Viet Nam vet returns to village where he fought, was wounded TONASKET – Talk about a stranger in a strange land. John Jones, along with his wife River and his Cambodian interpreter (and self-proclaimed body guard) arrived in Memae Village last spring. Near the Cambodia/Viet Nam border, the area is so remote that the sight [...]
Starting at 4:00 a.m., the mine sweeper YMS-481, along with others of its class, began its second day of clearing the waters near Tarakan City, on the east side of Borneo. Heavily fortified by the Japanese, the oil produced there was of such a high grade that it didn’t need to be refined before being [...]
Ken Fulford faces PTSD, life issues with humor, ingenuity TONASKET – The outcast military veteran living alone in the mountains is almost as much a part of Pacific Northwest folklore as the Sasquatch. But in Okanogan County, the off-the-grid veteran is quite real. Some live in isolation by choice. Others find withdrawal from society the [...]
In honor of Veterans Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of Friday, November 8th, 2013 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. We would like to encourage all Veterans to please bring items in to be displayed on our Veterans [...]
Jim Pruitt, the area’s last known surviving World War II Prisoner of War, was honored at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly and awarded a certificate recognizing his service to the country. Michael Stewart and Gazette-Tribune reporter Brent Baker interviewed Mr. Pruitt about his harrowing experience as a POW. Below are excerpts from that interview; the full interview will be included as part of the oral histories that are being collected at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project.
Dear Tonasket Community, In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. We would like to encourage all veterans to please bring items in to be displayed on [...]
The US. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial in Tonasket will be featuring the Blue Star Mothers this month.
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – We thank the Blue Star Moms for their unanimous vote of confidence in the upcoming 2012-2013 board. For those that don’t know them, let me introduce them to you. This year’s treasurer will be KAREN HICKS who’s lived in Oroville for 20 years where she raised her son, AST2 Darren M. [...]
TONASKET – Thanks in large part to a cost report settlement, North Valley Hospital’s warrant levels have begun to come down. Acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the Thursday, Sept. 13, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting that the hospital had received a $704,000 settlement the previous day and combined with normal cash receipts [...]
TONASKET – Armed Forces Legacy Project volunteers added another collection of plaques to two walls of the memorial on Thursday, Sept. 13, began a flurry of activity that should culminate with the opening of the new on-site building on Sept. 20. Volunteers from Home Depot will be completing the next stage of landscaping on Tuesday. [...]