TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board and hospital administrator Warner Bartleson have had several meetings with the Tonasket Eagles and the city in preparation for the Jan. 22 City Council meeting when the vacation of Second Street will be revisited.
TONASKET – The CONEVyT program, for native Spanish-speakers struggling to learn English, began again Jan. 7 at a portable on Tonasket School District grounds.
CONEVyT (pronounced Cone-aye-Veet) is a Spanish acronym for Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Educaci&#243;n para la Vida y el Trabajo (the National Council for Education for Life and Work). It is a national program designed by the Mexican government to help educate people in Spanish first, before moving them into an English program, said program director Martha Bosch.
911 Calls/Jail Bookings
Friday, December 28
A report from Shumway Rd. near Omak of a hit-and-run accident with property damage.
A one vehicle non-injury accident occurred on Old Riverside Hwy. near Riverside.
A one vehicle non-injury accident occurred on B&O Rd. near Okanogan.
A report from a business on Elmway in Okanogan of a theft. Two large bags of M&M’s were taken, the suspects were videotaped in the store and their vehicle.
A report from Queen St. in Okanogan of an intoxicated male lying in the road.
With all the turmoil, tension, unrest and fearful living going on today, I often ask myself; Am I my brothers keeper? Do I have to be concerned about the person who smells differently because he hasn’t taken a bath in a few weeks? Do I really have to be concerned about a person who has different skin color than I do? Or speaks a different language or who believes God doesn’t exist or has a different religious belief than I do?Well, yeah, I do, and so do you!
You have to laugh when you hear former governors Mitt Romney and Mike
Huckabee say if elected they will bring fresh faces and new ideas to Washington. Didn’t we hear that from former governors Carter, Reagan,
Clinton and Bush?
On Jan. 3 I had to go to the post office to pick up my mail because the mail carrier said that she had got stuck twice trying to deliver my mail. She had given me a notice and then a second, so I tried to take care of it with what I had, but, not good enough.
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.
County Planning Meetings
OKANOGAN – Be involved in shaping your neighborhood and attend an Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan meeting at either of the following locations: Oroville/ Tonasket area on Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. at Yo Yo’s Restaurant in Oroville; or the Chesaw/ Wauconda area on Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. at the Chesaw Community Building. Help Okanogan County plan for the future. For more information call (509) 422-7160.
On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, Larry went to meet the Lord, passing away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Sharon; sons: Matthew, Trevor and Jason and their wives; daughter, Leslie; nine grandchildren; three sisters: Elva Helm, Karen Cockle and Marilyn (Becky) Cross and two brothers: Alfred Rise and Ralph Rise.
‘B.J.’ Jean VanDyck, 68, Oroville, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Okla. B.J. moved to the Okanogan Valley in June of 2002 after a long and happy life of homes between here and California, including 17 years on a tug boat at 2nd Mate in Anacortes, Wash. Jean was first and foremost a wife and mother of her seven children plus adopted ones, as well as a foster parent in her last years of her life. Her hobbies included making dolls and home renovation.