Invitation to Thanksgiving dinner

OROVILLE – Free Thanksgiving dinners are being offered in Oroville and Chesaw this Thursday and everyone is invited to come in and share the holiday with family, friends and neighbors.

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Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket Criminal Justice measure pulls ahead by single vote

OKANOGAN – If Tonasket’s Criminal Justice measure were a horserace, it would be a photo finish and it looks as though the self-imposed tax of 0.1 percent has won not by a nose, but by a whisker.

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Donetta Kay Bunde

Donetta Bunde, 69, passed away November 9th at Salem Hospital with her husband, Kent at her side. She was born in Salem to Don and Eleanor (Doerfler) Blades, being the only daughter with two older brothers, Dennis and Roger, followed by two younger brothers Wally and Jimmy.

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Fear for my grandchildren

Dear Editor,
Last week’s columns by Gary DeVon and William Slusher reminded me why I’m ready to withdraw to my couch and woodstove and let the world cruise along without me.

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Leaving the department in good hands

Dear Gary,
Friday, the 31st of October 2014, was my last day as the Chief Police Officer for the City of Oroville and all the responsibilities that go with the position, but more importantly I consider myself a citizen of the City of Oroville where I have been entrusted with the safety, well being and caretaking of the citizens of this generous little town. I leave this profession as both happy and apprehensive

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Barbara J. Forrester

Barbara J. Forrester was born on December 18, 1934 in Oroville to parents Giacamo and Angeline Scacco. She grew up in Oroville and was raised by her sister Rose Marie and Web Hallauer.

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Hospital Administrator presents two-pronged nursing home strategy

TONASKET – Citing the need to discuss “the elephant in the room,” North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel outlined a dual plan to cope with continuing financial losses at the North Valley Extended Care nursing home facility at the Thursday, Nov. 13, board of commissioners meeting.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
The court dismissed Nov. 10 two charges against Joseph Michael Foreman, 23, Okanogan: possession of a stolen motor vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property. The charges were dismissed with prejudice.

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It’s not easy getting old

Just as we’re getting over the shock of the Assisted Living being closed, we now have to contend with the knowledge that the Nursing Home in Tonasket may be hurtling towards the same fate. Again, there are legitimate reasons given for the potential closure of the facility, but that wouldn’t make it any easier.

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John Webster Myrick

John Webster Myrick, 94 passed away peacefully at home with his devoted wife, Juanita, of 73 years and their number five son Kevin, on November 15th, 2014.

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Oroville approves 1% increase in Ad Valorem tax

Railroad collector makes donations, including ‘speeder’ to Depot Museum OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council sprinted through their Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting with the main accomplishment of the night passing a one percent increase in the ad valorem taxes for the 2015 property tax revenues for the city and the EMS Levy. One percent is [...]

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