Looking forward to working with reporter

I wanted to extend a special welcome to your new reporter Amy Veneziano. I have met and talked with her on two different occasions and she seems to be a very eager and attentive reporter. I am looking forward to working with her in the future, especially with our events at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket.

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Never intended to offend with letter

I guess its time to defend myself once more. Cynthia Dickerson, I am sorry if my last letter offended you, or any of your family. That was never the intent. You read a message meant for the masses and took it as an attack on your grandson. Re-read the last paragraph, this time with emphasis on the words “this” and “still.” I was not referring to your grandson; I was referring to those who refuse to learn from such tragedies.

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A few would ruin park for the many

Just came back from a walk in “Dog Poop Park!” Truly, a desecration of a public place and a beautiful park that carries the name of a respected local icon.

I wanted to linger a while longer there this day. It’s such a nice place. And a lot of labor goes into maintaining a beautiful park for we residents of Oro to enjoy ballgames, outings, walk arounds and other recreation. Thank you, to the City of Oroville for your wonderful work.

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Advice for new Chevy dealer

Competitive competition and new businesses are positive additions to our area, but here is a bit of friendly advice to the new boy in town. If you have the best prices, we will know it. If you have the best service, we will know it. If your deals are honorable, we will know it. And if not, we’ll know that too.

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About 100 people came to the Sitzmark Ski Club’s benefit auction Nov. 19, where they ate, mingled and bid in both silent and live auctions to benefit the ski area.

Sitzmark benefit auction raises more than $6,000 for ski club

TONASKET – The Skitzmark Ski Club slalomed closer to the season with a benefit auction Nov. 17 at the Tonasket Eagles Club, raising more than $6,000.

About 100 people turned out for the silent auction and dinner, and more arrived later to bid during a live auction. Silent auction items ranged from a basket of potatoes, ski items and gift certificates at local spas.

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Tonasket Tiger Quarterback Sean Timmerman draws back for a pass. Timmerman made the first team for the CTL All League Football as a quarterback on offense and as a lineman on defense, as well as a punter.

CTL selects first team honors

The All-League football team for the Caribou Trail League in fall 2007 has been announced with Tonasket Quarterback Sean Timmerman on the first team for offense and linemen Timmerman and Jeff Hunlock on first team for defense. Brewster Bears Coach Eddie Ashworth was named Coach of the Year.

The first offensive team includes linemen Gabe Webster (Brewster), Juan Melendrez and Ross Rumann (Cascade), Andrew Gubsch and David Parker (Cashmere) and Cody Olsen (Chelan). Running backs were Jon Betz and Dylan Emmons (Cascade), Tanner Wood (Cashmere) and Derrick Talley (Chelan). Quarterback was Sean Timmerman (Tonasket) and Derik Todd (Cashmere). Tight end was Lucas McComas (Cascade). Wide receivers were Jasen Brown (Brewster), Trevor Davis (Cashmere) and Brett Linehan (Chelan). Kicker was Herman Hernandez (Cashmere).

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Francis B. Gregory

Francis B. Gregory was born Aug. 13, 1917 in Colville, Wash. He passed away peacefully at his home following a short illness on Oct. 31, 2007, surrounded by loving friends and family.

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Tomma

On Nov. 7, 2007 Eugene ‘Gene’ Tomma was laid to rest in Nicola Valley, B.C. Eugene was born May 11, 1953 in Merritt, B.C. and passed on Nov, 3, 2007 in the Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.

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Community Bulletin Board 8

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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Oroville 1st quarter Honor Rolls

Oroville Elementary 1st quarter Honor Roll

4.00

4th Grade: Faith Martin

6th Grade: Gabriela Capote, Tianna Hoover and Cruz Ortega

3.80 – 3.99

4th Grade: Daniel Castrejon, Isabella Karabinas, Faith Taylor and Jenna Valentine.

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Esther Naomi VanWoert

Esther Naomi VanWoert died on Nov. 5, 2007 at North Valley Long Term Care Facility, she was 92.

Naomi was born on Jan. 21, 1915 in Beansville, Ontario to parents Elmer and Bessie Juday. She came to Washington with her parents at a young age, first to Wenatchee and later to Oroville where her father was a minister and orchardist. After graduating from high school in Oroville, Naomi spent four years working to finance a year of college at Washington State College.

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