The Lady Tigers traveled to Chelan to take on the Lady Mountain Goats last Tuesday, Oct. 23, but were unable to change the fortunes of the league-leading team.Tiger Coach Nellie Kirk said it’s hard to play the team that hasn’t lost as your last league

Tonasket takes sixth at district tourney

LEAVENWORTH – Tonasket ended their season with a sixth-place finish in the Caribou Trail League district volleyball tournament held at Cascade last Saturday.

Finishing sixth in the league with a record of five wins and nine losses was enough to edge the Lady Tigers into the tournament. They took on third-place Okanogan in the first round of district play and the Lady Bulldogs won the match in three games straight 25-21, 25-18 and 25-19.

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Oroville School Menu

Friday, Nov. 2: Breakfast: Cereal and Toast, Fruit & Milk. Lunch: Nachos, Chili, Tomatoes & Olives, Melon and Milk Varieties.

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Lynn Rainsberry

Friends and acquaintances of Lynn Rainsberry are invited to a Musical Memorial on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at the Oroville American Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m.

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Wilbur Bruce ‘Mac’ McPherson

June 26, 1920 – Oct. 12, 2007

“He fought the good fight.”

After nearly a two-year battle with cancer, Wilbur Bruce ‘Mac’ McPherson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. A successful businessman, philanthropist, community leader, author, poet, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and beloved friend and sweetheart, he will be missed by many. A self-made man, who never forgot his roots, Mac was born in Toppenish, Wash. to Anna Rose and Robert Ross McPherson.

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Emma ‘Skip’ Black

Emma “Skip” Black passed away at the age of 101 on Oct. 19, 2007 in Tonasket. She was born on July 30, 1906 in West Pittston, Penn.

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Your voice can lead to change in poverty

My Board of Directors has requested that I submit press releases to the media to let the public know about all that we accomplish at Okanogan Community Action with the dollars that are granted to us by county, state and federal sources. While I encourage everyone who needs help to apply for everything from heating assistance to home weatherization to food stamps, or more — frankly, we’re in a bind if I “blow our horn” too loud.

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Dog was a predator allowed to prowl

We are writing in response to “Why murder our puppy?” letter to the editor dated Sept. 27, 2007.

Why, indeed! Why should a dog be killed after almost two years of repeated requests to the owner to please keep her predatory dogs on her property?

An incident of May 31, 2006 of her dog finding its way through our 6 ft.

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Pearson should endorse public lands grazing

In response to Jim Pearson’s column about grazing on Public Lands dated Oct. 4, 2007, I would like to set the record straight on some of his false “blanket” statements.

His statement that “grazing on public lands always equals overgrazing” just isn’t true. The majority of cattlemen with Forest Service permits are responsible managers and follow the regulations set forth in their permit, such as: utilization standards, when to turn out, where to graze, when to remove and how many head are allowed.

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Our freedoms facing ‘death of a thousand cuts’

I always enjoy Bill Slusher’s letters, even when I disagree with him. In Bill’s most recent letter to the Gazette-Tribune; I agree with most of what he states; I particularly agree with his closing paragraph that there are snakes on the plane and we’re doing nothing but look out the window (Although we may disagree on who and what some of the “snakes” are).

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Grateful for help with benefit

I would like to thank all of the wonderful folks that helped with the Ken (Doc) Taylor benefit dinner and auction that went off without a hitch. Without the generosity of the Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce and the Eagles Club of Oroville and Tonasket, this event would not have gotten off the ground. To all the folks who gave either cash donations or items for auction, I would like to extend a heart felt thank you to each and every one of you, thank you.

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CRACK UP - Consulo Padilla is normally a fast apple packer for Gold Digger Apples, but teasing by her fellow workers as she posed for a picture led to a temporary break in the action as she got a case of the giggles. Padilla was packing for Gold Digger at

Market prices looking good

NORTH COUNTY – Managers at the two remaining packing houses in north Okanogan County agree that this year’s apple crop looks especially good and current apple prices should mean decent returns for growers.

“We’re almost done with Fujis, we still have a few coming in from the Brewster and Omak area,” said Greg Moser last week. “All the rest of our varieties like red and golden delicious are already off the trees.”

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