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Senior News: Jan. 18, 2017

Senior News: Jan. 18, 2017

 Nothing very exciting going on around the center. No meal on Monday, but the rummage room was open. There will be bingo on Thursday after lunch — come in and eat lunch and then try your luck. The Spring Sale in being set up in the sale room. If you have any nice, clean donations for it,...
James Walter Donaldson1934–2017

James Walter Donaldson
1934–2017

James Walter Donaldson passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Brewster, Washington. A weaver of the social fabric of the Methow Valley until his very last moments, he cast his final thread surrounded and held by many loved ones.  James was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on Feb. 3, 1934, to Retta and Clifford Donaldson, the...
Judy Lynn Hanley1957–2017

Judy Lynn Hanley
1957–2017

Judy Lynn Hanley lost her courageous fight with a rare syndrome on January 6, 2017.   Judy was born on January 16, 1957 in Lockport, New York.  She moved to Lowell, a suburb of Everett, in the mid-1960s where she attended school, married and raised her children. She fulfilled her dream of living on a...
Mary Ann McAlister1931–2016

Mary Ann McAlister
1931–2016

Mary Ann McAlister was born on Nov. 30, 1931, in Langdon, North Dakota. She died on Nov. 25, 2016, after a brief illness. She married Howard Stanley McAlister of Twisp in 1958. Service and celebration of life to be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 West Cedar Drive,...
Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Grizzly bears would be captured and released into the North Cascades in order to restore the bears to their historic habitat, based on proposals detailed in an environmental study released last week. The grizzly bear restoration proposals are …

Legal notices: January 18, 2017

DECLARATION OF FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON Chapter 61.30 Recorded with the Okanogan County Auditor on December 14, 2016 under Auditor’s File No. 3213389 TO: John P. Balderama, P.O. Box 884, Winthrop, WA  98862 TO: John P. Balderama, P.O. Box 884, Twisp, WA  98856 TO: John P. Balderama, P.O. Box 1084, Winthrop,...
Following the signs

Following the signs

By Don Nelson I was talking to someone after the informal community memorial for Brad Pinkerton last week, and we were musing about how it was too bad he couldn’t hear the wonderful things said about him (along with some of the good-natured gibes about his multi-faceted personality). That’s the way it is with memorials,...
Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Direct contact needed Dear Editor: I think that we can all agree that the results of the last election have shown that democracy cannot be a spectator sport, and that it is important for all citizens to participate not just by voting every once in a while, but also by being involved in the political...
Fitzmaurice named state Athlete of the Week

Fitzmaurice named state Athlete of the Week

Liberty Bell High School senior Lauren Fitzmaurice was named an athlete of the week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for her performances in recent basketball games against Eatonville and Manson. Against Eatonville in the Cascade Holiday Tourney, Fitzmaurice has 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals. Against Manson, she put up 20 points,...
Lady Lions take two of three games to stay near league leaders

Lady Lions take two of three games to stay near league leaders

Starting the second half of the Central Washington 2B league season, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team is in good position to qualify for post-season play. In games last week, the Lady Lions beat Manson and Bridgeport while dropping a …