ at Veterans Day assembly

TONASKET – The theme of the 2010 Tonasket High School Veterans Day Assembly, held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, was “We honor those who served” and the students accomplished this through poetry readings, song and more.

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