I’m writing this letter in response to Mr. Dixon’s letter. Mr. Dixon, can you truthfully say you’ve never had a drink then got in your car and driven? I don’t know too many of us who haven’t.
I listened to an interview recently on Canadian radio (CBC) with a man who described the Nautilus Project for Undersea Mining. He said massive deposits of gold, copper and zinc have been located in the oceans and that mining these deposits will be fully functioning by 2010. In two years!
Safco Excavating has gone back to Idaho. They were the guys who did the new sewer in the south end of town. In my opinion they did an excellent job while they were in town. They treated us and our yard with the utmost respect and consideration.
The health care article by your publisher Bill Forhan does need a response.
Mr. Forhan is correct when he states that we must all ask hard questions regarding our nation’s health care system. He overlooked two important questions regarding health care: Why is it that so many people in the U.S. declare bankruptcy or need to sell their home because of a costly health care crisis? And why is the U.S.A. the only developed country that does not have universal health care for all of its citizens and workers?
Our town is blessed with some great opportunities if we simply have the courage to see the possibilities. Self-serving or hidden agendas may create a schism in the community which is the antithesis of the purpose behind the hospital and the Eagles. They both exist to serve the community. So does Tonasket City Council. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for the hospital addition and remodel. I campaigned and voted for the bond issue.
PASCO – Tonasket Tiger Jacob Longmire was the sole runner from the cross country team to make it to state this year and ran one of his smartest races, according to Coach Bob Thornton.
“Jacob ran very well in his first ever state cross country meet,” said Thornton.
OROVILLE – After electing a slate of officers at their Thursday, Nov. 1 meeting, the newly reformed Lake Osoyoos Association was told by a representative of the Department of Ecology that there would be some state help available to monitor lake quality.
Monitoring and testing Lake Osoyoos’ water quality for plant and animal life and for human use and consumption was adopted as the association’s number one goal. Other goals include determining the causes of water pollution and advising the public and appropriate government agencies of their findings, as well as helping these agencies in carrying out programs to improve the quality of the lake. Monitoring lake management and shoreline development and public education are the group’s other main goals.
On Oct. 26 the Hickenbottom family was presented with the Legacy Family of the Year Award by the Western Washington University Alumni Association. Adding to the honor is the fact that this is the first time the association has given such an award. The Hickenbottoms were chosen by their peers in the WWU Alumni Association to be “distinguished and deserving of recognition at the highest level.”
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.