Oroville and Tonasket pass school M&O Levies

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts can breath a bit easier if early election results hold fast with both districts passing replacement two-year Maintenance and Operations levies.

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Claire Jeffko elected as Mayor Pro Tem

TONASKET – City Council Member Claire Jeffko has been named Mayor Pro Tem for the next two years, replacing Jill Vugteveen who has served in that role since January 2014. A mayor pro tempore assumes mayoral duties in the event of a mayor’s absence.

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NVH board approves investment of revenue in new equipment

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital registered two patients over 103 years old in 2015, according to Jana Symonds in her year-end report at North Valley Hospital’s January 28 board meeting.

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Erin Anne Sneeringer

Erin Anne Sneeringer, born June 9th, 1954, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday the 27th of January, 2016. In all essence of her words may good prevail on mother earth. Also may we all acknowledge that Death leaves heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal.

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Oroville School Board tackles discipline issues

OROVILLE – In an effort to get a handle on discipline, especially what to do with suspended students, the school board approved the hiring of a parapro for each building to give them an in-house option for improper behavior.

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Dennis Edward Rawley

Dennis Edward Rawley, 75, of Tonasket died January 28, 2016 at his home in Tonasket. He was born September 24, 1940 in Sacramento, California, the oldest of seven children born to parents John and Gladys Rawley.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

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Anthony Thomas Thompson, 34, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to harassment (gross misdemeanor) (lesser included of harassment [threats to kill]). The court dismissed a charge: second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV). Thompson was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 181 days suspended and credit for 183 days served. He was fined $600 for the July 16, 2015 crime.

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North Valley Hospital looks closely at strengths, weaknesses

Mike Zwicker, CEO of North Valley Hospital, presented conclusions drawn from a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to the Board of Commissioner’s meeting January 14. The SWOT analysis was performed by members of NVH senior leadership, managers and one board member as part of NVH’s Strategic Planning and development of one-year, three-year and five-year goals.

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David L. McDougall

David L. McDougall, age 76, passed away of cancer January 10, 2016 in the hospital in Portland, Oregon. David was born September 3, 1940 in Tonasket hospital to James and Ruth (Canaday) McDougall.

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Oroville considering request for road change

OROVILLE – Councilman Jon Neal was selected to serve as Oroville’s Mayor Pro Tempore, should Mayor Chuck Spieth be unable to attend a city council meeting.

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George ‘Max’ Kloth

George “Max” Kloth, 81 of Omak, Washington, passed away at his home on January 19, 2016. He was born June 26, 1934 in Havillah, Washington to Emil (Bill) and Catherine Kloth.

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