AND THEY’RE OFF - The start of the boys CTL Cross Country Championships held in Chelan last weekend. Lake Roosevelt took home championship honors for the boys and Chelan was the top finisher for the girls.

Chelan takes first place in Caribou Trail League

CHELAN – Chelan’s Lady Goats cross country team took home the first place trophy in the Caribou Trail League championships held in Chelan last Thursday.

CHS runners dominated the top 10 finishers in competition with runners from throughout the league. Chelan’s Gaby Guillen of Chelan finished second with a time of 18:32; Mari Schramm took fourth with a time of 19:26; Lindsy Fox finished sixth with a time of 19:58; and Sara Waszkewitz took ninth at 20:24 to lead the CHS girls varsity cross country team to a first place team finish with 28 points.

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Illegal entry of Canadian bruins

Dear Editor,

Why did the Border Patrol get involved too late with Dennis smuggling in the grizzlies from Canada?

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Frustrated by some hunters’ behavior

Dear Editor,

I really enjoy hunting season!

I really enjoy hunting season, first of all the county always tries to get our roads graded here in Chewiliken Valley before the hunters are driving over them. This year the “wash boards” were about six inches deep so it’s a challenge to drive our vehicles over them. This year they only got them partly graded so the hunters get to see what we put up with most all of the year.

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Overlooking the snakes on the plane

Dear Editor,

I have yet to meet anyone wailing about Bush and the Patriot Act “taking our rights!” who can name a single thing they could do pre-Bush that any Bush policy prevents them from doing now.

These same partisan alarmists decry anti-terrorism measures for “invading our privacy!” like library lists. Yet they are either woefully ignorant of, or choose to endorse, far more legitimate threats to what little remains of our privacy.

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Canadian beef ban should not be lifted, cattlemen say.

OMAK – Merely announcing a lift of the ban on imports of Canadian cattle led to a 50 percent drop in market prices local ranchers told U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell last Thursday.

Members of the Okanogan Cattlemen’s Association met with Sen. Cantwell in Omak at the Koala Grill to discuss what affect allowing Canadian beef back across the border into the United States would have on their industry.

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Crime Report 1

Calls/Jail Bookings

Monday, October 15

A report from Fourth Ave. in Okanogan of a found wallet.

A report from Second Ave. in Okanogan of an assault.

A report from Thompson Rd. near Riverside of a theft. A lock was cut off of the reporting party’s outhouse at his cabin and a fishing boat was taken.

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Jessie Austen Weaver

Jessie Austen Weaver, 79, Tonasket, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.

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Clifford A. Beezley

Clifford Beezley, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle passed away in his sleep on Oct. 14, 2007 in North Bend, Wash. By his side was his loving wife of 62 years Mary Lou Beezley (Flint).

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Community Bulletin Board 4

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.

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Tonasket Tigers win narrow victory over Omak

OMAK – The Tiger football team traveled to Omak last Friday night and although they put the first six points up on the scoreboard, it was a close finish for the victorious visitors.

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Crime Report

District Court

Linsey J. Manuel, 50, Oroville, pled guilty to DUI. He was sentenced to 365 days with 320 suspended and fined a total of $2,096.

Debra S. Hopkin, 40, Okanogan, pled guilty to Reckless Driving. She was sentenced to 180 days with 179 suspended and fined a total of $1,068.

Daniel I. Hall, 26, Omak, pled guilty to third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 87 suspended and fined a total of $293.

Ronald R. Hance, 29, Omak, pled guilty to third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended and fined a total of $1,043.

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