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Albert Laval Maden

Albert Laval Maden, age 73, of Tonasket, died on December 11, 2018 at home surrounded by close family after a battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1945 in South Bend, Washington to parents Mary C. and Ellis Maden.

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Update: 19 cases of whooping cough in Okanogan County public health officials warn

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Health Department officials say 19 people in the county have whooping cough – up from 9 last week. The health department urges families to make sure everyone in your home is up to date on whooping cough vaccine to help prevent this serious illness. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent whooping cough. While some vaccinated people may still catch it, their illness is usually much milder than in an unvaccinated person.

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William Albert Grunst

Bill was called to heaven to join his wife, Liz, just short of what would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary this month. Raised in Marcus and Evans, Washington,,,

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County Health confirms 13 cases of whooping cough

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health has 13 confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) in the Oroville, Tonasket and Omak area.

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Mildred B. Thayer

Mildred B. Thayer was born August 10, 1921 in Seattle, Washington to Daniel A. Knowlton and Blanche E. Knowlton of Auburn, Washington.

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Barbara Elaine Morrison

Barbara Elaine Morrison (Hill), 74, of Wenatchee, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday 21 of November 2018, after a courageous 4-year battle with breast cancer. Barb was born in Tonasket to Harold and Annie (Wilson) Hill on August 29, 1944.

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Betty Hall Stewart

Betty L. Baldwin-Meese-Hart-Hall-Stewart, age 89, of Oroville died on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Regency of Omak. She was born September 2, 1929 in Healdsburg, California to parents Alvie and Letha Baldwin.

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New pharmacy coming to Tonasket in 2019

TONASKET — Just when Tonasket thought it was going to be without a pharmacy after Roy’s Pharmacy, a decades long institution, shuttered its doors, word comes that in the spring or summer of 2019 a new pharmacy will be opening.

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Premium collection for Paid Family and Medical Leave program starts Jan. 1, 2019

OLYMPIA – Premium collection for Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Seventh Legislative District lawmakers elected to leadership positions

OLYMPIA – All three members of the 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber – will serve in leadership posts when the 2019 legislative session begins in January.

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