OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a preliminary 2008 budget that is $92,505 more than the amended 2007 budget and still doesn’t include several items like city hall expansion, sewer improvements and a hoped-for airport grant.
As I drove to work yesterday Paul Harvey was on the radio. In years past this would have been the bastion of the conservative right. I know the times are a changing however, when Paul himself is questioning the moral compass of our nation. When he is questioning whether there is any liberty left for citizens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.