Tonasket dentist and Kiwanian Rob Nau sells sausage at the dinner. The Kiwanis club sold bulk meat in addition to plates of cooked food. Photo by Amy Veneziano

Ground Hog Day Dinner almost a sell out in Tonasket

TONASKET – Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in Pennsylvania and snow came down outside, the mood within the high school commons was cheery as the diners ate sausage, potatoes, veggies and a selection of desserts.

It took 15 hogs and almost 400 people, but the Tonasket Kiwanis Club hopes to have raised several thousand dollars for students in the Tonasket school district during their Ground Hog Day Dinner Feb. 2.

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Court and 911 Reports 1/18-1/27, 2008

District Court

Gerald L. Johnson, 37, Okanogan, pled guilty to six counts of third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 85 suspended, 90 days on each count and fined a total of $2,358.

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Photo by Gary DeVon	Kevin Kinman credits his teammates with much of success on the basketball court. He’s been playing ball with many of them since the third grade.

Kevin Kinman scores 1000th point of his high school career

OROVILLE – They might just have to start calling Zac Kinman the “K” man — “K” as in one-thousand — one-thousand points scored over a standout high school career playing basketball for the Oroville Hornets.

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Courts & 911 Report 1/14-1/17

District Court Alyarez J. N. Bejar, 21, Tonasket, pled guilty to two counts third degree DWLS/R, Possession of Marijuana less than 40 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 90 days with 80 suspended, 90 days with 84 suspended, 90 days with 83 suspended and 90 days with 83 suspended. Robin A. Henderson, 24, Okanogan, pled guilty to Reckless Driving, and Hit-and-Run. She was sentenced to 180 days with 178 suspended and 180 days with 178 suspended. She was also fined a total of $1,378. Calvin L. True, 47, Omak, pled not guilty and was found guilty to fourth degree Assault DV. He was sentenced to 180 days with 176 suspended and fined a total of $518.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano This alley runs from the current main entrance to the hospital on Second and between the NVH business building, the Whitestone Apartments and the Eagles.

Tonasket hospital, Eagles committee close to a solution

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.

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Photo by Gary DeVon	Tim Whiteaker, the newest school director on the Oroville School Board was sworn in at the board’s Monday, Jan. 28 meeting. Whiteaker, who was sworn in by Superintendent Ernie Bartelson, works as an electrician and is in charge of ma

Oroville School Board sets levy at $771,000

OROVILLE – At their Jan. 14 meeting the Oroville School Board approved a special two-year $771,000 maintenance and operations levy to be placed before the voters on March 11.

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Native Spanish speakers receive educational opportunities

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 Educación 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.

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Courts & 911 12/28/07-1/4/08

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.

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Am I my brother’s keeper?

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!

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New ideas, what new ideas?

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?

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Time for ‘Made in USA’

Have you been reading labels? Made in China. Made in China! Where are the milinary, clothing giants, shoemakers and other manufacturers? Did we have to give them all away for the good (?) of the global economy?

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