Tonasket High School students honored local veterans in a special assembly held last Friday, Nov. 9. Roger Castelda (far left) was one of several veterans gathered on the stage to speak with the students during the assembly.

Tonasket students honor veterans with special assembly

TONASKET – Local veterans turned out for the Tonasket High School Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 9. About a dozen veterans attended the morning event, with a packed house of middle and high school students, community members and other visitors.

Several local veterans were honored during the assembly for their service, and some chose to speak. They were later presented with roses by students.

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Orma Irene Hagy

Orma Irene Hagy, 86, Okanogan, passed away at the Harmony House Assisted Living Facility in Brewster on Oct. 27, 2007.

She was born July 7, 1921 to Ralph W. and Lela M. (Collier) Hubbard in Tonasket.

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Community Bulletin Board 6

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 the Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.

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Getting lost can be rewarding in itself

I am not a member of the National Organization for Women, but in my 80 years have observed men professionally as well as non. I enjoyed publisher Bill Forhan’s article and wish to respond with my “tidbits.”

We have a bicameral brain (two-chambered). The right brain sees in pictures in contrast to thinking in words. It is also capable of photographic memory. It is able to see events and grasp the whole overall picture at once in an instant.

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Pray you don’t have to go through this

I’m writing this letter in response to Mr. Dixon’s letter. Mr. Dixon, can you truthfully say you’ve never had a drink then got in your car and driven? I don’t know too many of us who haven’t.

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Mine the ocean not the mountain

I listened to an interview recently on Canadian radio (CBC) with a man who described the Nautilus Project for Undersea Mining. He said massive deposits of gold, copper and zinc have been located in the oceans and that mining these deposits will be fully functioning by 2010. In two years!

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Hiring Safco ‘a good choice’

Safco Excavating has gone back to Idaho. They were the guys who did the new sewer in the south end of town. In my opinion they did an excellent job while they were in town. They treated us and our yard with the utmost respect and consideration.

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Until we meet again

We would like to take this opportunity to say a very special thank you. Your support, encouragement and friendship mean more than you will ever know.

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Another view of health car

The health care article by your publisher Bill Forhan does need a response.

Mr. Forhan is correct when he states that we must all ask hard questions regarding our nation’s health care system. He overlooked two important questions regarding health care: Why is it that so many people in the U.S. declare bankruptcy or need to sell their home because of a costly health care crisis? And why is the U.S.A. the only developed country that does not have universal health care for all of its citizens and workers?

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Hospital vs Eagles

Our town is blessed with some great opportunities if we simply have the courage to see the possibilities. Self-serving or hidden agendas may create a schism in the community which is the antithesis of the purpose behind the hospital and the Eagles. They both exist to serve the community. So does Tonasket City Council. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for the hospital addition and remodel. I campaigned and voted for the bond issue.

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Photo by Bob ThorntonJacob Longmire of Tonasket at the two mile point at the state meet in Pasco on Saturday.

Tiger Jacob Longmire runs well in his first time at state

PASCO – Tonasket Tiger Jacob Longmire was the sole runner from the cross country team to make it to state this year and ran one of his smartest races, according to Coach Bob Thornton.

“Jacob ran very well in his first ever state cross country meet,” said Thornton.

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