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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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Community Bulletin Board 4

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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Crime Report

District Court

Linsey J. Manuel, 50, Oroville, pled guilty to DUI. He was sentenced to 365 days with 320 suspended and fined a total of $2,096.

Debra S. Hopkin, 40, Okanogan, pled guilty to Reckless Driving. She was sentenced to 180 days with 179 suspended and fined a total of $1,068.

Daniel I. Hall, 26, Omak, pled guilty to third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 87 suspended and fined a total of $293.

Ronald R. Hance, 29, Omak, pled guilty to third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended and fined a total of $1,043.

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Become your own authority

Dear Editor,

Mystics, Tarot Cards, Numerology, Taoism, Zennism, and Astrology — have for eons been hiding the elusive, evasive knowledge that an individual is his own master; is solely responsible for his life and choices and the solving of his own problems. The moral precepts that he must follow are those determined to be honest by his own mind — no higher authority to answer to.

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Mourn his loss, rejoice in his memory

Dear Editor,

The tragedy of a life being extinguished years before expected is about the worst experience that can be placed on the human psyche. What a difference indeed a day can make. There is no way to look at it that gives any comfort to the grieving and shock.

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