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Firefighters continue to monitor wildfire near Canadian Border

TONASKET – Wildfire season has arrived early this year as firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District are working together with Washington DNR and British Columbia Fire to monitor and actively manage a small wildfire along the United States-Canadian border.

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Melvine M. Verbeck

Melvin M. Verbeck, age 84 of Oroville, went home peacefully to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 with his beloved wife and daughter by his side. He was born August 31, 1930 in Olympia to parents Gaylen and Helen Verbeck.

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John ‘Seth’ Elliott

John “Seth” Elliott, age 71, of Brownwood, Texas passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at a local nursing home in Brownwood. Seth was born to Norman and Edith (Andersen) Elliott on February 27, 1944 in Miami, Florida.

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Tori Kindred elected State FBLA President

SPOKANE – Washington State FBLA state competition included over 2000 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element again this year included the campaigning and preparation by Tori Kindred for state president as well as Ellamae Burnell for regional vice president representing the North Central Region.

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Juanita M. Livingston

Juanita M. Livingston passed away on April 4, 2015 in the early morning hours at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.

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Linsey J. Manuel

Linsey J. Manuel, age 58, passed away April 21, 2015 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee with family at his side. He was born November 30, 1956 in Tonasket to parents Angus and Irene Manuel.

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Judith Ellen Marts

Judith Ellen Marts

Judith Ellen Marts left this world on April 19, 2015 at the age of 75 to join her dear departed loved ones. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
Judy was born to Robert and Betty Hesseltine, the only daughter of four children on December 13, 1939 in Mason City, Wash

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Forrest ‘Forry’ Dean Boyer

Forrest Dean Boyer, “Forry,” went to be with our Lord on April 25, 2015. Forry was born January 7, 1938 in Sprague, Washington.

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Firefighters continue to monitor fire near Canadian Border

OROVILLE — Firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District are continuing to monitor US portion of the small fire at the United States-Canadian Border north of Chopaka Mountain. The fire is under unified command between United States and Canadian Governments. It is on lands managed by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

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Jeff ‘Mersh’ Mershon

Jeff “Mersh” Mershon, 48, lost his courageous battle to Metastatic Melanoma Cancer on April 7th, 2015, at home with his family at his side.

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