Letters to the Editor

Deeply touched by May Fest honor

Dear Gary,
A heartfelt thank you to the May Day Committee for honoring us as the Grand Marshals of the parade and to the Oroville community for your warm and loving support, greetings and cheers throughout the festivities.

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Appreciate courthouse security improvements

Dear Editor,

We want to extend our sincere appreciation to County Commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell for their forward thinking approach to improved security in our courthouse. Rather than wait for tragedy to strike, our Commissioners, in recognition of citizens’ needs to feel confident and safe in seeking access to courthouse services, adopted a resolution creating a courthouse security officer position.

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Similkameen to be sacrificed for PUD

Dear Gary,

The Similkameen River is thundering over Coyote Falls, down through her canyon west of Oroville and putting on a show for all eager to witness the raw power of nature. Snow melt coming down the watershed, raising Palmer Lake, bringing new life into this diverse ecosystem as it has for 10,000 years. The river and all the life it sustains is a priceless treasure, and a source of life we must preserve and protect.

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Molson Grange needs new roof

Dear Editor,

I know you have been to a few events at the Molson Grange Hall and know how important it is to local communities and even friends of Molson that live far far away now. The Molson Grange organization continues to be one of the most active in Washington State, but we have a huge problem. For over a decade we have patched the flat roof of the historic old building and have failed to stop the leaks. To save the Grange Hall we need a new roof. The Grange is adamant to have this done right and estimates are it will cost just under $40,000.

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Made the big splash a big success

Dear Gary,

To the Tonasket Citizens: The Big Splash BBQ was such a success and so much fun. We accomplished our goal of promoting the Tonasket Water Ranch and raised $5000 as well.

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Well done Oroville

Dear Editor,

Over the last two weekends we have had company at our house in Oroville. Each of those weekends we and our company went out on the town, visiting Hometown Pizza, which is always so good. We also visited the new Pastime, what a great job the new owners have done with it. We met Vicky the owner and had a very interesting conversation with her. When we left there we stopped in to the plaza for a an hour or so before calling it a night.

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Do all we can to save hospital

Dear Gary,

I can no longer stay silent about our great hospital here in Tonasket. Maybe I am naive about many things that transpire at the hospital, but I can’t believe that I am the only one who supports them fully.

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Still intend to seek recall of NVH Commissioners

Dear Editor,

To the North Okanogan County Community: By now, we are sure you have heard about the withdrawal of our petition for recall of all Okanogan County Public Hospital District #4 (OCPHD#4) Board of Commissioners. After listening to the judge’s reasoning regarding his ruling on the preliminary injunction to stop the closure of the Tonasket Assisted Living on Tuesday March 19th, our realizations of some procedural errors,

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NVH Commissioners need to see bigger picture

Dear Editor,

I think the Tonasket Hospital Commissioners need to realize the bigger picture. They have been on county warrants and this involves the whole county. Are there those of us out there that would support the continued use of warrants to support any of our hospital systems, if they were being run efficiently? Without a doubt.

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Appreciate the generous benefit on our behalf

Dear Gary,

Tony and I want to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for the benefit put on for me in Chesaw on March 2nd! Thank You for the hard work and generosity of everyone who put it on and to everyone who was there. Also to Mike and Clay for providing the entertainment, you guys are great. The Lutheran Church in Havillah went above and beyond, Thank You so much.

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