Frances Lenora Bork

Frances Lenora (nee Gough) Bork passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at Sunnybank Centre in Oliver at the age of 97 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her sons John (Elizabeth), Walter (Joyce) and David (Mary) and her daughter Elsa (Grant Lewis). Also missing their Grandma are her 20 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Frances was predeceased by her husband John in 1965; her daughters, Gertrude, Margaret and Medy Penner; son, Conrad and brother, Albert.

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Carlos F. Swayze

Carlos F. Swayze, Okanogan, beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away surrounded by his family on Dec. 2, 2007 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Tonasket Lady Tiger Cierra Silverthorn takes to the sky in a volleyball match against Lake Roosevelt. Silverthorn was among those named for an honorable mention by the Caribou Trail League.Silverthorn earns honorable mention for CTL All-League Volleyball

Silverthorn earns honorable mention for CTL All-League Volleyball

The Caribou Trail League announced the all-league players in girls’ volleyball.

The CTL All-League Volleyball MVP was Izzy Barth (Chelan) and Libero was Amanda Van Diest (Chelan). First team was Katie McQuaid (Chelan), Hilary Parton and Ashley Wright (Cascade), Liz Rosas and Reghan Thronson (Okanogan) and Brooke Springer (Omak).

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Team “Green Edge,” (L-R) Teen coach Jonathan Snyder, Dan Kiesecker, Robin Snyder, Elizabeth Clemen and Lindsey Prince. The team won a berth to the state tournament held Dec. 8 in Bellevue, team coach Martha Bosch said. Inspired by the Sunny Okanogan,

Tonasket Middle School team “Green Edge” competes in FIRST Lego League

TONASKET – Green energy is more then a campaign idea to five Tonasket students.

For them, green energy is fun, exciting – even educational.

“Green Edge,” a team from Tonasket Middle School, has spent the last month and half – or so – putting together a green robot and designing a green house for FIRST Lego League (FLL).

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Architect Dave Frunkland, from Yakima, talked about the proposed North Valley Hospital renovations at length with a packed crowd Nov. 27. Most of the council meeting was spent on the proposed plans, addressing a sometimes-hostile crowd - Photo by Amy Vene

Council meeting draws big crowd

A standing-room-only crowd greeted Nov. 27′s city council meeting, eager to voice their opinions, whether supportive or objective, to the North Valley Hospital’s proposed expansion plans.

Though the hospital asked for a delay in the decision to vacate 2nd Street, the council still allowed public comment. The new meeting was scheduled for Jan. 22, 2008.

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Annabell (Points) Bloomer

On Nov. 30, 2007 a gentle, loving spirit left this world to be with the Lord and her beloved husband. Annabell (Points) Bloomer was in Wenatchee with her family by her side.

Annabell was born in Stone County, Missouri. on Dec. 11, 1916 to Wes and Arvilla Points; she was one of seven children. Annabell grew up on the family farm in Crane, Missouri. On Sept. 28, 1940 she married Ralph V. Bloomer of Galena, Missouri where they farmed in Stone County until they moved to Oroville.

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Question chamber candidate’s motives

Since Mr. Solberg is seeking to be elected as the 2008 Oroville Chamber of Commerce President, I feel compelled to speak out and question his overall veracity, professional conduct and ability to provide competent leadership for the town or Oroville.

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Should have talked with Eagles from the beginning

Regarding the packed out Tonasket City Council Meeting, Tuesday night, Nov. 27th, the comments by the public, both from the hospital and the Tonasket Eagles, Aerie 3002, were interesting to be heard face to face. It appears there have been some very disappointed recipients of false promises. That always gets the same result.

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Much happening at the CCC

We’re very excited to announce that the Community Cultural Center (CCC) will be installing an electric heat pump into the front half of the building in December. For any of you who have spent time in the building in the winter or summer, I’m sure you can appreciate what this means. It will finally be warm in the winter and cool in the summer! Many thanks to the Tonasket Community Theatre, Okanogan Family Faire, the Saturna Corp. and the individuals who have donated to this project.

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Spirit of community keeps us here

I want to thank students, parents and the community for their support of Tonasket schools. Tonasket Elementary School had its fifth Family Fun Night on Nov. 29. The night included reading activities sponsored by Tonasket Americorps, Scholastic Book Fair and a family movie. The attendance for this event was at an all time high, with 248 people attending. Thank you for having education as a high priority and making our Family Fun Nights such a huge success.

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Still can’t cite loss of freedom

After all Mason Hess’s recent protests and despite his laughable earlier declaration of American life as indistinguishable from “marshal law,” he still can’t name a single thing — out of all those rights and liberties he claims the Bushies have decimated — that he could do pre-Bush that he can’t do now as a result of a Bush policy.

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